DRAKE RELEASES NEW ALBUM OCTOBER 24
PLATINUM SELLING RECORDING ARTIST DRAKE SET TO RELEASE
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SOPHOMORE ALBUM, TAKE CARE ON 24 OCTOBER
New single HEADLINES At Radio and Available on iTunes® now
(18 August 2011 – Toronto, ON.) - Young Money/Universal Music Canada platinum selling, Juno Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist Drake will release his hotly anticipated sophomore full length album, Take Care on 24 October 2011.
“Headlines”, the Noah “40” Shebib produced first single from Take Care is currently at radio across the country and available on iTunes® for purchase. “Headlines” was released via Drake’s website October’s Very Own (www.octobersveryown.blogspot.com) the eve before his lauded sold out OVO Festival in Toronto, which drew a crowd of over 16,000 hometown fans and featured performances by Stevie Wonder and The Weeknd.
Prior to “Headlines”, Drake released “Marvin’s Room”, a somber, pensive track with a subdued beat that perfectly captures the mood of a drunken late night. Released in June 2011, “Marvin’s Room” has spawned multiple remixes from artists including JoJo and Chris Brown and sold over 211,795 digital copies.
Take Care is the follow up to Thank Me Later, Drake’s debut full length album that opened at #1 on both the Canadian Nielsen SoundScan Top Current Album Chart and Billboard’s Top 200 chart in America, selling more than 130,000 copies in Canada since release.
Produced by Noah “40” Shebib and featuring contributions from Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats and Drake’s mentor Lil Wayne, Thank Me Later arrived to a chorus of acclaim from both fans and critics alike, garnering positive reviews from Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and Toronto Star among many others.
Released in June 2010, Thank Me Later earned Drake six 2011 Juno Award nominations (Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Single of the Year, Rap recording of the Year and the Juno Fan Choice Award), multiple Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the song “Fancy”. Drake also had multiple nominations from the BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Soul Train Awards and VMAs.
One of GQ’s Men of the Year, Drake was recently honoured with the Hal David Starlight Award at the 42nd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame gala and is set to receive the Allan Slaight Award during Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards this fall.
For up to date, confirmed album announcements and live concert appearances, please visit Drake’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/drake as well as his blog October’s Very Own at http://www.octobersveryown.blogspot.com.