DRAKE DEBUTS AT #1
DRAKE DEBUTS AT #1 WITH CRTICIALLY LAUDED SOPHOMORE ALBUM ‘TAKE CARE’
ALBUM SELLS OVER 48,196 COPIES IN FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE
(22 November, 2011 – Toronto, ON.) - TAKE CARE, the long awaited, critically lauded sophomore full length album from Juno and MMVA winning Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Music Canada recording artist and actor, Drake debuted at #1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Album Chart with a powerful opening sales week of 48,196. With guest appearances from luminaries such as Stevie Wonder and Andre 3000 of OutKast, as well as label president and mentor Lil Wayne and rapidly rising newcomer Kendrick Lamar, Take Care was one of the most highly anticipated and buzzed about albums of 2011, captivating both fans and critics alike.
Produced by Drake’s longtime collaborator Noah “40” Shebib with additional production by Jamie xx, Boi-1da and T-Minus, Take Care marked a maturing for the young rapper, with an introspective feel and startlingly frank lyrics. Take Care contains seventeen songs, including the first single “Headlines”. Take Care also contains Drake’s phenomenally popular single “Make Me Proud” which features label-mate Nicki Minaj and was debuted via a live performance by the dynamic duo on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Other standout tracks include title track ‘Take Care’ featuring Rihanna and club sensation ‘The Motto’ featuring Lil Wayne.
For up to date, confirmed album announcements and live concert appearances, please visit Drake’s facebook page at facebook.com/drake. Drake can also be found at this official blog, October’s Very Own, at www.octobersveryown.blogspot.com.