This meant that the Canadian singer had dethroned Taylor Swift who held the record since August 2017 thanks to her Reputation track, "Look What You Made Me Do".
That song, interestingly, was Drake's own "Diplomatic Immunity".
In addition to breaking the US Spotify record, "God's Plan" broke the opening day global Apple Music record this week. It topped out Spotify's daily streaming charts, too, with 4.3 million - again a record number for the platform.
On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the 31-year-old rapper took to Instagram to share the celebratory moment with National Basketball Association player LeBron James. It drove 1,216,409 streams Wednesday.
Radio DJ Zane Lowe then confirmed on Twitter that Drake had broken Apple Music's first-day streaming record. Drake took to Instagram to celebrate the success of "God's Plan", which is now nearing almost 10 million streams overall. He earned the most-streamed record and song in 2016 for VIEWS and "One Dance", respectively.