J. Cole’s ‘KOD’ Just Scored Apple Music and Spotify’s Best Debut Ever

It’s still a “Cole World,” apparently.

J. Cole just set an Apple Music record, with his latest album, “KOD,” being streamed 64.5 million times in the U.S. in the first 24 hours after its release last Friday, the company told TheWrap. The 32-year-old rapper unseated Drake from the top spot, passing 2016’s “Views” by about 1 million streams.

Spotify, the biggest music streamer in the world, tweeted on Monday morning “KOD” had also set its single-day record in the U.S., with more than 36.5 million streams. On Spotify’s Top 200 songs in the U.S. chart, J. Cole takes up the first 13 spots.

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— Spotify USA (@SpotifyUSA) April 23, 2018

As streaming becomes more ubiquitous on a daily basis, expect to see more of these records fall. Just two weeks ago, Cardi B had the best first-week debut for a female artist in Apple Music’s history. Bettors are probably already circling Kanye West’s new solo album, along with his joint release with Kid Cudi, in early June as the next challenger for the top spot.

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It’s still a “Cole World,” apparently.

J. Cole just set an Apple Music record, with his latest album, “KOD,” being streamed 64.5 million times in the U.S. in the first 24 hours after its release last Friday, the company told TheWrap. The 32-year-old rapper unseated Drake from the top spot, passing 2016’s “Views” by about 1 million streams.

Spotify, the biggest music streamer in the world, tweeted on Monday morning “KOD” had also set its single-day record in the U.S., with more than 36.5 million streams. On Spotify’s Top 200 songs in the U.S. chart, J. Cole takes up the first 13 spots.

As streaming becomes more ubiquitous on a daily basis, expect to see more of these records fall. Just two weeks ago, Cardi B had the best first-week debut for a female artist in Apple Music’s history. Bettors are probably already circling Kanye West’s new solo album, along with his joint release with Kid Cudi, in early June as the next challenger for the top spot.

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Sex Workers Mad at Bernie Sanders, and Cardi B’s Involved

Bernie Sanders has drawn the ire of sex workers after voting in favor of a bill to curb sex trafficking and then tweeting a reference to Cardi B.

On Wednesday, the Vermont senator shared a quote from the rapper in defense of social security, writing, “Cardi B is right. If we are really going to make America great we need to strengthen Social Security so that seniors are able to retire with the dignity they deserve.”

As Salon noted on Thursday, that tweet was met with a number of responses from those noting that Cardi B is a former stripper and Sanders had very recently helped to pass a bill that some say will endanger sex workers.

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“Hey Bernie: Cardi is a former stripper. You voted for SESTA which endangers sex workers,” wrote adult film actress Sydney Leathers. “Please don’t try to use her for clout. We know how you really feel.”

SESTA refers to the Stop Enabling Sex-Trafficking Act, which Sanders voted for in the Senate and was signed into law by President Donald Trump last week. Critics of the legislation say it confuses consensual sex work with illegal sex trafficking and could make life more dangerous for sex workers.

“Conflating sex trafficking with consensual adult sex work does so much more harm than good,” sex worker Ginger Banks told Salon. “Decriminalizing sex work is what I believe is the answer to protecting not only people who choose to do sex work but those who are forced into it.”

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Banks said she was inspired by Sanders’ tweet about Cardi to create a video that would “ask him to possibly add the rights of sex workers to the list of things that he’s willing to fight for,” adding that she is still a supporter.

Others have not been a generous: “I love when Bernie tries to make relevant tie ins with his campaign but forgets he’s quoting a former sex worker who would have definitely been harmed by his decision to vote yes on SESTA/FOSTA,” read another tweet highlighted by Salon.

Representatives for Sanders did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Bernie Sanders has drawn the ire of sex workers after voting in favor of a bill to curb sex trafficking and then tweeting a reference to Cardi B.

On Wednesday, the Vermont senator shared a quote from the rapper in defense of social security, writing, “Cardi B is right. If we are really going to make America great we need to strengthen Social Security so that seniors are able to retire with the dignity they deserve.”

As Salon noted on Thursday, that tweet was met with a number of responses from those noting that Cardi B is a former stripper and Sanders had very recently helped to pass a bill that some say will endanger sex workers.

“Hey Bernie: Cardi is a former stripper. You voted for SESTA which endangers sex workers,” wrote adult film actress Sydney Leathers. “Please don’t try to use her for clout. We know how you really feel.”

SESTA refers to the Stop Enabling Sex-Trafficking Act, which Sanders voted for in the Senate and was signed into law by President Donald Trump last week. Critics of the legislation say it confuses consensual sex work with illegal sex trafficking and could make life more dangerous for sex workers.

“Conflating sex trafficking with consensual adult sex work does so much more harm than good,” sex worker Ginger Banks told Salon. “Decriminalizing sex work is what I believe is the answer to protecting not only people who choose to do sex work but those who are forced into it.”

Banks said she was inspired by Sanders’ tweet about Cardi to create a video that would “ask him to possibly add the rights of sex workers to the list of things that he’s willing to fight for,” adding that she is still a supporter.

Others have not been a generous: “I love when Bernie tries to make relevant tie ins with his campaign but forgets he’s quoting a former sex worker who would have definitely been harmed by his decision to vote yes on SESTA/FOSTA,” read another tweet highlighted by Salon.

Representatives for Sanders did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Bernie Sanders: “Cardi B is right” 

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Kendrick Lamar to Headline Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2018

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Cardi B Just Beat Taylor Swift’s Apple Music Streaming Record

Move over, Taylor Swift. Cardi B just took your number one spot, with the rapper’s debut LP, “Invasion of Privacy,” breaking Apple Music’s record for most streamed album from a female artist in a single week.

“Privacy” has already racked up 100 million streams in its first week, Apple told TheWrap. Cardi B lapped Taylor Swift’s “Reputation,” which previously held the top position — passing the record by mid-week. Apple didn’t share the number for the previous streaming record.

Since coming out last Friday, “Privacy” is already the fifth most-streamed album in Apple Music’s history. It’s helped that her single, “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J. Balvin, is sitting pretty as the most streamed song in the world as well.

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Apple declined to share which artists hold the top overall streaming spots, male or female. But an Apple rep told TheWrap that Cardi B is close behind Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Migos on the list of all-time most streamed albums.

In short, it’s been a good week for the 25-year-old from New York City. And that’s even considering she admitted to GQ she received “potentially lethal illegal butt injections” from a woman operating out of a Queens basement.

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Move over, Taylor Swift. Cardi B just took your number one spot, with the rapper’s debut LP, “Invasion of Privacy,” breaking Apple Music’s record for most streamed album from a female artist in a single week.

“Privacy” has already racked up 100 million streams in its first week, Apple told TheWrap. Cardi B lapped Taylor Swift’s “Reputation,” which previously held the top position — passing the record by mid-week. Apple didn’t share the number for the previous streaming record.

Since coming out last Friday, “Privacy” is already the fifth most-streamed album in Apple Music’s history. It’s helped that her single, “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J. Balvin, is sitting pretty as the most streamed song in the world as well.

Apple declined to share which artists hold the top overall streaming spots, male or female. But an Apple rep told TheWrap that Cardi B is close behind Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Migos on the list of all-time most streamed albums.

In short, it’s been a good week for the 25-year-old from New York City. And that’s even considering she admitted to GQ she received “potentially lethal illegal butt injections” from a woman operating out of a Queens basement.

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