Drake’s best album? Possibly. Nothing Was the Same is the third studio album by Drake and boasted 13 tracks with heavy-hitter collaborations. The album featured some of his most-known songs including “Started from the Bottom,” “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Worst Behavior.” The album went number 1, 4 times platinum, and sold nearly 700,000 copies in its first week of release (you know, back when buying albums was a thing).
Nothing Was the Same marks Drake’s contribution to a combination of downtempo R&B, hip-hop and soul. He parted ways with the pop sound that got him famous and dove into a darker, “street-tough trap beats.”
“It’s my story…I’m trying to get back to that kid in the basement. To say what he has to say.”
Drake’s first two albums before Nothing Was the Same included his 2010 release Thank Me Later and the following year’s Take Care. Pretty much all of his releases have seen massive success, which is rare for an artist in the industry. Re-live 2013 with the album below.
Featured image via album.