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Drake’s More Life Playlist Article

Bianca Pineda '18, Entertainment Editor

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Students everywhere have been listening to chart topping Drake for years now, and he never fails to disappoint. His new “playlist” More Life is no exception. He describes the 22 tracks as a playlist rather than a mixtape. Released on March 18th, the album includes hit single Fake Love, as well as new songs like Passionfruit and Portland rising in the charts. Drake is also known for his emotional ballads, which is evident through tracks like Blem. Drake told Complex that his hope was to “[create] a playlist to give you a collection of songs that become the soundtrack to your life”.

The album was critically acclaimed, and broke the record for most streams in a single week in the US with 385 million streams. It made its debut at the top of the Billboard charts, selling over 500,000 copies. Drake also set a record for the most streams in a single day, with 90 million streams in the first 24 hours on Apple Music, surpassing Ed Sheeran’s Divide Album of 57 million streams on Spotify. More Life became Drake’s consecutive number one album.

Drake has an incredibly loyal and diverse fanbase, and that includes the students at Bernards. Junior Erin Cunningham said, “Even though we had to wait for such a long time for Drake to drop the album, it was definitely worth it. He’s really talented and this album definitely shows that.” Although his Summer Sixteen tour with Future ended around last October, fans are waiting patiently for the More Life tour dates to be released. The Summer Sixteen tour did extremely well, earning $84.3 million off 56 shows. This won the record of the highest-grossing hip hop tour of all time. Junior and avid Drake fan Jenna Whelan said, “I went to his Madison Square Garden concert and he had so many people come out like TI, Ft Joe, Remy Ma, and J. Cole which was really cool.”

Drake is known for his urban, contemporary, and rhythmic hits, which show tremendously through his album More Life. He has done extremely well in the past and has definitely earned his loyal fans. Jenna said, “More Like is a really different sound from his past music but there are a lot of really cool beats and features on it. Overall it’s a pretty good album.” If you’re into exploring hip-hop and emotional as well as upbeat tracks, the playlist is definitely worth looking into.


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Drake’s More Life Playlist Article