Apple tells The Verge that by the middle of the week the artist doubled the previous record for first-week streams by a female artist held by Taylor Swift's Reputation. Invasion of Privacy is now the fifth most streamed album ever on Apple Music, passing Starboy by The Weeknd and Divide by Ed Sheeran.
Debut albums usually don’t set streaming records — and they definitely don’t break records set by Taylor Swift — which makes this an even more impressive accomplishment for Cardi B.
Apple recently revealed that it now has over 40 million paid subscribers to its music streaming service. You can sign up for a free three month trial here.