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NAME: Aubrey 'Drake' Graham. 
BORN: 24, October, 1986.
FROM: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
CAREER: Actor, Song Writer, Vocalist (Genre: R&B, Hip-hop, Dancehall), Basketball Player, Entrepreneur & Record Producer. 
UNUSUAL ABILITY: Known for combining rapping and singing.

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               Beginning his career as an actor in 2001, He Casted as ‘’Jimmy Brooks’’ in 145 episodes on the famous Canadian Television Series 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'. (2001-2007). This Article is strictly dedicated Drake's music career.

         Released in February 2009, Drake's mix tape "So Far Gone" proceeded his series of early mix tapes and achieved unexpected critical and commercial success, earning him two Grammy Award-nominations and producing the hit singles "Successful", "Forever" (Ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem) & “Best I Ever Had ". The latter peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 while being certified triple platinum in the U.S. "Thank Me Later" was one of the most anticipated hip hop releases of 2010. When "Thank Me Later" (Drake's debut Album) was released, it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in the United States and sold 447,000 copies in its first week. The album became the top selling debut album for any artist in 2010, and featured Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Jay-Z. It also debuted at number one in Canada with first-week sales of 31,000 copies. By August 2015, the album has sold 1,800,000 copies in the United State. Four singles were released from the album-"Over" on March 8, 2010, "Find Your Love" on May 5, "Miss Me" on June 1, and "Fancy" on August 3. All four singles reached the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including "Miss Me" at number 15 and "Over" at number 14. "Find Your Love" peaked at number five on the Hot 100 and also reached number 10 in Canada. 

As a result of high digital sales and airplay, the song "Find Your Love" received the title for the 5th Best Song of the summer of 2010 in the U.S. "Over" was later certified triple platinum for sales of over 3 million copies in U.S. The Album received 4 Grammy nominations at the 53 Award Ceremony, including 2 nominations for "Best New Artist". Shortly after, Rihanna's "Loud" (Album) second single, “What’s My Name?” (With Drake), reached number one in the US and the UK. The song received a nomination at the 54th Grammy Awards for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration". At the end of 2010, "Thank Me Later" appeared on several critics' top-ten lists of the year's best albums, including Time, who ranked it fifth best, and Rolling Stone, who named it the seventh best album of the year.

            In the wake of 2011, Drake was featured on Lil Wayne's song "She Will" recorded for his album- "That Carter IV". The song debuted on No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Drake's highest debut on the chart till date and has sold over 3,450,000 copies in the U.S. Shortly after "Take Care", the second studio album by Canadian singer/rapper Drake was released. It was released on November 15, 2011. It immediately debuted at No. 1 in both Canada and USA, while it peaked at No. 5 in UK. Noted by music writers for its minimalist R&B elements, existential subject matter, conflicted lyrics, and Drake's alternately sung and rapped vocals.                                                                                                                     ‘’           ‘’Take Care" is one of the best Hip-hop/R&B albums of All Time. The album was promoted with eight singles—"Marvin’s Room ", " Headlines", " Make Me Proud" featuring Nicki Minaj, " The Motto", " Take Care" featuring Rihanna , " HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right) " featuring Lil Wayne , " Crew Love " featuring The Weekend , and "Lord Knows" featuring Rick Ross . Other important highlights are "Over My Dead Body", "Cameras", "Doing It Wrong", "We'll Be Fine", "Look What You've Done" "The Ride". The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 631,000 copies in its first week. As of August 2015, ‘’Take Care’’ (Album) has sold 4,000,000 copies, according to Nielsen Sound Scan. Upon its release, Take Care received generally positive reviews from music critics, who commended its expansive production, emotional themes, and Drake's songwriting. It was included on year-end lists by several publications; including The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, both of which ranked it at number one. ‘’Take Care’’ also earned Drake a Grammy Award for the "Best Rap Album" at the 55th Ceremony; where "HYFR" was nominated for 'Best Rap/Sung Collaboration' and "The Motto" received nominations for 'Best Rap Performance' And 'Best Rap Song'.  

                  According to Metacritic, "Take Care" was the ninth-highest-ranked album in year-end top 10 lists by music critics, based on 135 list. Due to its high commercial success, "Take Care" eventually finished 3rd on the year end list of Billboard 200 in 2012, behind Adele's "21" and Alabama's "Christmas". In January 2015, Billboard named it the sixth-best album of 2010 (so far). 

        Critically speaking "Marvin's Room" is the best song off the album; Ever since its release, it has peaked at No. 21 on the U.S. Drake never needed much more than his voice to be vulnerable. His producer, 40, is at his Pure Moods best, bringing a smoldering, manoleum instrumental that seems to take up the room. Drake pines harder than he's ever pined, wrapping in actual clipped-out sections of a messy voicemail left by the former betrothed. “Marvin's Room” was too Spartan to ever crack the top 20, but there’s no doubt it’s the boldest thing the Canadian has ever recorded. Sad, sweet, a little bit funny, a leap of faith that launched Drake straight to the top. Billboard has cited the song as one of the best R&B songs of the 21st century (so far). Noted too is the fact that "The Motto" had a great cultural influence in U. S., helping to popularize the slang "YOLO" (acronym for 'You Only Live Once'); It peaked at No.14 on its release. The song was later announced by Billboard As the 10th best Rap songs of All Time, while making the top 20 in the "Billboard Hot 100" 2012 year end list without hitting the top 10 on the weekly chart. "Lord Knows" is another important mention. The song was greatly appreciated by the Music Critics for the use of the Orchestra by Drake, coupled with its highly organized musical coordination. Just Blaze’s “Lord Knows” instrumental might be the bawdiest thing he’s ever put to tape. Choirs, reprises, more choirs, some angelic strings and a concrete drumbeat that somehow penetrates the cacophony. Meanwhile, Drake prattles on about gold, cars, women, etc., in perhaps his most appealingly self-obsessed verse to date. The album has also produced some of the best-selling songs of Drake's career.

                        The song "Take Care" & "Headlines" has been certified quadruple platinum for sales exceeding 4 million copies each in the US, while, "The Motto" has sold over 3,200,000 copies in the US only. "Take Care" is the most successful single off the album in the UK where it peaked on No. 9 while staying on the Official Chart for 44 weeks. It is one of Drake's most commercially successful songs till date there. The Music Video of "HYFR" has been praised by the music critics while been named by Billboard as the 3rd best music video of the 2010 (so far). 

         "Nothing was the same" is the third studio album by Canadian rapper and singer Drake. It was released on September 24, 2013. Nothing Was the Same was supported by the seven successful singles; " Started from the Bottom ", " Hold OnWe're Going Home" featuring Majid Jordan, " All Me " featuring 2 Chainz and Big Sean, " Pound Cake " featuring Jay-Z, " The Language", " Too Much" featuring Sampha and " Worst Behavior ". " Wu-Tang Forever “& "5AM In Toronto" were released, prior to the album as a promotional single. Other essential tracks off the album including "From Time" ft. Jhene Aiko, "Tuscan Leather" & "Furthest Thing".’’ Nothing was the same’’ received generally positive reviews from critics, scoring 79 on Metacritic. The album was also a commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 658,000 copies in its first week of release. It became the seventh best-selling album of 2013 in the United States. It also debuted within the top two positions in Canada, Denmark, Australia and the United Kingdom. As of August 2016, the album has sold 1,783,000 copies in the United States. The songs "Worst Behavior", "Hold On,’’ We're Going Home" & "Started From The Bottom" received high (positive) critical appraise from the Critics. Closing out the year,’’ Nothing was the same’’ was named to multiple "Best Albums of the Year" lists. XXL named it the best album of 2013. They commented saying, "The OVO general is at his highest point of his career, perfecting his formula of singing and rapping that truly carries the album from start to finish. With 40 in his corner, the pair executed tighter levels of their dark, lush sound that became easily identifiable. The compelling cuts—"From Time", "Too Much", "Hold On, We're Going Home"—as well as obvious anthems like "Started from the Bottom" and "Worst Behavior" display leaps of growth."                                                                                                                          At the 56th Grammy Award Ceremony, The album received nomination for "Best Rap Album", while "Started from the Bottom" Received nominations for 'Best Rap Performance' & 'Best Rap Song'. The song also peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified double platinum in U.S. for sales of over 2.4 million copies. "Hold On" was also a commercial success in many countries, peaking at No. 4 in both U.S. and U.K. and has been certified triple platinum in the U.S. for sale of over 3 million copies. This song is proof that Drake is occasionally at his best when he’s singing, not rapping. The thoroughbred hit from 2013’s ‘’Nothing was the same," it’ll float lighter than air in every CVS across the country for generations to come. Rightfully so: It's a beautiful, emotional, soothing song. There’s still so much mystery around “Worst Behavior.” It seems to exist outside of time and space. Nobody knows what it’s about, why they never loved us, what constitutes “worst behavior" and so on. What we do know is that despite peaking at a paltry 89 on the Billboard 100, it tears the house down every time it gets played.
           Even in 2014 when Drake didn't release any Album, he showed the world that just one song is enough to keep him on top of his game. “0-100” was released as a throwaway one-off single in the middle of 2014, and a few moments later it was number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song received majorly positive reviews from the music critics and ended up in many publications' year-end lists. Fame helps, sure, but Drake has a pretty unique hold on the English language, which is why we’re still saying, “man, that went zero to 100” to this day. Drake’s hooks are good enough to make it into the English Dictionary. "0-100" later received 2 Grammy Award nominations at the 57th Ceremony, ‘’For 'Best Rap Performance'’ & '’Best Rap Song', losing both to Kendrick Lamar's "I".

            According to reports officially made by the Music Industry, the 21st century has seen a drastic transition in the format of recorded music for sales. Its first decade saw an increase in the popularity of the digital format, while the traditional (CDs) formats gradually began gaining popularity. However the digital formats' dominance was short-termed, especially considering the fact that the first-half of the 2010s saw the emergence of the streaming format. Thanks to the arrival of Drake's forth official album in 2015, streaming formats finally gained full acceptance (or grounds), with its heavy sales number through the format. This makes Drake one of the few Musicians who has brought revolution in the Music Industry. "If You're Reading This It's too late" is the fourth album by Canadian singer/rapper Drake. It was released through the iTunes Store without prior announcement on February 13, 2015, by Cash Money Records. 

            The album received generally positive reviews and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with three-day sales of 495,000 copies and 40,000 for online streaming credits, making this Drake's fourth time at the top of the chart. The album also broke Spotify’s first-week streaming record with over 17.3 million streams in the first three days. The record was previously held by Drake himself, with his album ‘’Nothing was the same’’ (2013), with 15.146 million streams in the first week. Because of the album, Drake also became the first rapper to top Billboard’s Artist 100 chart. Since its release the album has sold over 2 million copies in the U.S. and was the 2nd Best digital release of 2015. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 78, based on 33 reviews. The album was later named by Rolling Stones as the 2nd best Album of 2015 while it finished at No.4 on Billboard Hot 200 Albums at the end of the year. Critics also praised its averagely commercially successful tracks "Know Yourself", "10 Bands", "Energy" "Legend" along with the album's promotional single "Back to Back". At the 58th Grammy Award Ceremony, "If You're Reading This, It's Too Late" received nomination for "Best Rap Album", while "Back" received for "Best Rap Performance" and "Energy" for "Best Rap Song", losing all to Kendrick Lamar's Universal Acclaimed Album-"To Pimp a Butterfly" and its single "Alright". 

          Towards the end of 2015, Drake released a collaborative mix tape with the American Rapper "Future" entitled "What a Time to be Alive". The mix tape was met with high critical appraise and had ever since been certified platinum in the U.S. It produce one of Drake's best-selling song "Jump man", which was commercially successful in many countries including been certified triple platinum in the U.S. for sales of copies exceeding 3 million. Other important highlights from the mix tape include "Big Rings" & "Diamond Dancing". Later that year He announced the title His 5th major release as "Views from the 6".

"Views"
 released on April 29, 2016. The album contains the elements of genres such as R&B, dancehall, hip hop and pop, among others. "Views" was supported by five singles: " Hotline Bling " (which was included as a bonus track), " One Dance " featuring Wizkid and Kyla, " Pop Style " featuring The Throne (Jay Z and Kanye West), " Controlla" and " Too Good " featuring Rihanna; Along with promotional singles "Summer Sixteen" and "Work" (From Rihanna's ANTI). Other important highlights from the Album are: "Child's Play", "Feel No Ways", "Weston Road Flows", "9", "Grammys" Ft. Future & "Still Here". "Views" was met with lukewarm reviews from critics, many of whom found it to be an overlong retread of Drake's previous work. It scored 69 (The lowest score throughout Drake's career) according to Metacritics. Despite this, it spent 13 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard 200. It also topped the charts in nine other countries including United Kingdom and Canada. ‘’Views’’ became the first album to accumulate one-billion streams on Apple Music.                                                                                                    
              On December 1, 2016, Views was certified Quadruple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). As of January 2017, Views sold 1.61 million copies and a total of 4.14 million album-equivalent units in the United States. It became the second best-selling overall album of 2016, with 1.04 million equivalent album units (1,608,000 copies sold that year) (behind Adele's "25") , selling 852,000 copies in its first week of release , and achieving over 245 million streams, more than previous record 115.2 million by Beyoncé's Lemonade. Views became Drake's sixth consecutive number-one album (fifth as solo artist) on the Billboard 200 and largest sales week. With "Views”, Drake also joined Adele, Michael Bublé and Taylor Swift as the only artists in the 2010s decade to have an album remain at number one on the Billboard 200 for six consecutive weeks (9 consecutive weeks as in "Views" case). Views’ overall popularity was enhanced by its enormous appeal on streaming services. The set racked up 2.02 million in streaming equivalent album units in 2016 -- equaling 3.04 billion streams for the album’s tracks during the year. It also finishes 2016 as the year’s top-selling digital album, with 1.3 million downloads sold. "Views" received multiple nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. The album was nominated for Best Rap Album while “Hotline Bling " won for Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song, respectively. And the single version of “Pop Style “featuring The Throne was nominated for Best Rap Performance. The album won the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album at the 2016's American Music Awards, while "Hotline Bling" won for Rap/Hip-hop song. And most of all, It helped Drake claim 13 Awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, including award for "Top Billboard 200 Album". The Album made it into the top ten in many countries' year end lists. Finishing at #2 in U.S. And at #8 in U.K. Drake was later named the IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2016. 

            While were still in the early second half of 2015, the first official single of "Views" arrived. Like a lot of Drake songs, “Hotline Bling” came out of nowhere. One day the world woke up, checked the internet and life was never the same. “Hotline Bling” is the definitive Drake song. The R&B and Pop crossover song is the sort of incandescent hit that’s destined to transcend its author. A perfect, neon-pink slab of wistful nostalgia, tinged with lingering regrets and warm memories. This is the story of all of us. Every single human being loves, loses touch and wonders. People that used to be crucial in our lives, discovering what life is like after us. It’s an incredibly Drake thing to write about, but nobody has ever articulated that precise bittersweet feeling better. This song set a perfect atmosphere for the arrival of "Views". "Hotline Bling" generally received favorable reviews. Music critics were complimentary about the presentation of Drake's emotional side, as well as its production, but criticized its lyrics. A music video directed by Director X was then released; it subsequently gained popularity on YouTube and spawned several parodies. As of August 2017, the music video has received over 1.2 billion views on YouTube, and is the site's 40th most-watched video. 
     
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                     The song was included on several year-end critics' pools. Rolling Stone ranked "Hotline Bling" at number 3 on its year-end list to find the 50 best songs of 2015. Billboard ranked "Hotline Bling" at number 2 on its year-end critics' poll for 2015, stating that: "In a trio of freebies Drake plopped on Sound Cloud in July, "Hotline Bling" was the only non-diss track. Backed by a tropical, groovy melody, "Hotline Bling" finds Aubrey Graham [Drake's birth name] giving a rap a hard pass and singing his heart out for some late-night loving through the phone. Pitchfork Media named "Hotline Bling" the second best song of 2015, after Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright ". Time named "Hotline Bling" the eighth-best song of 2015. The Village Voice named "Hotline Bling" the best single released in 2015 on their annual year-end critics' poll, Pazz & Jop. "Hotline Bling" is probably Drake's most commercially successful track till date. 

                In the United States, The song has peaked at number two for five non-consecutive weeks, behind both “The Hills" by The Weekend and “Hello" by Adele. As of February 2016, the song has sold over 2 million copies in the United States. "Hotline Bling" remained in the top ten of this chart for nineteen weeks before dropping out on February 13, 2016. Later, "Hotline Bling" was certified quintuple platinum with over 5 million units. It sat at the top of the Billboard Hot Hip-hop/R&B Chart for 11 weeks, while staying at the summit of the Rap Chart for a record breaking 18 weeks. In the United Kingdom, "Hotline Bling" peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart , becoming Drake's highest-charting song there (at the time) as a lead artist. The song also peaked at the top of the UK R&B Chart. It has since been certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. The song and its official video has been honored at many award shows.
     
                 The track "Work" was Drake's first Dancehall experiment of 2016. With and assist from the Caribbean Queen- Rihanna, Lyrically, "Work" is "about working for a paycheck no matter what else is going on in your life. Additionally, it focuses on "a fragile relationship" that can be seen in the lines, "If I get another chance to, I would never, oh never, neglect you," which Rihanna sings. The combination of this power couple not only delivered a sultry island-influenced track, reflective of Rihanna’s Caribbean roots, but an enticing double-video to boot, which has garnered nearly 913 million views. The song itself reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (staying at the summit for 9 weeks), and remained on the chart for nearly 40 weeks, its hypnotic chorus burrowing its way into the year's subconscious. The song also peaked at number one in Canada, Brazil, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the top five of the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany. Critical response to "Work" was mixed; critics praised its composition and Rihanna's decision to return to her earlier themes of dancehall music, while others were more skeptical of the song's potential as a comeback for Rihanna.

               It was nominated for two awards at the 59th Grammy Awards: Record for the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and has been included on several year-end lists. "Work" became the first dancehall song to top the Billboard Hot 100 since Sean Paul's “Temperature” (2006) and was succeeded by another dancehall song, Drake's “One Dance ". The song was most successful on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart where it debuted atop of it, becoming Rihanna's fifth chart-topper and Drake's fourteenth. As of December, the song has sold over 1.76 million copies in the US and has ever since been certified 6x platinum for sales of 6 million units there. According to Billboard Hot 100 year-end chart of 2016, "Work" was the fourth best Song of the year. "Work" has accumulated over 1.2 million physical sales in the United Kingdom and has been certified double platinum there, for 2 million unit totals. 
            
                    It peaked at #2 there, while topping the U.K. R&B Chart. "Work" received the honor for "R&B/Soul Song" at the 2016 American Music Awards. It has also been honored at many other award shows. Noted too is the fact that 3 days after the arrival of "Work" drake dropped his record breaking and critically acclaimed Hip-hop anthem. "Summer Sixteen" debuted at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on January 30, 2016, selling 215,000 downloads in its first week; these sales became the highest debut sales of Drake's career. As of March 26, 2016, the single sold 358,032 copies in the United States. Of course the song became Drake's fifteenth Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-hop Chart topper. Wow!

                 "One Dance" was released shortly after the release date for "Views" was announced, alongside “Pop Style ".One Dance" was the first of three dancehall singles to be released from ‘’Views’’, along with “Controlla " and " Too Good ". Just like many other Drake's songs, it received positive critical appraise. On the Billboard Critics pick year end chart on Billboard, it finished 7th. "One Dance" reached number one in 15 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, becoming Drake's first number-one single in all 15 countries as the lead artist. It topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for 10 non-consecutive weeks and the UK Singles Chart for 15 consecutive weeks, making it the joint-second longest consecutive number one in the country, while topping the U.K. R&B Chart for a staggering 27 weeks (That's more than half a year). Featured artist Wizkid became the first Nigerian artist to top the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. "One Dance" became the second dancehall song of 2016 to top the Billboard Hot 100 after Rihanna’s “Work" which also featured Drake. It also topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-hop Chart for 15 weeks, while sitting atop the R&B Chart for a record breaking 20 weeks.
   
              On September 7, 2016, Billboard named "One Dance" the 2016 Song of the summer. As of December 2016, it has sold 2 million copies in the US, thus being the fifth-best-selling song of the year. For Apple Music it was the best performing song of the year. On October 15, 2016, "One Dance" became the most played song ever on streaming media service Spotify, with over one billion individual streams, overtaking the previous record held by Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s “Lean On". "One Dance" was the best-performing single worldwide of 2016 and is one of the best-selling singles of all-time. Closing the 2016 charts, "One Dance" finished at #1 in the U.K. and #3 in the U.S. It later received 4 awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, including award for Best R&B Song. It has received many other accolades and awards including being the 23rd R&B/Hip-hop song of all time in the U.S. One Dance has been certified Diamond in Canada, quadruple platinum in the U.S., Triple platinum in the U.K., Diamond in France, 6x platinum in Australia, 6x platinum in Italy, 3x gold in Germany and 7x platinum in Belgium.

            "Too good" was another critically acclaimed song on "Views”. It is the fourth collaboration between Drake and Rihanna after “What’s My Name? "” Take Care “and “Work ". Matthew Ramirez of Pitchfork Media named the song "The Best New Track" of the day and "Too Good" a highlight from Views. Ramirez stated, ""Too Good" is a vestige of the same creative juices that flowed through” Work’s Caribbean-inspired polyrhythm. (A similar influence is all over Views.) Billboard ranked "Too Good" at number 32 on their "100 Best Pop Songs of 2016" list while it finished at #29 on the commercial list. "Too Good" proved to be commercially successful, reaching number 9 in Canada, number 3 in the UK (where it charted for 43 total weeks), and number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 . It has been certified quadruple platinum in Canada, platinum in the U.K. and has sold over 721,000 copies in U.S. It has received the accolade for the 11th best Hip-hop song of all time in the U.K. It was also Drake's 17th chart topper on the Billboard Rhythmic Chart, where it sat for 3 weeks. Other songs on the Album (Views) has also met average commercial and critical acclaim. For instance, "Controlla", "Child's Play" and "Still Here" & "Pop Style" were all essential tracks that contributed greatly to "Views" universal acclaim. Despite the fair criticism —the length, the sequencing, the content—
‘’VIEWS ‘’is still a success. It's breaking streaming records and does, in fact, contain memorable songs that Drake can be proud of. 

                      "More Life" (subtitled A Playlist by October Firm on the cover) is an album by Canadian rapper/singer Drake, although described by the artist as a playlist. The songs on More Life feature a broad range of genres, including Hip-hop, R&B, dancehall, grime, trap, Afrobeat, and pop. The album was supported by five singles: “Fake Love ", “Passion fruit ", “Free Smoke ", “Portland” featuring Quavo and Travis Scott, and “Glow" featuring Kanye West. Other important highlights include "Blem", "Madiba Riddim", "Teenage Fever", "Gyalchester", "KMT" Ft. Giggs, "Do Not Disturb", "Get It Together" Ft. Jorja Smith & "Sacrifices" Ft. Young Thug and 2 Chainz. More Life received generally positive reviews and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, becoming his seventh consecutive number one album, while also breaking several streaming records. According to the Rolling Stones: "Drake calls his superb new More Life a "playlist," not an album or even a mix tape, yet that might be why it sounds so expressive, so emotional, so quintessentially Drakean. When you get right down to it, Aubrey Graham is a playlist – a true pop visionary who's always a fan at heart, an omnivore with a raging appetite for his next favorite sound. More Life is his finest long form collection in years, cheerfully indulgent at 22 tracks and 82 minutes, a masterful tour of all the grooves in his head, from U.K. grime ("No Long Talk") to Caribbean dancehall ("Blem") to South African house ("Get It Together") to Earth, Wind & Fire ("Glow")." At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 79, based on 25 reviews. In July 2017, Rolling Stones named "More Life" the 2nd album of 2017, behind Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN".


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                       Worldwide, on the day of its release, More Life broke streaming records on both Spotify and Apple Music. The tracks of the album achieved a total of 61.3 million streams on Spotify in a single day, breaking the previous record of 56.7 million for "÷" by Ed Sheeran, in early March 2017. On Apple Music, the tracks of the album achieved a total of 89.9 million streams on the day of release (not including the amount of listeners during the OVO Sound Radio debut of the album on Beats 1), setting the record of most streams of an album in a single day on Apple Music, as well as any single streaming service, and beating Spotify's number by almost 30 million streams. All of More Life's 22 tracks were on the Billboard Hot 100 in its debut week. Streaming is the main driver for each of More Life’s Hot 100-charted songs.

                 As reported, the set drew a record 384.8 million streams for its songs in its first week (ending March 23, 2017), according to Nielsen Music, besting the 245.1 million song streams that Views ' songs garnered in their first frame. On the Billboard 200, More Life vaults in at No. 1 with 505,000 equivalent album units in its opening week. Since then the Album has stayed on the spot of The Billboard Hot 200 for a total of 3 weeks and is currently the third best album on the UK Official Charts this year. It's essential tracks "Fake Love" and "Passion fruit" have both received high critical acclaim and commercially successful worldwide since their release. Many critical organizations ranked them within the top ten songs of 2017 (so far). They also charted within the top ten in more than 15 countries. 
Drake has been cited by many magazines as one of the best (top ten) musicians of the 2010s (Others including Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Beyoncé & Bruno Mars).

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
1. The Canadian musician has set a new record for the Most Billboard Music Awards won by an artist in a single year (13 in 2017), beating the total of 12 awards that British star Adele won back in 2012. Drake has won 14 Billboard Music Awards in all from 54 nominations.

2. Have charted 157 SONGS on the 'Billboard hot 100' till date, Making him the highest charting Soloists of all time (Second only to the 'Glee Cast' Band with 207 SONGS on the chart). 

3. The first Musician to Spend eight straight years (I.e. 443 weeks) on the 'Billboard Hot 100' (Duration: 2009 - 2017)

4. In 2016, He beat the record set by Michael Jackson with the most American Music Awards nomination 32 years ago. The "Views" creator received 13 American Music Awards nods. Jackson previously held the record with 11 nominations in 1984. Drake has won 6 American Music Awards in all from 22 nominations.

5. Drake's ‘’Views’’ (Album) broke a 24 year old record on Billboard for topping it for 13 weeks. Having the most weeks atop the list for a man since Billy Ray Cyrus ’ "Some Gave All" ruled for 17 straight frames in 1992. Also, with "Views" and "Dance", Drake leads the Billboard Artist 100 , Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100 charts (dated July 16) simultaneously for a record-breaking eighth total week (having first tripled up on the May 21 charts). He passes Taylor Swift, who previously dominated the three tallies at the same time for seven weeks. (The Artist 100, which measures artist activity across Billboard's most influential charts, began in July 2014.) With that continued double domination, Drake ties for the longest consecutive control of both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously among solo males. Michael Jackson also led both lists concurrently for seven straight weeks in 1983 with "Billie Jean" and ‘’Thriller’’, respectively. Among all artists, Drake links the longest consecutive coronations on the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously since Whitney Houston led both for a record-tying 12 straight weeks in 1992-93 with "I Will Always Love You" and parent album ‘’The Bodyguard’’ (with the soundtrack credited as a Houston album), respectively. 

6. Drake's ‘’More Life’’ (Album) places a record-breaking 22 entries to the
Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, on the April 8, 2017 chart, eclipsing his previous record of 18 from his album "Views" less than one year earlier, on May 21, 2016. Note: Also in his 2015 Album ''If You're Reading This, It's Too Late'' He had 14 entries at a once on the same chart (The Beatles had long held this record, occupying 14 positions on the Hot 100 dated April 11, 1964, a feat unmatched for nearly 51 years). This implies that Drake has been re-writing his personal records for three straight years now. Drake also holds the record for the most entries in the Hot 100 during a one-week period, with 24 on the April 8, 2017 chart. On March 7, 2015, Drake tied the Beatles mark, and he equaled it again on October 17 that year. Justin Bieber then reset the record to 17 on December 5, 2015, before Drake reclaimed the record with 20 on May 21, 2016. He then extended the record to 21 entries from his "More Life" Album in the week of May 14, 2017.

7. Spent 52 consecutive weeks (i.e. one calendar year) on 'Billboard Hot 100' top ten (2015–16), With the songs- ‘’Hotline Bling ", " Work " (Rihanna featuring Drake), " Summer Sixteen ",& " One Dance " (featuring Wizkid & Kyla ). He is the 2nd Musician to ever do that (With Katy Perry, 69 weeks (2010-11) & The Chainsmokers, 61 weeks (2016-2017). 

8. Won 3 Grammy Awards from 35 nominations till date (He lost so much because the protocol of the Academy has not been favorable for him, ceteris paribus, He should have won more. This has become a controversy in the Music Industry. For instance Drake's mammoth single 'One Dance' (the Hip-hop song of all time in the U.K.) that topped the 'Official U.K. Singles Chart' for 15 non-consecutive weeks in 2016 ended up not being nominated for the Grammys. Even though He has been cheated on many occasions by the Music Academy, his Legacy is intact.

9. Holding records for most number ones on the Hot Rap Songs chart (17 SONGS, 87 weeks at the spot), Hot R&B/Hip-hop Airplay Chart (21 SONGS) and Rhythmic chart (19 SONGS); 3rd most number ones on Hot R&B/Hip-hop Songs Chart (17 SONGS, 84 weeks at the spot), all on the Billboard.

10. Most streamed artist of all time on 'Spotify' with over 10 billion SONGS streams (this figure is greater than the world's population). 

           Drake also have some amazing facts. For instance, critically he's a highly appraised Musician, scoring 77 on an average on Metacritic for his 8 Album. He has 7 No. 1 Albums on the Billboard Hot 200 till date. Drake has a legacy in the 'Dancehall Genre' in that he individually brought it back to the music mainstream during a very difficult time for the Genre. To explain this better, Drake chatted the charts with his dancehall songs at a time when dancehall songs hardly enter into the Music charts. Songs like '10 Bands', 'Work (Ft. Rihanna)', '9', 'Controlla''Too Good (Ft. Rihanna)', 'Signs''One Dance' & 'Get It Back Together' are evident Dancehall SONGS. In fact Ed Sheehan's current hit 'Shape' is a dancehall songs; which further confirms that dancehall has regained it grounds. Thanks to Drake and to Rihanna too (who has greatly assisted).


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             Drake has been a master in Hip-hop and R&B Genres. His ability to perfectly combine both on the same track has yielded positive results over the years. (*Did You know?: Not Until 2017, the Grammy's "Best Rap/Sung Performance" field was formally called "Best Rap Song Collaboration" of which only collaborative songs has been nominated since its creation in 2002. The name was changed- as stated by the Music Academy- in order to allow for artists- such as Drake- who blur lines between singing and rapping to get their songs nominated in the field. In effect, Drake's "Hotline Bling" went on to claim an award in the Grammy field at the 59th Ceremony. He was the first (and equally the only till date) artist with a non-collaborative song nominated. Drake is the fifth top selling artist (In the United States) of the 2010s So Far, with about 10.5 million sales. 
It will be demeaning to call Drake an Influential Person because he is really highly influential. He Mentors some Top-Notch Musicians (especially Canadians). If you turn on the radio and flip to the hip-hop/R&B station, you're sure to hear one of two things: a song by Drake, or a song by someone that Drake has helped out with his increasingly-legendary co-sign (e.g. The Weekend & PartyNextDoor). Switch to country radio, and you might hear Sam Hunt, who is clearly influenced by Drake; move over to pop radio, and you'll find Drake disciples (such as Justin Bieber & Shawn Mendes) there as well. Few artists have exerted more influence in the 2010s -- he injected an unprecedented level of melody into hip-hop and helped collapse the distance between the underground and the mainstream. And the sprawling ‘’Take Care’’ is (so, far) his crown achievement.

Based on overall performance, Drake songs has been ranked as follows: 

1. ‘’Hotline Bling’’ (2016)
2. ‘’Marvin's Room’’ (2011)
3. ‘’Worst Behavior’’ (2014)
4‘’Energy’’ (2015)
5‘’Hold On, We're Going Home’’ (2013)
6. ‘’Passion fruit’’ (2017)
7.’’ Controlla’’ (2016)
8. ‘’Take Care’’ (2012)
9. ‘’One Dance’’ (2016)
10.’’ Work’’ (2016)
11. ‘’0-100’’ (2014)
12.’’ Headlines’’ (2011)
13‘’Jump man’’ (2015)
14.’’ Lord Knows’’ (2011)
15. ‘’Know Yourself’’ (2015)
16. ‘’Summer Sixteen’’ (2016)
17. ‘’Fake Love’’ (2017)
18. ‘’Child's Play’’ (2016)
19‘’Too Good’’ (2016)
20. ‘’Over’’ (2010)
21. ‘’The Motto’’ (2011)
22.’’Back To Back’’ (2015)
23. ‘’Over My Dead Body’’ (2011)
24. ‘’From Time’’ (2013)
25. ‘’Started From The Bottom’’ (2013)
26. ‘’Crew Love’’ (2012)
27‘’Too Much’’ (2013)
28. ‘’Gyalchester’’ (2017)
29. ‘’Find Your Love’’ (2010)
30.’’ Forever ‘’ (2010)
31. ‘’What's My Name’’ (2010)
32. ‘’Make Me Proud’’ (2011)
33. ‘’All Me’’ (2013)
34. ‘’The Ride’’ (2011)
35. ‘’Madiba Riddim’’ (2017)
36. ‘’Furthest Thing’’ (2013)
37‘’10 Bands’’ (2015)
38.’’ Weston Road Flows’’ (2016)
39. "HYFR" (Hell Y'all Fuckin Right) (2011)
40. ‘’I'm On One’’ (2011) 

HIS BEST ALBUMS ARE: 

1. ‘’Take Care’’ (2011)
2‘’Views’’ (2016)
3. ‘’Nothing Was the Same’’ (2013)
4. ‘’More Life’’ (2017)
5. ‘’If you’re Reading This, It's Too Late’’. (2015)
6. ‘’Thank Me Later’’ (2010)
7. ‘’So Far Gone’’ (2009).

RECORD LABEL: OVO Sounds (As a co-owner), Cash Money Records & Republic Records. 

MAIN PRODUCERS: Noah "40" Shebib, Matthew "Boi-1da" Samuels, Oliver El-Khati, Kanye West, Jahron "PartyNextDoor"Brathwaite,Tyler "T-Minus" Williams, Anthony "Nineteen85" Jefferies & Frank Dukes..

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