When it comes to modern hip-hop, Drake has proven to be the top dog. With over 142 million digital singles sold in the United States, it's hard to find one person who hasn't bumped the artist in their headphones or favorite listening device at one time or another. With the recent release of his new album Scorpion, we look at five insane Drake collaborations that will certainly get the mood going at your next party.
5. "Don't Matter to Me" (featuring Michael Jackson)
Like every other pop star, Drake can't get enough of Michael Jackson. With the help of Paul Anka, Drake was able to collaborate with the King of Pop in the single "Don't Matter to Me." Jackson's vocals came from a 1983 session between him and Anka. The song became Jackson's 30th hit on the Top 10 charts.
4. "Take Care" (featuring Rihanna)
Sampling Brook Benton's 1959 hit "I'll Take Care of You," "Take Care" was the second collaboration between Drake and former girlfriend Rihanna. The music video for the song drew the highest praise for being a simplistic visual with animals and arctic landscapes thrown in. Florence + the Machine covered the song for BBC Live, which was eventually released for their deluxe edition of Ceremonials.
3. "Hold On, We're Going Home" (featuring Majid Jordan)
With "Hold On, We're Going Home," Drake introduced the world to Majid Jordan. The fellow Canadian R&B act impressed Drake so much that he asked them to co-produce and be featured on the second single from Nothing Was the Same. Outside of North America and Europe, the track was a number one hit down in South Africa.
2. "One Dance" (featuring Wizkid and Kyla)
It was all about needing "one dance" with Drake's smash hit from Views. The song features up and coming acts Wizkid and Kyla. "One Dance" sampled Kyla's 2008 single titled "Do You Mind." The release of the platinum-selling single rejuvenated Kyla's music career, which she put on hold to become an ESL teacher. With 12.5 million copies sold, "One Dance" was the biggest selling single of 2016.
1. "Forever" (featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem)
Easily one of the biggest collaborations in 2009, "Forever" unites Drake with a trio of hip hop's heavy hitters. The song was originally written for rapper Kardinal Offishall, but Drake bought the rights to it. Released on the soundtrack for More Than a Game, "Forever" went on to sell over six million copies in the United States.