Click Track: Drake


Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Guns N’ Roses coming to Fillmore Silver Spring; Drake does NHL All-Star Game; Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera pay tribute to Etta James

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:14 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Guns N' Roses, Drake, Etta James, Ice Cube

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Singles file: Schoolboy Q f. A$AP Rocky, Mary J. Blige f. Drake

Five songs to hear this week.

By Allison Stewart  |  11:22 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Mary J. Blige, Drake, DropxLife, Justice, Party Supplies

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Chris Richards picks his top 10 albums of 2011

The year’s best in pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:42 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  The Weeknd, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Pistol Annies, Katy B, Drake, Bluebrain, Bon Iver, Real Estate, James Blake, Fauna

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Predicting Pitchfork’s top 10 albums of 2011

An annual December tradition.

By David Malitz  |  12:09 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Speculation | Tags:  Bon Iver, Girls, M83, Drake, St. Vincent, Shabazz Palaces, James Blake, Tune-Yards, Real Estate, PJ Harvey

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Miley Cyrus supports Occupy Wall Street; Drake tops charts; Wale returns to Fillmore

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Miley Cyrus, Drake, Wale

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 11/21/2011

American Music Awards: Surprise, surprise, Taylor Swift wins again

Things we learned from last night’s awards show.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:14 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Adele, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Billboard changes policy for cheap albums; Bieber, Drake, Minaj, many more to perform at American Music Awards on Sunday

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:10 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Lady Gaga, Drake, Justin Bieber

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Album review: Drake, “Take Care”

By Sarah Godfrey  |  10:22 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Drake

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Week ahead: Purling Hiss hits DC9; the Fall’s 29th album; Drake celebrates release day on “Letterman”

By David Malitz  |  03:51 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Purling Hiss, The Fall, Drake

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 11/11/2011

9:30 Club named top club; Drake plays Penn State; Eno, Colbert, Stipe sing together

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:46 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  9:30 Club, Drake, Brian Eno

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Singles file: Drake f. Rihanna, Factory Floor, Amy Winehouse and Nas

Five songs to hear this week.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:01 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Drake, Rihanna, Factory Floor, Amy Winehouse, Nas, Saba, The Band Perry

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Conrad Murray guilty in Michael Jackson case; Drake and Rick Ross team up for mixtape; Jeff Mangum coming to D.C.

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Michael Jackson, Adele, Drake, Rick Ross, Jeff Mangum

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Drake’s “Take Care” leaks; “Enjoy it,” he says

Highly-anticipated “Take Care” hits the Internet eight days before official release.

By Click Track  |  10:11 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Drake

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Janelle Monae played The White House; Drake cancels Patriot Center show; Tom Morello played Occupy Wall Street

Plus Bill Clinton’s 20 favorite songs of all time.

By David Malitz  |  09:56 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Janelle Monae, Drake, Tom Morello, Big Boi

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Taking sides: Drake, Yelawolf, Rick Ross or Wale — which rap album will rule the 4th quarter?

Click Track’s contributors pick the album they hope to find in their stockings.

By Click Track  |  01:36 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Drake, Yelawolf, Rick Ross, Wale

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Drake’s ugliest sweaters (and one so ugly it’s kind of awesome)

He’s got one of the year’s most-anticipated albums coming out later this month. And he’s also got an array of ugly sweaters.

By Allison Stewart  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Drake

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Singles file: The Weeknd, Young Jeezy, Tinariwen

By Allison Stewart  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  The Weeknd, Drake, The Chance, Young Jeezy, Freddie Gibbs, Tinariwen, Pearl Jam

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Singles file: Feist, ASAP Rocky, King Cannibal

By Allison Stewart  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Feist, ASAP Rockey, King Cannibal, Michael Kiwanuka, Lil Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Singles file: Beyonce, Drake, Bon Iver

New tracks from Beyonce, Drake, Bon Iver and more.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:28 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Beyonce; Drake; Bon Iver; Christina Aguilera

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Singles file: jj, Pygmy Lush, the Wealthy West

New tracks from jj, Pygmy Lush and DJ Khaled’s latest all-star collaboration.

By Allison Stewart  |  11:41 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  jj, Pygmy Lush, the Weather West, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Drake, Grinderman

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/08/2010

Weezy joins Drake; Pulp reunites for European festivals; Courtney Love still Courtney Love

Lil Wayne arrives to his welcome home party in Miami on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan) - It didn't take long for Lil Wayne to get back on stage. The newly freed rapper joined protege Drake at his concert...

By David Malitz  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Courtney Love, Drake, Lil Wayne, Pulp

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/19/2010

Singles file: Rihanna f. Drake, A-Trak, I Love Monsters, Bob Dylan

Rihanna teams with former boyfriend Drake on her new single. (Tracy Woodward/TWP) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Rihanna featuring Drake: "What's My Name" Rihanna and former boyfriend (and Chris Brown collaborator) Drake...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  A-Trak, Bob Dylan, Drake, I Love Monsters, Kylesa, Rihanna

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/05/2010

Singles file: Chris Brown, The Secret Sisters, Sleigh Bells, Boobe, Gayngs

It'll take more than one star-studded remix to blot out Chris Brown's bad PR. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind. Chris Brown featuring Drake, Kanye West, T.I., Fabolous, Rick...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Andre 3000, Bon Iver, Boobe, Chris Brown, Drake, Gayngs, Jack White, Kanye West, Raheem DeVaughn, Rick Ross, Sleigh Bells, T.I., The Secret Sisters

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/04/2010

In Concert: Drake at DAR Constitution Hall

For Drake it's all about the fans, whoever the [bleep] they are. (All photos by Mark Gail/TWP) By Chris Richards It started with a smile and ended with a sneer. And during his 26 songs that came gushing in...

By Chris Richards  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  DAR Constituion Hall, Drake

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 09/27/2010

Week ahead: Salem gets creepy; Drake lands in D.C.; Chuck Brown makes his late night TV debut

Scary mood music from Michigan: Salem's new album is out Tuesday. (Miguel Villalobos) By Chris Richards If you buy one album tomorrow, make it: "King Night," the latest from Michigan creepazoids Salem. It sounds like the synth-laden soundtrack to our...

By Chris Richards  |  04:45 PM ET, 09/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Chuck Brown, Drake, Salem

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/13/2010

Drama lacking at MTV's Video Music Awards

Lady Gaga, Cher and lots of sheer material. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) (Full photo gallery from Sunday night's VMAs.) By Chris Richards At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, it was time to let bygones be bygones, and let insipid awards shows...

By Chris Richards  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News, News | Tags:  Drake, Eminem, Florence and the Machine, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, VMAs

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 09/07/2010

Singles file: Trey Songz f. Drake, Doug Paisley, Capstan Shafts

Trey Songz gets assistance from Drake on his new single. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Trey Songz featuring Drake: "The Usual" The "Successful" duo re-team for a predictably steamy old-school...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:24 AM ET, 09/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Capstan Shafts, Doug Paisley, Drake, Feist, Freelance Whales, Jukebox the Ghost, The Drums, Trey Songz

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/18/2010

Riffs: Our top five Britney Spears dream collaborators

Britney just needs to the right collaborator to set her free. (Linda Davidson/TWP) By Allison Stewart If Christina Aguilera is a voice, and Lady Gaga is an aesthetic, Britney Spears is pretty much just an idea. With Spears, there is...

By Allison Stewart  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Beth Orton, Brandon Flowers, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Colbie Caillat, Dave Longstreth, Derek Miller, Dirty Projectors, Dr. Luke, Drake, Emily Haines, James Murphy, Kara DioGuardi, Kylie Minogue, LCD Soundsystem, Lady Gaga, Le Tigre, Lily Allen, M.I.A., Madonna, Metric, Pharrell, Rodney Jerkins, Rusko, Sia, Sleigh Bells, Stuart Price, Timbaland, the Neptunes, the Weepies

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/13/2010

Singles file: Rick Ross, Rye Rye, Theo Martins

Mixing it up: Rye Rye teams with Nguzunguzu on "B.A. Mix." (Katherine Frey/the Washington Post) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Rick Ross featuring Drake and Chrisette Michele: "Aston Martin Music (Official...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Chrisette Michele, Drake, Mr. Oizo, R.E.M., Rick Ross, Rye Rye, Theo Martins

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/02/2010

Lilith Fair cancels dates; Christgau shuts down record blog; Beck, Tortoise, Sonic Youth cover Yanni

No strangers to smooth music, Chicago-based post-rock band Tortoise joined Beck to record a cover of Yanni's "Live at the Acropolis" (Courtesy of Thrill Jockey) By Aaron Leitko -Tough times are just getting tougher on the summer concert circuit. Bono...

By Aaron Leitko  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Beck, Drake, Lilith Fair, Robert Christgau, Sarah McLachlan, Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore, Tortoise, Yanni

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/24/2010

Drake tops the charts; see classic D.C. punk footage tonight

Drake's stay at No. 1 may be a short one. (Matt Barnes Photography) - As expected, rising rap superstar Drake reached the top of the Billboard charts with his debut album "Thank Me Later." The 447,000 copies sold made it...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Bad Brains, Drake, Fugazi, Minor Threat

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/21/2010

Week ahead: Wavves crash on Washington; Roots finally drop new album; Eminem and Jay-Z to duet

Nathan Williams of Wavves returns to the Rock & Roll Hotel on Friday. (Richard A. Lipski/TWP) By Chris Richards In concert: Tis a busy one! Goldfrapp brings the roller skate jams to the 9:30 club tonight before the New...

By Chris Richards  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Dierks Bentley, Drake, Eminem, Goldfrapp, New Pornographers, Silversun Pickups, Tabi Bonney, The Roots, Wavves

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/16/2010

Drake concert gets ugly

There were no riots at Drake's concert at the 9:30 club Sunday night. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Ally Schweitzer - A free concert by hip hop It boy Drake and pop group Hanson exploded into a near-riot last evening...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drake, Hanson, Prince

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/15/2010

Three more reasons not to be skeptical of Drake

Don't hate the Candian-child-actor-turned-rap-superstar -- hate the game. (Kyle Gustafson/TWP) By Chris Richards I get it. When the entire planet bows before a rapper who used to star on the Canadian equivalent of "Saved By the Bell," the alarms start...

By Chris Richards  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Drake

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/15/2010

Album review: Drake, "Thank Me Later"

Drake is reinventing what it means to be real. (Kyle Gustafson/TWP) By Chris Richards In hip-hop, the only way to trump the inviolable law of Keeping It Real is to establish a whole new reality. That's why Drake, a Canadian...

By David Malitz  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Drake

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 06/14/2010

Week ahead: Weird Al's in town; Drake's album drops

Weird Al - you know you love him. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok) In concert: Pantha Du Prince is performing just a handful of shows in America on his first tour since 2007. One of the German electronic music producer's stops will be...

By David Malitz  |  07:00 PM ET, 06/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Drake, Gil Scott-Heron, Miley Cyrus, Pantha Du Prince, Tom Petty, Weird Al Yankovic

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/14/2010

In concert: Drake at 9:30 club

Drake could soon be one of the biggest rap stars on the planet. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/TWP) By Sarah Godfrey Drake's major label debut, "Thank Me Later" is out Tuesday, and if it lives up to the hype, the...

By David Malitz  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Drake

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/10/2010

Lists: Drake and other teen actors turned musicians

From "Degrassi" to Young Money. (Matt Barnes Photography) By Sarah Godfrey Drake’s “Thank Me Later” isn’t out until Tuesday, but thanks to widespread leakage, we know that Aubrey Graham is no longer that dude who used to be on television...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  30 Seconds to Mars, Blake Sennett, Drake, Jada Pinkett Smith, Janet Jackson, Jared Leto, Jenny Lewis, Rilo Kiley, Wicked Wisdom

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 06/03/2010

Drake news: Album leaks, visits Lil Wayne in prison; "Glee" soundtrack holds off STP for No. 1; Belle & Sebastian announces tour

Drake: Album leaked, going to visit Weezy. (Matt Barnes Photography) By David Malitz - How can Drake be so ominpresent and still not have an album out? Well, "Thank Me Later" isn't officially released for another couple weeks but as...

By David Malitz  |  06:15 AM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Belle & Sebastian, Drake, Stone Temple Pilots

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 04/07/2010

Whitney Houston postpones tour dates; Lollapalooza 2010 lineup is announced; Drake album delayed

More problems on Whitney's world tour. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg) By Ally Schweitzer - Whitney Houston has postponed her European tour dates due to illness. Considering the bad reception she received in Australia, maybe Ms. Houston should consider shelving the whole...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:25 AM ET, 04/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Drake, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Whitney Houston

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 02/01/2010

The Grammys: Five Worst Performances

Look, it's T-Pain, Slash and Jamie Foxx. And when we say look, we mean don't listen. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) From Taylor Swift to T-Pain, there was something uniquely awful for everyone at last night's Grammy awards. We count down the...

By Allison Stewart  |  02:20 PM ET, 02/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Grammys | Tags:  Carrie Underwood, Drake, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Lil Wayne, Michael Jackson, Slash, Stevie Nicks, T-Pain, Taylor Swift