Named #1 most-successful artist for 2016, based on the amount of streams (and downloads) the artist received throughout the past 12-months, Aubrey Graham -perhaps better known simply as Drake– has released a brand new LP this weekend.
The new recording, which is being referred to as a “playlist” rather than an album, is entitled More Life – and features a whopping 22-tracks as it boasts a personal message from the Ontario-born rapper himself.
It reads as follows:
More time with family and friends. More Life.
I’ve still got vibrations to send. More Life.
They say that we could live forever
At night I pray it’s true
I’ve done so much in my short time and still there’s more to do
But if someone should come collecting
Sooner than we’re all expecting
At least the life you lived was one for you
Despite Drake‘s heavy involvement in Apple Music’s initial launch, (and the artist being a regular on Beats 1’s OVO SOUND Radio), you might be surprised to learn that Graham’s latest recording is not exclusive to the service.
This is because, according to Billboard, the release of previous album –Views– last April ended a two-year running agreement between Aubrey and the Californian tech giant, which reportedly required the MC to release two albums exclusively on Apple Music – alongside providing at least one music video and TV spot to the firm.
Since Drake has now come good on this original obligation with Apple, the artist is now finally free to release all future music on other streaming services.
Apple has highlighted only a single explicit track off the new album as being potentially worthy of a listen, however. That being: KMT (feat. Giggs).
Stream it on Apple Music.
Get it on iTunes.