“Hotline Bling,” last year’s most popular song and rapper Drake’s highest-charting single, finally has place to call home. Late Thursday night, The Canadian rapper DRAKE, release his fourth official studio album “Views” as an EXCLUSIVE on Apple Music’s streaming service and the iTunes Store, with the one off single “Hotline Bling’ added on as the final track.
The new release has 20 songs, including recent singles “Pop Style” and “One Dance” and guests such as pop star Rihanna and rapper Future. Last year, the Toronto rapper dropped the surprise releases “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” and “What a Time to Be Alive,” a collaboration with Future. He’s also featured on Rihanna’s smash single “Work.” But “Views” is considered his proper follow-up to 2013’s “Nothing Was the Same.” This week, Drake also announced a “Summer Sixteen” tour with Future, which starts July 20 in Austin, Texas, and finishes September 18 in Vancouver.
“Views” is expected to be a one-week exclusive for Apple Music and iTunes, after which it will become more broadly available. Drake discussed the new album with Zane Lowe for an hour Thursday night on Apple’s Beats 1.