Grammy-winning rapper Drake surprised his fans on Friday by releasing a new album, “If You're Reading This It's Too Late,” on iTunes. The 28-year-old Canadian rapper followed the footsteps of Beyonce, who, in 2013, released an album without any prior notice.
The 17-track album reportedly features guest artists such as Lil Wayne, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Travi$ Scott. Drake's previous album, "Nothing Was the Same," released in 2013, topped the weekly Billboard 200 album charts and reportedly sold 658,000 copies in its first week.
— Drizzy (@Drake) February 13, 2015
Several social media users praised the rapper's new album and also expressed their surprise over its sudden release.
Drizzy dropped some new fire yeah
— LITTLE DEE (@LittleDeeMusic) February 13, 2015
RT @yoourmate: Sorry i cant come out tonight drake just dropped a new album
— Nick Bauer (@nbauer10) February 13, 2015
drake killed that mixtape...
— madsear (@madsear) February 13, 2015
Waaaaait. Drake dropped a new album?
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) February 13, 2015
drake just cuffed all-star weekend
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) February 13, 2015