Drake’s Scorpion streams a billion times in a week. How much did he make?

So how much money has Drake made just from Scorpion in this week? (Billboard has more facts here.)
Impressive, right? In a week. That’s a good first-week sales number by any measure. The big news in the music industry today is how Drake obliterated all kinds of streaming records with his new album, Scorpion. The voodoo Billboard uses to convert streams into an equivalent number of CDs indicates that we’re looking at 700,000 copies. Scorpion is the first album to be streamed a billion times in a week. If we assume that Drake would have made a buck a CD–we really have no idea since these royalty deals are subject to individual negotiations–that would yield a net of $7 million. And Scorpion has the highest-streamed total for a debut week.   If we stake the average industry payout per stream, which is $0.008 (eight one-hundredths of a cent per stream), that would indicate he’s earned $8 million just from streaming. But how does this to compare to how Scorpion would have fared in the pre-streaming days of the CD? Another thing: Drake has four of the top 10 best-ever streaming weeks. I think it’s safe to say that Drake is fine with living in the streaming world. You might not be a fan of the guy and you might wonder why he insides on released a far-to-long double album, but you can’t argue with success. Drake also set a record for having the most streams by any artist in a given week, having been heard 750 million times.
How much did he make? Drake’s Scorpion streams a billion times in a week.