Drake heads to the birthplace of rock and roll in the video for “Worst Behavior,” the latest single off his platinum album Nothing Was the Same. The clip features cameos from Memphis’ own Juicy J, Turk, Drake’s father Dennis Graham, and even the OVO owl. Continue reading
The Billboard 200′s top four albums are all debuts this week, led by Drake’s “Nothing Was the Same,” which launches at No. 1 with 658,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last Friday, industry sources forecast that the set would start with around 660,000-670,000.
As reported last night (Oct. 1), “Nothing Was the Same” tallies the second-largest sales week of 2013. The only album to sell more this year (so far) is Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience,” when it bowed at No. 1 with 968,000 following its release in March.
“Nothing Was the Same” — Drake’s third No. 1 album — also marks his personal best sales week. His last album, 2011′s “Take Care,” started at No. 1 with 631,000. His full-length debut, “Thank Me Later,” launched at No. 1 with 447,000 in 2010. The year before that, his debut EP, “So Far Gone,” bowed and peaked at No. 6 with sales of 73,000 copies.
This week marks the fourth week in a row that the Billboard 200′s top three albums are debuts. It’s the first time that that’s happened in a year. It last occurred on the four charts dated Sept. 22, 2012, through Oct. 13, 2012. Continue reading
With his third album Nothing Was the Same now in stores, Drake celebrates by dropping the video for his top 10 single “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” Set in Miami in 1985, the action-packed short film features a gun-toting Drake, with cameos from A$AP Rocky, actor Johnny Simmons, and Majid Jordan.
While at a club with his friends, he gets a call that his girlfriend has been kidnapped. So he puts on a ski mask, grabs his guns, and leads a deadly pursuit. When he discovers that one of his friends is a traitor, Drake doesn’t hesitate to shoot him dead before facing the rest of the bad guys.
Once he finds his girl in a warehouse, he and his crew have a showdown, exchanging rounds of gunfire and setting off explosions. But after all the blood has been shed, is he able to save his lady?
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Drake hit up “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Friday night. October’s Very Own sat down for an interview and participated in a game of charades with Scarlett Johansson. With some help from British singer-producer Sampha, he also debuted “Too Much,” a piano-driven song off his upcoming album Nothing Was the Same, due Sept. 24th.
He opened with a special message: “Before I do this song, I just want to say to my friends and family, I want the best for everybody and I love you all.”
Watch Drizzy share his new song with the world. Continue reading
OVO and XO reunite in the video for “Live For.” With his album Kiss Land in stores, The Weeknd rolls out the dark visuals for his collaboration with Drake.
Earlier this month, the Canadian crooner launched “The Fall” tour and is expected to sell 90-100,000 copies of his album.
Watch the Canadian stars come together in the mysterious clip. Continue reading
OVO and XO reunite on “Live For,” a brand new song from The Weeknd featuring Drake. After sharing the stage at OVO Fest, the Canadian stars team up on the slick record, which is set to appear on The Weeknd’s upcoming album Kiss Land, due September 10th. The Weeknd provides the sultry hook (“This the s**t that I live for with the people I die for”), while Drizzy delivers a conscious verse.
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Fresh off his 4th Annual OVO Fest, Drake debuts his new single “Hold On, We’re Going Home” via Chicago radio station WGCI. Following his hip-hop anthems “Started From the Bottom” and “All Me,” October’s Very Own returns to singing on the tender cut, which is set to appear on his third album Nothing Was the Same, due September 17.
“Just hold on, we’re going home/ It’s hard to do these things alone,” he sings over the melodic beat, which features vocals from Canadian crooner Majid.
Hear Drizzy’s love song below. Continue reading
October’s Very Own is taking over the summer. Drake has dropped four new songs in anticipation of his upcoming album Nothing Was the Same.
The third album from the Young Money rapper is set to arrive on September 17th. He made the announcement in the early hours of Saturday morning on his new website, OVOSound.com.
He also released four new songs including the J. Cole-assisted “Jodeci Freestyle” and “The Motion” featuring Sampha. Plus, he guests on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Over Here” and Atlanta trio Migo’s “Versace.”
“Would You Like Some Music?” he asked his fans.
A week after the album’s release, Drizzy will kick off his 42-city “Would You Like a Tour?” trek with Miguel and Future on September 25th at Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon.
Listen to all four songs below. Continue reading
Lately everyone has been buzzing about the Queen, so it’s no surprise that YMCMB rapper Drake joins in the discussion too. Drake recently released a new joint entitled, “Girls Love Beyoncé” featuring James Fauntleroy of Cocaine 80s sampling the 1999 hit “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child. Drake raps, “I need someone I leave through the front door with, because we don’t wanna hide no more/ Plus, you’re not shy no more/ Neither of us wanna play the side no more.” Listen here… Continue reading
Canadian songstress Melanie Fiona jumps back in her cover song bag while she has the time & gives her rendition of “Started From the Bottom” by fellow Toronto native, Drake. Fiona creates her own beat over some handclaps and a little melody and gives her fans what they’ve been missing! She looks like she had a lot of fun with this cover & sounds great as usual! Watch here… Continue reading
West Coast emcee Kendrick Lamar released the cinematic video for his hit “Poetic Justice,” which he collaborated with Drake on.
The song, which samples Janet Jackson’s ’90s hit “Any Time, Any Place,” appears on Kendrick’s acclaimed debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city. He pleaded for the pop icon to appear in the video. “This is a young boy that looked up to you for years. Please, yeah, video, Janet Jackson ‘Poetic Justice.’ It’ll only be right,” he told MTV News in December.
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As the release date for his first full-length studio album, Trilogy, draws near, Abel Tesfaye the mastermind behind R&B breakout act The Weeknd shares more and more with his ever-eager audience.
At first, Abel was best known for his relationship with fellow Canadian crooner Drake, and he plays to this by releasing the video for “The Zone,” a collaboration between the two released last year on his mixtape, Thursday.
This track, along with a number of others from The Weeknd’s first three mixtapes, will be repackaged and released, along with several new songs, to form the Trilogy record.
The video was shot in January in Montreal and directed by Abel himself. It features images that are now familiar staples for the Weeknd vibe — extremely disorienting, close-up shots of a beautiful woman and a smattering of balloons. Continue reading