Even though Jay-Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail was already available to one million Samsung users and countless pirate listeners by the time it hit Spotify on July 9, that did nothing to temper the demand to stream the album. According to a press release from Spotify, MCHG had the biggest debut week for an album in the service’s history, with 14 million streams in the US. So yet again, Jay-Z‘s #newrules are paying off. Although, we’re guessing all those streams garnered him something like, oooh, $43.72, so maybe “paying off” isn’t the right wording?
Magna Carta also set the record for most streams of an album in a single day in the US. As for single-day song streams, Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky” still holds the top mark in the US. Spotify hasn’t release numbers for those two categories.