Yes, it's true. Drake has just broken a record. More specifically, his out-of-the-blue, frenziedly received mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late is the one breaking records. Even more specifically, it's broken Spotify's first week streaming record. Yesterday it reported that songs from the mixture had been streamed more than 17.3 million times since Friday. I wonder if that's international or just US figures.

And whom did Drake topple from the top spot with this new record? Himself.

His 2013 album Nothing Was The Same got 15.8 million streams in its first week of existence on the service.

Even more previously, this record was held by Daft Punk, whose Random Access Memories got 8 million first-week album streams.