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Drake Essay

  • Submitted by: dwight52
  • on November 17, 2013
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 2,176 words

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Drake planned to release his official debut album, Thank Me Later, in late 2008, but the album's release date was postponed, first to March 2010,[37] then May 25, 2010.[38] Universal Motown then stated the album had been pushed back three weeks for a June 15, 2010, release.[37][39] Thank Me Later was finally released on June 15, 2010. On that day, 25,000 fans gathered at New York's South Street Seaport for a free concert by Drake and Hanson. A near-riot ensued after police canceled the show due to overflowing crowds.[40] The week of the album's release, the album sold 447,000 copies and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.[41] Due to his first week sales, Drake had sold the most records for any hip hop artist in one week in 2010.[42] Eminem surpassed that accomplishment a week later.[43] The album has collaborations with the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z[44] and Lil Wayne while forgoing planned duets with Trey Songz[45] and Danny!.[45] On March 9, 2010, Drake released the first single from his Thank Me Later album, titled "Over".[46] The song was well-received and performed well both commercially and critically. The song reached a peak of No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Billboard Rap Songs chart. The song also received a nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards. [47] On March 12, 2010, a version of K'naan's "Wavin' Flag" recorded by a collective of Canadian musicians known as Young Artists for Haiti was released. Drake is featured in the song, performing a solo verse near the end of the song. In June 2010, it was announced that Drake would have a prominent role in the video game Gears of War 3. He was scheduled to play the part of Jace Stratton, but a scheduling conflict meant it went to someone else.[48] On April 29, 2010, it was announced that Drake had finished Thank Me Later. According to reports, Drake announced the completion of the album to a crowd during his April 26, 2010, show at the University of Missouri in Kansas...

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