October 11, 2011, at the. The single reappeared on his , which was released after a bidding competition among labels and his signing with amid support from high-profile hip hop artists such as , , and. Archived from on December 8, 2015. Retrieved on June 20, 2010. Select albums in the Format field.
Retrieved on June 16, 2010. Retrieved on June 16, 2010. Thematically, the album focuses on Drake's introduction to fame and his romances over the course of confessional, club-oriented, and sexual songs. Drake resumed work on the album in October 2009, following an onstage injury from a July 2009 concert. Besides his Toronto-based producer team, Drake also collaborated with European producer , who previously worked on Kid Cudi's 2009 debut album. . A lot of the verses are extremely long.
Retrieved on June 23, 2010. June 5, 2010, at the. Retrieved on June 23, 2010. Archived from on February 12, 2011. In promotion of Thank Me Later, Drake performed at the in Washington, D. I just made it to share with people.
Retrieved on June 26, 2010. Following the cancellation, Drake appeared at Manhattan nightspot Amnesia for an album-release party sponsored by radio station. It also featured contributions from , , , , , and , among others. Production for the album took place at various recording studios during 2009 to 2010 and was mostly produced by longtime collaborators and. Retrieved on June 15, 2010.
In early November 2009, Lil Wayne released an official statement explaining that Thank Me Later had been completed, though Drake later commented that he was still working on the album. Title Writer s Producer s Length 1. Select Gold in the Certification field. By August 2015, the album has sold 1,800,000 copies in the United States. On April 26, 2010, Drake announced to a crowd during a show that he had finished recording and had turned in a final copy of the album. Retrieved on June 12, 2010. The song features vocals by producer and , with additional harmonies by at the song's conclusion.
On June 15, Drake made an in-store appearance at a -outlet in New York City's in promotion of the album's release, interacting with fans and signing copies of the album. Retrieved on June 20, 2010. Drake told that he collaborated with an band named. A planned free concert by Drake at 's Pier 17 that day was cancelled by concert organizers and authorities after unruly behavior within crowds and unsafe overcrowding. Retrieved on June 20, 2010. Retrieved on June 20, 2010. Archived from the original on November 10, 2010.
The album was at Tree Sound Studios, Blast Off Studios, Gee Jam Studios, Cherry Beach Studios, The Setai Hotel Recording Studio, Metalworks Studios, Stadium Red in New York, and Studio 306 in Toronto. Retrieved on June 12, 2010. Drake followed-up on So Far Gone 's success with several guest appearances on other rappers' works, adding to the surrounding him at the time. Retrieved on June 17, 2010. On the song, Drake talks addresses hip hop listeners who find him inauthentic. I always wanted to understand how he painted those pictures and his bar structure.
At , which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an score of 75, based on 26 reviews. The artful song is about the elation and confusion that accompanies fame. Archived from on March 2, 2014. Retrieved on June 16, 2010. Drake's lyrics explore feelings of doubt, insecurity, and heartbreak, while exhibiting both emotional and grammatical.
Lyrically, Thank Me Later has moody, introspective subject matter, and mainly centers around Drake's introduction to fame and his romances. It was released on June 15, 2010, by Aspire Music Group, , , and. Retrieved on June 26, 2010. Archived from on March 2, 2014. The album received generally positive reviews from critics, who complimented Drake's personal themes and drew musical comparisons to the works of hip hop artists Kanye West and. Retrieved on June 15, 2010. Retrieved on June 20, 2010.
Retrieved on June 12, 2010. Lil Wayne, Cortez Bryant, Gee Robinson, , and served as for the album. Retrieved on June 20, 2010. On the day of its release, Drake also made interviews for several radio stations through the phone. Retrieved on June 15, 2010. Retrieved on June 12, 2010. It also debuted at number one in Canada with first-week sales of 31,000 copies.