Today (April 29) marks five years since Drake released his fourth studio album Views.
The LP, which sold over one million album-equivalent units in its first week of release, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spent 258 weeks on the chart. All 20 songs from the album charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Views featured the hit tracks “Controlla,” “One Dance,” “Pop Style,” “Hotline Bling,” “With You,” “Too Good,” “Feel No Ways” and “Fire & Desire.” Artists such as Rihanna, Majid Jordan, dvsn, Future, Wizkid, Pimp C and Kyla collaborated with the Canadian star on the project.
Today, fans are sharing their favorite songs from the 6X platinum album on social media.
Twitter user @BlessingMogale_ wrote, “Drake really gave us ‘Fire & Desire,’ ‘Weston Road Flows,’ ‘Redemption,’ ‘With You’ and ‘Faithful’ back-to-back on Views. Knee deep in his bag.”
“Beyoncé dropped Lemonade and then Drake dropped Views just 6 days later,” tweeted @imandionna. “An unprecedented week in music never to be recreated.”
Social media user @artroques tweeted, “Drake sonically painted the seasonal changes of the City of Toronto. And within 20 songs, starting from Winter to Summertime, the world got to vicariously enjoy the lifestyle and events of the ppl in this City of Toronto. That’s fucking nuts…Happy 5 yrs VIEWS…”
“If you tell me @drake don’t got a classic album.. I convinced that you don’t think independently,” tweeted @Chosen_TheArtis. “You just say what you hear other people say.. Take Care and Views are BOTH CLASSICS.”
Twitter user @ANTIOVO wrote, “5 years since this classic dropped. A lot of ppl tried to downplay this cultural reset, but no one can deny its impact. This project gave us ‘Feel No Ways,’ ‘Fire & Desire,’ ‘U With Me,’ ‘Redemption,’ ‘Child’s Play,’ ‘Controlla,’ ‘One Dance’ and it’ll forever be associated to summer 16.”
What’s your favorite track off the album? Listen to Views on TIDAL below.