Drake has scored his first-ever Grammy Award in the category of “Best Rap Album” for his critically acclaimed platinum-selling sophomore smash, Take Care [Cash Money Records] at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
It’s a testament to the November 2011 release’s immense staying power. Take Care was nominated amongst notable releases from Nas, Lupe Fiasco, and Rick Ross, and it still prevailed as the winner. Boasting singles such as “Marvin’s Room,” “HYFR,” featuring Lil Wayne and the title track “Take Care” featuring Rihanna, the album saw Drake maintain his status as one of hip-hop’s finest, while becoming a bona fide superstar in the process.
Upon receiving the award, he tweeted, “I just tore the sleeve off my Saint Laurent! Thank you all! I am so happy!”
However, he’s not stopping there. Gearing up to release his third anxiously awaited full-length studio album Drake released the music video for his brand new single, “Started from the Bottom.” The video was helmed by Director X and Drake himself and dropped on his official site—October’s Very Own—today as well as recently hitting iTunes and all digital retailers.
“Started from the Bottom” also quickly became the #1 most added song at Urban radio in major markets across the country. It’s immediately built an impressive launch pad for his third album out later this year.
Cash Money Records would like to congratulate Drake on this incredible achievement. He “Started from the Bottom”, and now he’s on top for good.