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Views (album)

Views is the fourth studio album by Canadian rapper Drake. It was released on April 29, 2016, by Cash Money Records, Republic Records, and Young Money Entertainment. Recording sessions took place from 2015 to 2016, with both Drake and his longtime collaborator and record producer 40 serving as the record's executive producers. 40 also primarily handled the production on the album alongside other record producers such as Nineteen85, Maneesh Bidaye, Kanye West, and Jordan Ullman, among others. Featured guest appearances include PartyNextDoor, Pimp C, Dvsn, Wizkid, Kyla, and Rihanna.

Views
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 29, 2016 (2016-04-29)
Recorded2015–2016
Studio
  • The Connaught Hotel (London)
  • CR3
  • S.O.T.A. (Toronto)
  • Sandra Gale Studio (Yolo Estate, California)
  • Triangle (Atlanta)
Genre
Length81:14
Label
Producer
Drake chronology
What a Time to Be Alive
(2015)
Views
(2016)
More Life
(2017)
Singles from Views
  1. "Hotline Bling"
    Released: July 31, 2015
  2. "One Dance"
    Released: April 5, 2016
  3. "Pop Style"
    Released: April 5, 2016
  4. "Controlla"
    Released: June 7, 2016
  5. "Too Good"
    Released: July 26, 2016

Views takes influence from West Indian and West African music. The album marks Drake's first full foray into Jamaican dancehall music, while also featuring other genres such as R&B, trap, Afrobeat, UK funky, and pop. Similar to his previous records, the album sees Drake discussing his relationship woes, experiences with betrayal, and celebrations of loyalty and friendship. The album was supported by five singles: "Hotline Bling", "One Dance", "Pop Style", "Controlla", and "Too Good".

The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with over one million album-equivalent units earned in its first week of release, including 852,000 copies, and achieving a then record over 245 million streams. It spent a total 13 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard 200, and also became Drake's first number-one album on the UK Albums Chart. All 20 songs from the album charted on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The album received lukewarm reviews from critics, many of whom found it to be an overlong retread of Drake's previous work. Despite this, it became one of Drake's most commercially successful albums having sold over seven million certified units worldwide. The album has been certified six times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It won Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Rap Album at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, among other awards.

Contents

The album's title was first announced as Views from the 6, as it first appeared from a report in a July 2014 article from Billboard. According to Drake on Twitter, "the 6" is a reference to his hometown of Toronto, Ontario. On April 29, 2016, it was revealed that the title had been shortened to Views. The cover artwork for Views was released via Drake's Twitter account on April 24, 2016, which features Drake sitting atop the CN Tower in Toronto. The fact that Drake was significantly larger than life-size on the cover was widely discussed, and CN Tower's Twitter account later confirmed it to be photoshopped. The album cover and booklet were shot by Toronto-based photographer Caitlin Cronenberg.

Songs on Views see Drake discussing his relationship woes, experiences with betrayal, and celebrations of loyalty and friendship. Writing for Vice, Emma Garland said that while the album "lacks in lyrical sentiment, it makes up for in musical experimentation and production." Garland further define the album as a "minimal nuance of If You're Reading This It's Too Late [that] has bloomed into the more fleshed-out format of Take Care." Elliot Sharp of Red Bull Music described the album's vibe as "chill, slow, smooth, soft, silk, and sleepy". In an interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe, Drake said that the theme of the album is the "haphazard, ever-changing weather in Toronto."

Views takes influence from West Indian and West African music, while it marks Drake's first full foray into Jamaican dancehall music, after having previously explored the genre in his 2015 mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late. Of the five singles released from Views, three were primarily dancehall songs ("One Dance", "Controlla" and "Too Good"). Other genres featured on the album include R&B, hip hop, trap, Afrobeat, UK funky, and pop.

Drake premiered a single, titled "Summer Sixteen" through OVO Sound Radio on January 30, 2016. The track was produced by 40, Boi-1da and Cubeatz. The song contains a slowed-down sample of "Glass Tubes" performed by Brian Bennett. The cover art was designed by Filip Pągowski, who was a creator of the Comme des Garçons logo. The song peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100, selling 215,000 copies in its first week, making it the highest debut sales of Drake's career. As of March 27, 2016, the single sold 358,000 copies in the United States.

On April 4, 2016, the album was initially teased in London. On April 9, Drake released a trailer for Views on Twitter. On April 26, Drake revealed that Views would include 20 or more songs than any of his previous albums, excluding the bonus tracks. After his last "pop-up" store stop in his home city of Toronto, Drake released the album's cover artwork on social media. On April 29, the album premiered on Apple Music's OVO Sound Radio, following his interview with Beats 1's radio host Zane Lowe, and then released on both Apple Music and iTunes exclusively, followed by a release on to other digital retailers and a physical release a week later, and a release on to other streaming services a week after that. On May 14, Drake was the host and musical guest on an episode of Saturday Night Live, where he sang "One Dance" and "Hype". On September 26, Drake released a short film on Apple Music, titled "Please Forgive Me", which features several songs from Views.

Singles

Nigerian Afrobeats artist Wizkid was involved in the writing and production of "One Dance"

"Hotline Bling" was released as the album's lead single on July 31, 2015, the song was produced by Nineteen85. Despite the song being released as the official lead single for Views, "Hotline Bling" was included as the bonus track on the album.

"One Dance" was released as the album's second single on April 5, 2016. The song features guest appearances from Nigerian singer Wizkid and British singer Kyla. Wizkid also co-wrote and co-produced the song. Nineteen85 also produced the song, with co-production by DJ Maphorisa and Drake's longtime collaborator 40. It spent 15 consecutive weeks atop the UK Singles Chart.

"Pop Style" was released as the album's third single on April 5, 2016. The song features guest appearances from American hip hop duo The Throne (composed of rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z), while the production was handled by Sevn Thomas and Frank Dukes, with additional production by Drake's longtime collaborator Boi-1da, alongside 40. Upon the release, Drake removed The Throne's verses, and then re-recorded his own verses as a part of their replacement verses to the song.

"Controlla" was released as the album's fourth single in the United States on June 7, 2016. The song was produced by Boi-1da, with co-production by Supa Dups and Allen Ritter, with additional production by Di Genius. The leaked version features a guest appearance from Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan.

"Too Good" was released as the album's fifth single on July 26, 2016. The song features a guest appearance from Barbadian singer Rihanna, while the production was handled by Nineteen85, with additional production by Supa Dups.

Other songs

In August 2014, a one-minute-long snippet, titled "Views from the Six" was leaked online. On September 24, 2016, an extended version of "Faithful" with two additional verses from Dvsn was premiered on OVO Sound Radio. On May 21, 2016, the remix version featuring Lil Wayne, premiered on OVO Sound Radio. On February 17, 2017, Future premiered an extended cut of the song "Grammys" with additional verse from himself on his radio show, Freebandz Radio.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.7/10
Metacritic69/100
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic
The A.V. ClubB−
The Daily Telegraph
Entertainment WeeklyB
The Guardian
NME4/5
The Observer
Pitchfork6.8/10
Rolling Stone
Spin7/10

Views was met with lukewarm reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 69, based on 31 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? gave it 6.7 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus.

Many reviewers found it overlong and lacking in a cohesive theme, while claiming Drake was not challenging himself artistically; according to MTV's Meghan Garvey, the unenthusiastic response to the record may have been attributed to Drake's "unwillingness (or inability) to significantly evolve beyond his time-tested signature sound, clinging to the comfort of the same frosty 40 beats, zingy aphorisms, and perennial trust issues". Reviewing Views in The New York Times, Jon Caramanica said Drake's "emotional excavations aren't as striking as they were a few years ago, when they had the sting of the new to them." In The A.V. Club, Evan Rytlewski argued that he had "done this before and done it better", describing the album as "too long and stubbornly low energy". Neil McCormick wrote in The Daily Telegraph that in spite of some evocative production and Drake's impressive rapping skills, his continued "navel gazing" demonstrated a lack of emotional maturity and insight. Andy Gill of The Independent was more critical, panning the album as "utterly wearying and unpersuasive" while declaring that "rarely has one man moaned quite so much about so little."

Alexis Petridis wrote a largely positive review in The Guardian, arguing that Views "offers a lengthy inventory of miseries, cleverly offset by a sly sense of humour and eclectic sound". He deemed it "compelling evidence that this is the defining pop artist of the moment". In The Observer, Kitty Empire found the lyrical and production detail "pin-sharp", and Mojo's Andy Cowan wrote that the overly introspective themes were redeemed by Drake's nimble flow and clever sense of humor. NME journalist Nick Levine said his "signature brand of downbeat introspection remains gripping". Los Angeles Times critic Mikael Wood wrote that the record "sets his harshest thoughts about women against the prettiest, most sensual music he's ever made", featuring a number of "deeply beautiful tracks" that "further dismantles whatever barrier was left between rap and R&B following Drake's earlier albums".

Rankings

Year-end lists for Views
Publication List Rank Ref.
Billboard Best Albums of 2016
17
The Guardian The Best Albums of 2016
20
The New York Times The Best Albums of 2016 (Jon Caramanica)
10
NME NME's Albums of the Year 2016
17
HotNewHipHop Hottest 20 Albums of 2016
20
People Top 10 Albums of 2016
5
Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums of 2016
42
Vibe The 25 Best Albums of 2016
9

Industry awards

In Drake's home country of Canada, Views sold 110,000 album-equivalent units, and sold 92,000. In the United States, Views debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with 1.04 million album-equivalent units, selling 852,000 copies in its first week of release, and achieving over 245 million streams (despite the album, with the exclusion of its singles released at the time, only available to stream on Apple Music for the first two weeks), more than previous record 115.2 million by Beyoncé's Lemonade (despite that album only available to stream on Tidal). It had the biggest week for an album since Adele's 25 collected 1.19 million units in its fifth week of release (week ending December 24, 2015). The last album by a male artist to post a bigger pure album sales week was Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, when it debuted with 968,000 copies sold in the week ending March 24, 2013. Views became Drake's sixth consecutive number-one album (fifth as solo artist) on the Billboard 200 and largest sales week. In the year 2016, it accumulated 4.14 million equivalent album units, of which 1.6 million were pure sales, ranking as the second best-selling album of the year in pure sales, and the most-consumed album based on album-equivalent units.

In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, with 78,000 sales, becoming Drake's first number-one on that chart. With Views, Drake also joined Adele, Michael Bublé, and Taylor Swift as the only artists in the 2010s decade to have an album remain at number one on the Billboard 200 for six consecutive weeks. Overall, as of 2016, Views has attained one billion streams in the United States, according to his record label. As of April 2018, Views has sold 1.73 million recognized copies and a total of 5.41 million album-equivalent units in the United States.

Nearly every song from Views charted on the Billboard Hot 100 during its debut week; Drake held 20 songs on the chart. As a result, he broke the record for most songs on the Billboard Hot 100, simultaneously. He would later go on to break his own record twice, once through More Life in 2017, and again through Scorpion in 2018. Several of the songs on the album also went platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Views was ranked as the second most popular album of 2016 on the Billboard 200. The following year it was ranked as the thirteenth most popular album of the 2017, and in 2018, two years after its release, the album was ranked as the forty-seventh most popular album of the year.

Digital download / streaming
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Keep the Family Close"
Bidaye5:28
2."9"4:15
3."U with Me?"4:57
4."Feel No Ways"
4:00
5."Hype"
3:29
6."Weston Road Flows"4:13
7."Redemption"405:33
8."With You"(featuring PartyNextDoor)
3:15
9."Faithful"(featuring Pimp C and Dvsn)
4:50
10."Still Here"
  • Graham
  • Shebib
  • Jahmar Carter
3:09
11."Controlla"
4:05
12."One Dance"(featuring Wizkid and Kyla)
2:54
13."Grammys"(featuring Future)
3:40
14."Childs Play"
  • Graham
  • Shebib
  • Leland Wayne
  • Mark Morales
  • Darren Robinson
  • Damon Wimbley
4:01
15."Pop Style"3:32
16."Too Good"(featuring Rihanna)
  • Nineteen85
  • Supa Dups[b]
4:23
17."Summers Over Interlude"Bidaye1:46
18."Fire & Desire"
3:58
19."Views"
  • Graham
  • Bidaye
  • Samuels
  • Aion Clarke
5:11
20."Hotline Bling"(bonus track)
Nineteen854:27
Total length:81:14
CD
No.TitleLength
1."Keep the Family Close"5:24
2."9"3:58
3."U with Me?"4:51
4."Feel No Ways"4:00
5."Hype"3:27
6."Weston Road Flows"4:14
7."Redemption"5:34
8."With You"(featuring PartyNextDoor)3:15
9."Faithful"(featuring Pimp C and Dvsn)4:44
10."Still Here"2:55
11."Controlla"4:05
12."One Dance"(featuring Wizkid and Kyla)3:07
13."Grammys"(featuring Future)3:40
14."Childs Play"4:01
15."Pop Style"3:32
16."Too Good"(featuring Rihanna)4:23
17."Summers Over Interlude"1:46
18."Fire & Desire"3:58
19."Views"5:05
20."Hotline Bling"(bonus track)3:49
Total length:79:45

Track notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer
  • ^[c] signifies an uncredited co-producer

Sample credits

  • "9" contains a sample of "Dying", performed by Mavado featuring Serani.
  • "U with Me?" contains a sample of "What These Bitches Want"; and contains an interpolation of "How's It Goin' Down", performed by DMX; and an interpolation of "Views from the 6", performed by Drake.
  • "Weston Road Flows" contains a sample of "Mary's Joint", performed by Mary J. Blige.
  • "One Dance" contains a sample of "Do You Mind (Crazy Cousins Remix)", performed by Paleface featuring Kyla.
  • "Feel No Ways" contains a sample of "World's Famous", performed by Malcolm McLaren.
  • "Redemption" contains a sample of "One Wish", performed by Ray J.
  • "Faithful" contains samples of "Get Gone", performed by Ideal; and "Tom Ford (Remix)", performed by Jay-Z featuring Pimp C.
  • "Controlla" contains a sample of "Tear Off Mi Garment", performed by Beenie Man.
  • "Childs Play" contains a sample of "Rode That Dick Like a Soldier", performed by Ha-Sizzle.
  • "Too Good" contains a sample of "Love Yuh Bad", performed by Popcaan.
  • "Fire & Desire" contains a sample of "I Dedicate (Part I, II, & III)", performed by Brandy.
  • "Views" contains a sample of "The Question Is", performed by The Winans.
  • "Hotline Bling" contains a sample of "Why Can't We Live Together", performed by Timmy Thomas.

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.

Performance

  • Drake – vocals
  • PartyNextDoor – background vocals(3)
  • Baka – background vocals(5)
  • Divine Brown – background vocals(3)
  • Darhyl "Hey DJ" Camper, Jr. – background vocals(7, 9)
  • Aion "Voyce" Clarke – background vocals(1, 19)
  • Beverly Crandon – background vocals(16)
  • Daniel Daley – background vocals(4)
  • Sabrina Galmo – background vocals(1)
  • Jelleestone – background vocals(2)
  • Jeremih – background vocals(8)
  • James Vincent McMorrow – background vocals(5)
  • Beenie Man – background vocals(11)
  • Majid Al Maskati – background vocals(17)

Musicians

  • Maneesh Bidaye – instruments(1, 16, 17, 19)
  • Boi-1da – drum programmer(2, 5, 9, 15)
  • Chantal Dube – harp(1, 3, 14)
  • Greg Moffett – additional bass(3)
  • Brian Morgan – drum programmer(2)
  • Michael Olsen – cello(3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14)
  • Dalton Tennant – additional keyboards(3)

Technical

  • Noel Cadastre – recording
  • Greg Moffett – recording
  • Noah "40" Shebib – recording
  • Harley Arsenault – assistant recording
  • Noel "Gadget" Campbell – mixer
  • Michael Brooks – assistant mixer
  • Peter "Zlender" Vickers – assistant mixer(20)
  • Chris Athens – mastering
  • Dave Huffman – assistant mastering

Weekly charts

Chart performance for Views
Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) 20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 13
Canadian Albums (Billboard) 1
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI) 19
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 1
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100) 3
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 2
French Albums (SNEP) 4
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 11
Greek Albums (IFPI) 22
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ) 31
Irish Albums (IRMA) 2
Italian Albums (FIMI) 10
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) 1
Portuguese Albums (AFP) 6
Russian Albums (2M) 1
Scottish Albums (OCC) 1
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 2
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 4
UK Albums (OCC) 1
UK R&B Albums (OCC) 1
US Billboard 200 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1

Year-end charts

2016 year-end chart performance for Views
Chart (2016) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 49
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 117
Canadian Albums (Billboard) 3
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 4
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 11
French Albums (SNEP) 40
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 100
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 7
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 4
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 76
UK Albums (OCC) 8
US Billboard 200 2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1
2017 year-end chart performance for Views
Chart (2017) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 91
Canadian Albums (Billboard) 9
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 22
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 24
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 62
UK Albums (OCC) 52
US Billboard 200 13
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 10
2018 year-end chart performance for Views
Chart (2018) Position
Canadian Albums (Billboard) 38
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 68
US Billboard 200 47
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 27
2019 year-end chart performance for Views
Chart (2019) Position
US Billboard 200 69
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 33
2020 year-end chart performance for Views
Chart (2020) Position
US Billboard 200 98

Decade-end charts

Decade-end chart performance for Views
Chart (2010–2019) Position
US Billboard 200 9

Certifications for Views
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) Gold 35,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria) Gold 7,500*
Canada (Music Canada) 6× Platinum 480,000
Denmark (IFPI Danmark) 4× Platinum 80,000
France (SNEP) 2× Platinum 200,000
Germany (BVMI) Gold 100,000
Italy (FIMI) Gold 25,000
Mexico (AMPROFON) Platinum+Gold 90,000^
Netherlands (NVPI) Platinum 40,000
Poland (ZPAV) Gold 10,000
Singapore (RIAS) Platinum 10,000*
Sweden (GLF) 2× Platinum 80,000
United Kingdom (BPI) 2× Platinum 410,000
United States (RIAA) 6× Platinum 6,000,000

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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Views (album)
Views album Language Watch Edit Views is the fourth studio album by Canadian rapper Drake It was released on April 29 2016 by Cash Money Records Republic Records and Young Money Entertainment Recording sessions took place from 2015 to 2016 with both Drake and his longtime collaborator and record producer 40 serving as the record s executive producers 40 also primarily handled the production on the album alongside other record producers such as Nineteen85 Maneesh Bidaye Kanye West and Jordan Ullman among others Featured guest appearances include PartyNextDoor Pimp C Dvsn Wizkid Kyla and Rihanna ViewsStudio album by DrakeReleasedApril 29 2016 2016 04 29 Recorded2015 2016 1 StudioThe Connaught Hotel London CR3 S O T A Toronto Sandra Gale Studio Yolo Estate California Triangle Atlanta GenreHip hop 2 R amp B dancehall 3 4 pop 5 Length81 14LabelCash Money Republic Young MoneyProducer40 Boi 1da Frank Dukes Jordan Ullman Kanye West Maneesh Bidaye Murda Beatz Nineteen85 Sevn Thomas SouthsideDrake chronologyWhat a Time to Be Alive 2015 Views 2016 More Life 2017 Singles from Views Hotline Bling Released July 31 2015 One Dance Released April 5 2016 Pop Style Released April 5 2016 Controlla Released June 7 2016 Too Good Released July 26 2016 Views takes influence from West Indian and West African music The album marks Drake s first full foray into Jamaican dancehall music while also featuring other genres such as R amp B trap Afrobeat UK funky and pop Similar to his previous records the album sees Drake discussing his relationship woes experiences with betrayal and celebrations of loyalty and friendship The album was supported by five singles Hotline Bling One Dance Pop Style Controlla and Too Good The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with over one million album equivalent units earned in its first week of release including 852 000 copies and achieving a then record over 245 million streams It spent a total 13 non consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 and also became Drake s first number one album on the UK Albums Chart All 20 songs from the album charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 The album received lukewarm reviews from critics many of whom found it to be an overlong retread of Drake s previous work Despite this it became one of Drake s most commercially successful albums having sold over seven million certified units worldwide The album has been certified six times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America RIAA It won Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Rap Album at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards among other awards Contents 1 Background 2 Themes and production 3 Promotion 3 1 Singles 3 2 Other songs 4 Critical reception 4 1 Rankings 4 2 Industry awards 5 Commercial performance 6 Track listing 7 Personnel 8 Charts 8 1 Weekly charts 8 2 Year end charts 8 3 Decade end charts 9 Certifications 10 See also 11 ReferencesBackground EditThe album s title was first announced as Views from the 6 as it first appeared from a report in a July 2014 article from Billboard 6 According to Drake on Twitter the 6 is a reference to his hometown of Toronto Ontario On April 29 2016 it was revealed that the title had been shortened to Views 7 The cover artwork for Views was released via Drake s Twitter account on April 24 2016 which features Drake sitting atop the CN Tower in Toronto The fact that Drake was significantly larger than life size on the cover was widely discussed 8 9 and CN Tower s Twitter account later confirmed it to be photoshopped 10 11 12 The album cover and booklet were shot by Toronto based photographer Caitlin Cronenberg 8 Themes and production EditSongs on Views see Drake discussing his relationship woes experiences with betrayal and celebrations of loyalty and friendship 13 Writing for Vice Emma Garland said that while the album lacks in lyrical sentiment it makes up for in musical experimentation and production Garland further define the album as a minimal nuance of If You re Reading This It s Too Late that has bloomed into the more fleshed out format of Take Care 14 Elliot Sharp of Red Bull Music described the album s vibe as chill slow smooth soft silk and sleepy 15 In an interview with Apple Music s Zane Lowe Drake said that the theme of the album is the haphazard ever changing weather in Toronto 14 Views takes influence from West Indian and West African music 14 while it marks Drake s first full foray into Jamaican dancehall music 16 17 after having previously explored the genre in his 2015 mixtape If You re Reading This It s Too Late 18 Of the five singles released from Views three were primarily dancehall songs One Dance Controlla and Too Good 19 Other genres featured on the album include R amp B 14 hip hop 2 trap 20 Afrobeat 14 UK funky 14 and pop 5 Promotion EditSee also Boy Meets World Tour Drake premiered a single titled Summer Sixteen through OVO Sound Radio on January 30 2016 The track was produced by 40 Boi 1da and Cubeatz The song contains a slowed down sample of Glass Tubes performed by Brian Bennett 21 The cover art was designed by Filip Pagowski who was a creator of the Comme des Garcons logo 22 The song peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 selling 215 000 copies in its first week making it the highest debut sales of Drake s career 23 As of March 27 2016 the single sold 358 000 copies in the United States 24 On April 4 2016 the album was initially teased in London 25 26 On April 9 Drake released a trailer for Views on Twitter 7 On April 26 Drake revealed that Views would include 20 or more songs than any of his previous albums excluding the bonus tracks 27 After his last pop up store stop in his home city of Toronto Drake released the album s cover artwork on social media On April 29 the album premiered on Apple Music s OVO Sound Radio following his interview with Beats 1 s radio host Zane Lowe and then released on both Apple Music and iTunes exclusively 28 followed by a release on to other digital retailers and a physical release a week later and a release on to other streaming services a week after that On May 14 Drake was the host and musical guest on an episode of Saturday Night Live where he sang One Dance and Hype 29 On September 26 Drake released a short film on Apple Music titled Please Forgive Me which features several songs from Views 30 Singles Edit Nigerian Afrobeats artist Wizkid was involved in the writing and production of One Dance Hotline Bling was released as the album s lead single on July 31 2015 the song was produced by Nineteen85 31 32 Despite the song being released as the official lead single for Views Hotline Bling was included as the bonus track on the album 33 One Dance was released as the album s second single on April 5 2016 34 The song features guest appearances from Nigerian singer Wizkid and British singer Kyla 34 Wizkid also co wrote and co produced the song 32 Nineteen85 also produced the song with co production by DJ Maphorisa and Drake s longtime collaborator 40 35 It spent 15 consecutive weeks atop the UK Singles Chart 36 Pop Style was released as the album s third single on April 5 2016 37 The song features guest appearances from American hip hop duo The Throne composed of rappers Kanye West and Jay Z 37 while the production was handled by Sevn Thomas and Frank Dukes with additional production by Drake s longtime collaborator Boi 1da alongside 40 32 Upon the release Drake removed The Throne s verses and then re recorded his own verses as a part of their replacement verses to the song 38 Controlla was released as the album s fourth single in the United States on June 7 2016 39 The song was produced by Boi 1da with co production by Supa Dups and Allen Ritter with additional production by Di Genius 32 The leaked version features a guest appearance from Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan 40 Too Good was released as the album s fifth single on July 26 2016 41 The song features a guest appearance from Barbadian singer Rihanna while the production was handled by Nineteen85 with additional production by Supa Dups 32 Other songs Edit In August 2014 a one minute long snippet titled Views from the Six was leaked online 42 On September 24 2016 an extended version of Faithful with two additional verses from Dvsn was premiered on OVO Sound Radio 43 On May 21 2016 the remix version featuring Lil Wayne premiered on OVO Sound Radio 44 On February 17 2017 Future premiered an extended cut of the song Grammys with additional verse from himself on his radio show Freebandz Radio 45 Critical reception EditProfessional ratingsAggregate scoresSourceRatingAnyDecentMusic 6 7 10 46 Metacritic69 100 47 Review scoresSourceRatingAllMusic 48 The A V ClubB 49 The Daily Telegraph 50 Entertainment WeeklyB 51 The Guardian 52 NME4 5 53 The Observer 54 Pitchfork6 8 10 55 Rolling Stone 56 Spin7 10 57 Views was met with lukewarm reviews from critics 58 At Metacritic which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications the album received an average score of 69 based on 31 reviews indicating generally favorable reviews 47 Aggregator AnyDecentMusic gave it 6 7 out of 10 based on their assessment of the critical consensus 46 Many reviewers found it overlong and lacking in a cohesive theme while claiming Drake was not challenging himself artistically 59 according to MTV s Meghan Garvey the unenthusiastic response to the record may have been attributed to Drake s unwillingness or inability to significantly evolve beyond his time tested signature sound clinging to the comfort of the same frosty 40 beats zingy aphorisms and perennial trust issues 58 Reviewing Views in The New York Times Jon Caramanica said Drake s emotional excavations aren t as striking as they were a few years ago when they had the sting of the new to them 60 In The A V Club Evan Rytlewski argued that he had done this before and done it better describing the album as too long and stubbornly low energy 49 Neil McCormick wrote in The Daily Telegraph that in spite of some evocative production and Drake s impressive rapping skills his continued navel gazing demonstrated a lack of emotional maturity and insight 50 Andy Gill of The Independent was more critical panning the album as utterly wearying and unpersuasive while declaring that rarely has one man moaned quite so much about so little 61 Alexis Petridis wrote a largely positive review in The Guardian arguing that Views offers a lengthy inventory of miseries cleverly offset by a sly sense of humour and eclectic sound He deemed it compelling evidence that this is the defining pop artist of the moment 52 In The Observer Kitty Empire found the lyrical and production detail pin sharp 54 and Mojo s Andy Cowan wrote that the overly introspective themes were redeemed by Drake s nimble flow and clever sense of humor 62 NME journalist Nick Levine said his signature brand of downbeat introspection remains gripping 53 Los Angeles Times critic Mikael Wood wrote that the record sets his harshest thoughts about women against the prettiest most sensual music he s ever made featuring a number of deeply beautiful tracks that further dismantles whatever barrier was left between rap and R amp B following Drake s earlier albums 63 Rankings Edit Year end lists for Views Publication List Rank Ref Billboard Best Albums of 2016 17 64 The Guardian The Best Albums of 2016 20 65 The New York Times The Best Albums of 2016 Jon Caramanica 10 66 NME NME s Albums of the Year 2016 17 67 HotNewHipHop Hottest 20 Albums of 2016 20 68 People Top 10 Albums of 2016 5 69 Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums of 2016 42 70 Vibe The 25 Best Albums of 2016 9 71 Industry awards Edit Awards and nominations for Views Year Ceremony Category Result Ref 2016 American Music Awards Favorite Pop Rock Album Nominated 72 Favorite Rap Hip Hop Album WonBET Hip Hop Awards Album of the Year Won 73 Soul Train Music Awards Best Album of the Year Nominated 74 2017 Billboard Music Awards Top Billboard 200 Album Won 75 Top Rap Album WonGrammy Awards Album of the Year Nominated 76 Best Rap Album NominatediHeartRadio Music Awards Hip Hop Album of the Year Won 77 Commercial performance EditIn Drake s home country of Canada Views sold 110 000 album equivalent units and sold 92 000 78 In the United States Views debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 1 04 million album equivalent units selling 852 000 copies in its first week of release and achieving over 245 million streams despite the album with the exclusion of its singles released at the time only available to stream on Apple Music for the first two weeks more than previous record 115 2 million by Beyonce s Lemonade despite that album only available to stream on Tidal 79 It had the biggest week for an album since Adele s 25 collected 1 19 million units in its fifth week of release week ending December 24 2015 80 The last album by a male artist to post a bigger pure album sales week was Justin Timberlake s The 20 20 Experience when it debuted with 968 000 copies sold in the week ending March 24 2013 80 Views became Drake s sixth consecutive number one album fifth as solo artist on the Billboard 200 and largest sales week 81 In the year 2016 it accumulated 4 14 million equivalent album units of which 1 6 million were pure sales ranking as the second best selling album of the year in pure sales and the most consumed album based on album equivalent units 82 In the United Kingdom the album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart with 78 000 sales becoming Drake s first number one on that chart 83 With Views Drake also joined Adele Michael Buble and Taylor Swift as the only artists in the 2010s decade to have an album remain at number one on the Billboard 200 for six consecutive weeks 84 Overall as of 2016 Views has attained one billion streams in the United States according to his record label 85 As of April 2018 Views has sold 1 73 million recognized copies and a total of 5 41 million album equivalent units in the United States 86 Nearly every song from Views charted on the Billboard Hot 100 during its debut week Drake held 20 songs on the chart 87 As a result he broke the record for most songs on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously 88 He would later go on to break his own record twice once through More Life in 2017 and again through Scorpion in 2018 89 Several of the songs on the album also went platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America RIAA 90 Views was ranked as the second most popular album of 2016 on the Billboard 200 91 The following year it was ranked as the thirteenth most popular album of the 2017 92 and in 2018 two years after its release the album was ranked as the forty seventh most popular album of the year 93 Track listing EditDigital download streamingNo TitleWriter s Producer s Length1 Keep the Family Close Aubrey GrahamManeesh BidayeBidaye5 282 9 GrahamNoah ShebibMatthew SamuelsBrian Alexander MorganDavid BrooksCraig MarshCraig HarrisinghDavid Harrisingh40Boi 1da a Morgan a 4 153 U with Me GrahamShebibKanye WestDacoury NatcheRicci RieraAxel MorganJahron BrathwaiteAnderson HernandezOzan YildirimDave GoodeEarl SimmonsMark AndrewsAnthony FieldsTamir RuffinPhillip Weatherspoon40WestDJ Dahi a Riera a Axlfolie a Vinylz b Oz b 4 574 Feel No Ways GrahamShebibJordan UllmanAnne DudleyMalcolm McLarenNayvadius WilburnUllman40 b West b 4 005 Hype GrahamSamuelsPaul JefferiesAnthony TuckerKevin GomringerTim GomringerMaurice JordanBoi 1daNineteen85The Beat Bully a Cubeatz b 3 296 Weston Road Flows GrahamShebibSteven VidalMary BligeSean CombsCarl ThompsonJon LevineDavid Carty40Stwo a 4 137 Redemption GrahamShebibMichael OlsenWilliam NorwoodLaShawn DanielsFreddie JerkinsRodney Jerkins405 338 With You featuring PartyNextDoor GrahamJefferiesBrathwaiteShane LindstromCarl McCormickMurda BeatzNineteen85 b 3 159 Faithful featuring Pimp C and Dvsn GrahamShebibSamuelsJefferiesDaniel DaleyChad ButlerBryan Michael CoxJohnta AustinKevin Hicks40Boi 1da a Nineteen85 a 4 5010 Still Here GrahamShebibJahmar CarterDaxz40 a Bidaye b 3 0911 Controlla GrahamSamuelsAllen RitterDwayne Chin QueeStephen McGregorGarfield Riley Jr Moses DavisDonald DennisGary JacksonPatrick RobertsAndrew ThomasBoi 1daSupa Dups a Ritter a Di Genius b 4 0512 One Dance featuring Wizkid and Kyla GrahamJefferiesShebibAyodeji BalogunErrol ReidKyla SmithNineteen8540 a Wizkid a DJ Maphorisa c 2 5413 Grammys featuring Future GrahamShebibWilburnJoshua LuellenRonald LaTourDaveon Jackson40SouthsideCardo a Yung Exclusive a 3 4014 Childs Play GrahamShebibLeland WayneMark MoralesDarren RobinsonDamon Wimbley40Metro Boomin b Ullman b Nineteen85 b 4 0115 Pop Style GrahamRupert Thomas Jr Adam FeeneySamuelsShebibWestShawn CarterSevn ThomasFrank DukesBoi 1da b 40 b 3 3216 Too Good featuring Rihanna GrahamJefferiesBidayeChin QueeRobyn FentyAndrew HersheyAndre SutherlandAtom MartinTerence LamNineteen85Supa Dups b 4 2317 Summers Over Interlude BidayeMajid Al MaskatiBidaye1 4618 Fire amp Desire GrahamShebibBrandy NorwoodRochad HolidayCurtis WilsonWilliam Young40Hagler b Jordan Lewis b 3 5819 Views GrahamBidayeSamuelsAion ClarkeBidaye40 b Boi 1da b 5 1120 Hotline Bling bonus track GrahamJefferiesTimmy ThomasNineteen854 27Total length 81 14CDNo TitleLength1 Keep the Family Close 5 242 9 3 583 U with Me 4 514 Feel No Ways 4 005 Hype 3 276 Weston Road Flows 4 147 Redemption 5 348 With You featuring PartyNextDoor 3 159 Faithful featuring Pimp C and Dvsn 4 4410 Still Here 2 5511 Controlla 4 0512 One Dance featuring Wizkid and Kyla 3 0713 Grammys featuring Future 3 4014 Childs Play 4 0115 Pop Style 3 3216 Too Good featuring Rihanna 4 2317 Summers Over Interlude 1 4618 Fire amp Desire 3 5819 Views 5 0520 Hotline Bling bonus track 3 49Total length 79 45 Track notes a signifies a co producer b signifies an additional producer c signifies an uncredited co producer Sample credits 9 contains a sample of Dying performed by Mavado featuring Serani U with Me contains a sample of What These Bitches Want and contains an interpolation of How s It Goin Down performed by DMX and an interpolation of Views from the 6 performed by Drake Weston Road Flows contains a sample of Mary s Joint performed by Mary J Blige One Dance contains a sample of Do You Mind Crazy Cousins Remix performed by Paleface featuring Kyla Feel No Ways contains a sample of World s Famous performed by Malcolm McLaren Redemption contains a sample of One Wish performed by Ray J Faithful contains samples of Get Gone performed by Ideal and Tom Ford Remix performed by Jay Z featuring Pimp C Controlla contains a sample of Tear Off Mi Garment performed by Beenie Man Childs Play contains a sample of Rode That Dick Like a Soldier performed by Ha Sizzle Too Good contains a sample of Love Yuh Bad performed by Popcaan Fire amp Desire contains a sample of I Dedicate Part I II amp III performed by Brandy Views contains a sample of The Question Is performed by The Winans Hotline Bling contains a sample of Why Can t We Live Together performed by Timmy Thomas Personnel EditCredits adapted from the album s liner notes 94 32 Performance Drake vocals PartyNextDoor background vocals 3 Baka background vocals 5 Divine Brown background vocals 3 Darhyl Hey DJ Camper Jr background vocals 7 9 Aion Voyce Clarke background vocals 1 19 Beverly Crandon background vocals 16 Daniel Daley background vocals 4 Sabrina Galmo background vocals 1 Jelleestone background vocals 2 Jeremih background vocals 8 James Vincent McMorrow background vocals 5 Beenie Man background vocals 11 Majid Al Maskati background vocals 17 Musicians Maneesh Bidaye instruments 1 16 17 19 Boi 1da drum programmer 2 5 9 15 Chantal Dube harp 1 3 14 Greg Moffett additional bass 3 Brian Morgan drum programmer 2 Michael Olsen cello 3 4 5 6 7 9 11 14 Dalton Tennant additional keyboards 3 Technical Noel Cadastre recording Greg Moffett recording Noah 40 Shebib recording Harley Arsenault assistant recording Noel Gadget Campbell mixer Michael Brooks assistant mixer Peter Zlender Vickers assistant mixer 20 Chris Athens mastering Dave Huffman assistant masteringCharts EditWeekly charts Edit Chart performance for Views Chart 2016 Peak positionAustralian Albums ARIA 95 1Austrian Albums O3 Austria 96 20Belgian Albums Ultratop Flanders 97 3Belgian Albums Ultratop Wallonia 98 13Canadian Albums Billboard 99 1Czech Albums CNS IFPI 100 19Danish Albums Hitlisten 101 1Dutch Albums Album Top 100 102 3Finnish Albums Suomen virallinen lista 103 2French Albums SNEP 104 4German Albums Offizielle Top 100 105 11Greek Albums IFPI 106 22Hungarian Albums MAHASZ 107 31Irish Albums IRMA 108 2Italian Albums FIMI 109 10New Zealand Albums RMNZ 110 1Norwegian Albums VG lista 111 1Portuguese Albums AFP 112 6Russian Albums 2M 113 1Scottish Albums OCC 114 1Spanish Albums PROMUSICAE 115 12Swedish Albums Sverigetopplistan 116 2Swiss Albums Schweizer Hitparade 117 4UK Albums OCC 118 1UK R amp B Albums OCC 119 1US Billboard 200 120 1US Top R amp B Hip Hop Albums Billboard 121 1 Year end charts Edit 2016 year end chart performance for Views Chart 2016 PositionAustralian Albums ARIA 122 14Belgian Albums Ultratop Flanders 123 49Belgian Albums Ultratop Wallonia 124 117Canadian Albums Billboard 125 3Danish Albums Hitlisten 126 4Dutch Albums MegaCharts 127 11French Albums SNEP 128 40German Albums Offizielle Top 100 129 100New Zealand Albums RMNZ 130 7Swedish Albums Sverigetopplistan 131 4Swiss Albums Schweizer Hitparade 132 76UK Albums OCC 133 8US Billboard 200 91 2US Top R amp B Hip Hop Albums Billboard 134 12017 year end chart performance for Views Chart 2017 PositionAustralian Albums ARIA 135 91Canadian Albums Billboard 136 9Danish Albums Hitlisten 137 22New Zealand Albums RMNZ 138 24Swedish Albums Sverigetopplistan 139 62UK Albums OCC 140 52US Billboard 200 92 13US Top R amp B Hip Hop Albums Billboard 141 102018 year end chart performance for Views Chart 2018 PositionCanadian Albums Billboard 142 38Danish Albums Hitlisten 143 68US Billboard 200 93 47US Top R amp B Hip Hop Albums Billboard 144 272019 year end chart performance for Views Chart 2019 PositionUS Billboard 200 145 69US Top R amp B Hip Hop Albums Billboard 146 332020 year end chart performance for Views Chart 2020 PositionUS Billboard 200 147 98Decade end charts Edit Decade end chart performance for Views Chart 2010 2019 PositionUS Billboard 200 148 9Certifications EditCertifications for Views Region Certification Certified units salesAustralia ARIA 149 Gold 35 000 Austria IFPI Austria 150 Gold 7 500 Canada Music Canada 151 6 Platinum 480 000 Denmark IFPI Danmark 152 4 Platinum 80 000 France SNEP 153 2 Platinum 200 000 Germany BVMI 154 Gold 100 000 Italy FIMI 155 Gold 25 000 Mexico AMPROFON 156 Platinum Gold 90 000 Netherlands NVPI 157 Platinum 40 000 Poland ZPAV 158 Gold 10 000 Singapore RIAS 159 Platinum 10 000 Sweden GLF 160 2 Platinum 80 000 United Kingdom BPI 162 2 Platinum 410 000 161 United States RIAA 163 6 Platinum 6 000 000 Sales figures based on certification alone Shipments figures based on certification alone Sales streaming figures based on certification alone See also Edit Music portal Canada portal 2016 in hip hop music List of number one albums of 2016 Australia List of number one albums of 2016 Canada List of number one albums from the 2010s New Zealand List of UK Albums Chart number ones of the 2010s List of UK R amp B Albums Chart number ones of 2016 List of Billboard 200 number one albums of 2016 List of Billboard number one R amp B hip hop albums of 2016 Culture of CanadaReferences Edit Oseran Anna Everything We Learned From Drake s Interview With Zane Lowe Genius Archived from the original on December 22 2016 Retrieved March 12 2017 a b McIntyre Hugh June 28 2016 Drake s Views is Already One of the Biggest Hip Hop Albums of All Time Forbes Retrieved May 17 2020 Walker Angus April 29 2016 Here Are The Samples Drake Used On VIEWS HotNewHipHop Archived from the original on May 1 2016 Retrieved May 1 2016 Benjamin Jeff 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