According to estimates by Torrent Freak, Kanye’s latest album The Life of Pablo was pirated more than 500,000 in one day.
Ye released his project on Saturday (February 13) on TIDAL and on kanyewest.com. Torrent Freak says that it was the limited availability that “angered many fans who reused to sign up for an expensive monthly subscription”.
According to Torrent Freak, the hype surrounding The Life of Pablo as well as the limited availability led to unusually high amounts of piracy.
In a statement to BBC, Ernesto from Torrent Freak said:
“Generally we don’t track music releases closely, so Im not calling any records. However, I haven’t seen numbers this high before for a music release- not with Adele either.”
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