Drake surprised fans with two new songs this week, sticking to his sweet spot of low-key dance beats and promptly blowing up his streaming numbers. Sting pairs up with Shaggy for an unexpected — but expertly executed — Jamaican-themed collaboration, the first of a full project to come. Electronic group Keys n Krates come through with an airy, chilled-out dance tune for after the party. James Blake chops up vocals in an experimental new song. And alt-pop duo Leyya dig into playful sounds on a slick new album. Out of the blue, Drake dropped two singles this week; "God's Plan" was the easy standout of the two, quickly catapulting Drake back to his top-streaming position; it broke the Apple Music first-day streaming record and debuted at number one in the U.
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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 Two days before release, Scorpion was confirmed to be a double album , Drake's first, after a promotional billboard alluded to the format.
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:.