Take Care, 7 Years Later.
7 years ago today, Toronto’s very own Drake released his 2nd studio album ‘Take Care’ The album debuted at number one on the US @billboard 200, with FIRST WEEK sales of 631,000 copies! The album featured big name artists such as The Weeknd, Rick Ross, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Andre 3000.
‘Take Care’ topped the billboard Rap/Hip-Hop Albums in its debut week. Only two months after the release, the album was certified platinum by RIAA on January 31st, 2012. Three years later, and the album sold 2.2 million copies in the United States alone. On March 15, 2016, ‘Take Care’ was officially certified 4x platinum selling over 4 million copies.
’Take Care’ was extremely important in Drake’s success being relevant today, this album put the Toronto native artist on the map. There were multiple elements that helped in the development of Drake finding his sound; R&B influences and rapping with a singing approach.
The album’s theme incorporates themes of fame, wealth, romance, and relationships with friends, girlfriends, and family. It took one year to record the full album.