Drake is one of those artists who has been musically generous with his fans over the years. So when Drake drops, somehow and somewhere you’ll encounter his tunes. Five years ago, the multi-talented star released his award-winning album ‘Views’ and delivered hits on hits.
The project earned him accolades across the industry. ‘Views’ went on to be certified 6x platinum by the RIAA. It featured 19 tracks, along with the 2x GRAMMY-winning bonus song “Hotline Bling.” It is the first album to ever reach one billion streams on the platform Apple Music, according to Billboard.
Every song on the album also landed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Some of the hit tunes ‘Views’ featured are: “Controlla,” “Feel No Ways,” “One Dance,” “Pop Style,” “Fire & Desire,” “Redemption,” “Too Good,” and “Faithful.” Despite the songs winning favor with fans, Drake did not release many visuals to accompany ‘Views.’
He did premiere a music video for “Hotline Bling,” which was so well-received that it inspired a few viral memes. If you’ve seen Drake doing a “dust my shoes off” type of dance in front of bright, colorful lights, then you’ve seen the meme. Director X directed the music video and Evan Landry produced it. By Saturday, the video had over 1.7 billion views on YouTube.
To further assist ‘Views’ visual side, the Canadian artist released a 23-minute video. The action-thriller called “Please Forgive Me” was made available exclusively on Apple Music, The Los Angeles Times reported. The project, which was filmed in South Africa, uses songs from ‘Views.’ Let’s just say Drake’s character and his pretend girlfriend ended their relationship with a bang!
As summer approaches, many are looking for another solid project from the mega-star. Rick Ross recently interviewed with Miasia Symone of Atlanta’s Streetz 94.5 FM. He revealed that a joint album between him and Drake is being considered.
“After our latest release. … ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle.’ We had that conversation and it’s most definitely under serious consideration.”
Roomies, which song from ‘Views’ did you have on replay?
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