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The Weeknd Helps Apple Music Top Spotify in Streams

The lead song of the The Weeknd’s new My Dear Melancholy album “Call Out My Name” tallied 6 million streams during its first 24 hours on Apple Music.

On Spotify, the same song drew 3.5 million streams during the same period. The numbers come despite Spotify boasting over 120 million more users. The Weeknd also released two exclusive music videos to the streaming service from the EP. The Verge also points out that this is the third time Apple Music has outperformed Spotify on a major release in the past 13 months. Overall, My Dear Melancholy brought in 26 million streams in its first day on Apple Music.

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