J. Cole's New Album Sets Spotify Record
December 18, 2014 at 9:42 AM (PT)
J. COLE has set a new SPOTIFY record for 2014 with his new DREAMVILLE/ROC NATION/COLUMBIA album, "2014 Forest Hills Drive," being streamed 15.7 million times in its debut week, the most first-week streams for any album this year. The previous record was set by another COLUMBIA RECORDS act, ONE DIRECTION, with 11.5 million streams of "Four" in its debut week in NOVEMBER.
"2014 Forest Hills Drive" topped the charts this week with a combination of 375,000 album, track sales and on-demand streams, the biggest debut for a hip-hop album in more than a year.
In other SPOTIFY news, noted EDM DJ/producer ARMIN VAN BUUREN became the second most-streamed artist on SPOTIFY with his "A State Of Trance' (ASOT) playlist, exceeding 200,000 followers. It is a feat topped only by one other artist, ONE DIRECTION, which had 235,000 followers at press time.