"🍏🍎 Thank you to everyone. OVO Sound to the 🌎 @applemusic," Drake captioned the post alongside Apple CEO, Tim Cook, who presented him with the plaque that he also signed with his name, thanking the rapper for his historic achievement and likely for driving such traffic to Apple Music.
Drake has been with Apple Music since it first launched back in 2015 and even took the stage at Apple's Worldwide Developers meeting to talk to the audience about the service. He also signed a deal with the company which was rumored to be worth $19 million and it included the launch of OVO Sound Radio. Of course, Views arrived in April as an Apple Music and iTunes exclusive, so it makes sense that it achieved such monumental success on the service. The album was also certified triple platinum by the RIAA in August and earned over a billion total streams across all platforms back in June.
It's a good time to be Drake who also dropped his Views-inspired short film, Please Forgive Me, exclusively on Apple Music. The visual was directed by the same talent behind some of those very big Apple Music ads and stars Drizzy alongside familiar faces like Popcaan and Kyla Reid, who is best known for having her song sampled by Drake on "One Dance." For the visual, Drake reunited with his "Hotline Bling" video choreographer, Tanisha Scott.
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