'The One' Feat. Drake
Drake was so popular last year that he collaborated with many big name artists including R&B icon Mary J. Blige. This Drake-featured song was the lead single off Blige's 2009 album 'Stronger with Each Tear.' Many people criticized Blige for using auto-tune, but that didn't stop AT&T from using the track in one of their commercials.
'Every Girl' Feat. Drake
'Every Girl' (aka Every Girl In the World) was the first single by rap supergroup Young Money from their 2009 debut album, 'We Are Young Money.' The song features Lil Wayne, Drake, Mack Maine, Gudda Gudda, and Jae Millz. The music video was ranked No. 12 on BET's 'Top 100 Videos of 2009' countdown show.
'Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)' Feat. Drake
Although not officially a single yet, this song has been getting significant radio airplay. It is from Key's latest album 'The Element of Freedom.' According to Keys, due to the release date of her album being pushed back, she was able to work with Drake. He described the collaboration as one of the best studio experiences in his life.
'Bedrock' Feat. Drake & Lloyd
'Bedrock' was released as the second single from Young Money's album, 'We Are Young Money.' The original recording featured vocals by Omarion, but after being released from his Young Money recording contract, he was replaced by R&B singer Lloyd.
'Successful' Feat. Trey Songz & Lil Wayne
This Drake song was the second single from Drake's 'So Far Gone' EP. It was ranked No. 17 in Rolling Stone Magazine's 'Best 25 Songs of 2009' list. It also appears on Trey Songz's album 'Ready.'
'Money to Blow' Feat. Drake & Lil Wayne
'Money to Blow' was originally recorded by Drake, but he later gave it to Birdman and it wound up as the third single from Birdman's album 'Priceless.' The sequel to this song, '4 My Town (Play Ball),' became the fourth single from Birdman's album.
'I Invented Sex' Feat. Drake
This was the second time Drake collaborated with his friend Trey Songz. The first time was on the 2007 song 'Replacement Girl.' That song was featured on BET and got Drake noticed by Lil Wayne who eventually signed him to his Young Money label. 'I Invented Sex' became Songz's first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
'I'm Goin' In' Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy
'I'm Goin' In' was one of seven Drake songs from the 'So Far Gone' EP. A music video was shot even though it was never officially released as a single. It features an auto-tuned Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy.
"I know way too many people here right now that I didn't know last year," Drake announced on 'Over,' the first single from his full-length debut 'Thank Me Later.' The track describs how the rapper dealt with his sudden fame and included clever lyrics with pop culture references to Michael Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, movie critics Ebert and Roper and even the Rosetta Stone language-learning software.
'Up All Night' Feat. Nicki Minaj
Dark strings and synths highlight 'Up All Night,' a track from 'Thank Me Later' that features Nicki Minaj. Drake raps about loving his team, and sounds tough even when rhyming "toodles" with "voodoo." Though not released as a single, 'Up All Night' cracked the Top 50 on the singles chart, due to the strength of its digital sales.
'Best I Ever Had'
This was the hit that catapulted Drake to superstardom. In addition to receiving two Grammy nominations, this Drake song was also named 'Hot Rap Song of 2009' by Billboard Magazine. It samples the 1975 pop hit 'Fallin' in Love' by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds.
Once again collaborating with hip-hop heavyweights, Drake performed this song at the Grammy awards with Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Blink 182's Travis Barker. It originally appeared on Lebron James' 'More Than a Game' movie soundtrack, and was later added to Eminem's 'Relapse: Refill' album. Jay-Z dubbed our No.1 Drake song as 'the best posse cut of the year' and AOL Radio listeners agree.
One of the harder-hitting raps on 'Thank Me Later,' 'Miss Me' contains an unusual shout-out; Drake sings a half-serious marriage proposal to fellow rapper Nicki Minaj, adding "Your verses turn me on and your pants are mighty fitted." The song featurs a verse from Drake's Young Money label-mate Lil Wayne and reached No. 2 on the Rap Songs Chart.
'Find Your Love'
The rapper showed off his vocal abilities on 'Find Your Love,' an R&B song about clinging to a faltering relationship. Kanye West co-wrote and co-produced the track, which drew comparisons to Kanye's own songs 'Love Lockdown' and 'Heartless.' 'Find Your Love' reached No. 5 on the Hot 100 in 2010, becoming the third Top 10 hit of Drake's young career.
'Fancy' Feat. T.I. & Swizz Beatz
'Fancy' was a song Drake scooped up after the original Mary J. Blige version missed the cut for her record. An ode to the women "spending hours in salons on your hairstyles," the recording features T.I. and Swizz Beatz -- while keeping some of Blige's original vocals. Blige joined Drake onstage for his 2010 MTV Video Music Awards performance of the song.