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Thank Me Later
Thank Me Later
Studio album by Drake

Released

15 June 2010

Recorded

2009-2010

Genre

Hip hop, R&B

Length

61:02

Label

Aspire, Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

Producer

Al-Khaaliq, Jeff Bhasker, Boi-1da, Cortez Bryant (exec.), Matthew Burnett, Crada, Oliver El-Khabib (exec.), Francis & The Lights, J Prince (exec.), Jas Prince (exec.), Derrick "E.I" Lawrence (exec.), Lil Wayne (exec.), No I.D., Omen, Gee Roberson (exec.), Noah "40" Shebib (also exec.), Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Tone Mason, Kanye West, Bryan "Baby Birdman" Williams (exec.), Ronald "Slim tha Don" Williams (exec.)

Drake chronology

Previous

So Far Gone (2009)

Next

Take Care (2011)

Thank Me Later is the debut studio album by Canadian artist Drake, released in 2010 on Aspire Music Group, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Universal Motown Records. Production for the album took place at various recording studios during 2009 to 2010 and was mostly produced by longtime collaborators Noah "40" Shebib and Boi-1da, with additional contributions by Kanye West, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz and No I.D.. It features guest appearances by Nicki Minaj, T.I., Jay Z, and Lil Wayne, amongst others.

Thank Me Later has an ambient production that incorporates moody synthesisers, sparse beats, obscured keyboards, muffled drums, minor keys and subtle arrangements. Thematically, the album focuses on Drake's introduction to fame and his romances over the course of confessional, club-oriented and sexual songs. Drake's emotionally transparent, self-deprecating lyrics are delivered in both rapped and subtly sung verses, and explore feelings of doubt, insecurity and heartbreak.

Upon its release, the album received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised Drake's personal themes and compared it musically to Kanye West and Kid Cudi. Following an anticipated release, it debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 447,000 copies in its first week in the United States. In Canada, the album attained platinum certification within a week of its release. All four of the album's singles became hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including the top-10 "Find Your Love". Thank Me Later has been certified platinum by the RIAA and, as of 2015, has sold 1,800,000 copies in the United States.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Fireworks" Drake, Alicia Keys Cook, Graham, Kalla, Samuels, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da (co.), Crada (co.) 5:13
2. "Karaoke" Drake Graham, Shebib, Starlite Francis & The Lights 3:48
3. "The Resistance" Drake El-Khabib, Graham, Samuels, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib 3:45
4. "Over" Drake Brongers, Graham, Samuels, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib, Al-Khaaliq (co.) 3:53
5. "Show Me a Good Time" Drake Bhasker, Graham, West, Wilson Kanye West, No I.D. (co.), Jeff Bhasker (co.) 3:30
6. "Up All Night" Drake, Nicki Minaj Burnett, Graham, Maraj, Samuels Boi-1da, Matthew Burnett (co.) 3:54
7. "Fancy" Drake, T.I., Swizz Beatz Dean, Graham, Johnson, Samuels, Shebib, Zant Swizz Beatz, Noah "40" Shebib (co.) 5:19
8. "Shut It Down" Drake, The-Dream Brown, Graham, Nash, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib, Omen 6:59
9. "Unforgettable" Drake, Young Jeezy Graham, Isley, Isley, Isley, Isley, Jasper, Jenkins, Samuels, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da 3:34
10. "Light Up" Drake, Jay Z Carter, Graham, McIntire, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib, Tone Mason 4:34
11. "Miss Me" Drake, Lil Wayne Carter, Edwards, Graham, Richardson, Samuels, Shebib Boi-1da, Noah "40" Shebib 5:05
12. "Cece's Interlude" Drake Eccleston, Graham, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib 2:34
13. "Find Your Love" Drake Bhasker, Graham, Reynolds, West, Wilson Kanye West, No I.D. (co.), Jeff Bhasker (co.) 3:29
14. "Thank Me Now" Drake Graham, Mosely Timbaland 5:28

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