Aubrey Drake Graham born October 24, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. A prominent figure in popular music, Drake is widely credited for popularizing the Toronto sound to the music industry. He initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the s; intent on pursuing a career in music, he left the series in after releasing his debut mixtape Room for Improvement.
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Scorpion is the fifth studio album by Canadian rapper Drake. Scorpion is a double album consisting of 25 tracks. It is executively produced by Drake himself, alongside frequent collaborator 40 and manager Oliver El-Khatib. Lyrically, the album sees Drake rap about topics that have been common in his discography, including claustrophobia caused by his fame, complications of relationships, and boasting about his rise from an " underdog " to a prominent figure in music. In its first day of release, Scorpion broke Spotify 's one-day global record for album streams with It also broke Apple Music 's single-day record with million streams, breaking Drake's own record set with More Life. Despite receiving lukewarm reviews from critics, Scorpion performed well commercially, debuting atop the US Billboard with , album-equivalent units , of which , came from pure sales. Drake announced the album on Instagram on April 16, , followed by the announcement of its release date on June
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On the last track of his long-awaited playlist More Life , which was released mid-March, Drake did the unthinkable: In the final four lines of the song, he informed the world that he was taking a sabbatical from music. Even more shocking, the Toronto hitmaker professed that the time off would take place during a time of the year when he always flourishes creatively. The declaration itself is jarringly out of character, and its contents are strange. Receipts below:. Diddy gave Drake a beat and asked him to ghostwrite for it. Until now. But Drake recently made his way onto three new tracks. Nearly a month after More Life dropped, Drake became a bit of an afterthought because of the release of the already certified platinum album DAMN. The drop had to irk Drake at least a little bit, for the simple fact that it was Kendrick.
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