Drake is arguably the most popular artist in the industry right now. He was the first artist to log eight straight years on the Billboard Hot 100. With five studio albums, some have to be better than others...right? Only studio albums will be ranked, so mixtapes like "More Life" and "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" will be left off.
I'm sure many will disagree. Of course, songs like "God's Plan" and "Nice For What" were some of the biggest songs of the year. However, this list is based on albums as a whole. I feel like many of the songs on this album sounded similar, or were forgettable. Overall, I've felt that over the years. Drake has changed his sound to be something that will take off on the charts but dies out after a while. His mainstream sound has become a norm, and I guess I really do miss the old Drake.
Top Songs: "God's Plan," "Nice For What," and "I'm Upset"
This album was what I felt was the start of Drake's new sound. With "Hotline Bling" and "One Dance," Drake became a mainstream sensation — even more than he already was. He was popular, but now he is untouchable with his music becoming gospel and his lyrics becoming every Instagram caption on your feed. Personally, this album is where I felt I had disconnected from Drake, but I know many feel this is when Drake became the legend he is now.
Top Songs: "Hotline Bling," "One Dance," and "Controlla"
"Thank Me Later"
The album that started it all — the beginning of one of the most dominant artist risings of our generation — Drake's debut album "Thank Me Later" really started him off hot. Songs like "Over" and "Miss Me" helped launch Drake onto a pedestal and set him up for a very successful career. Along with his Young Money affiliation, this helped bring him onto the scene a lot quicker than many other artists, I'm sure having Lil Wayne promote you doesn't hurt.
Top Songs: "Over," "Show Me A Good Time," "Miss Me," "Fancy," and "Unforgettable"
This album is number one on a lot of lists for good reason. It hit home for many people. With a good balance of melody and hard cuts, many were able to get into their feels with "Hold On, We're Going Home" and then, realize who they were and get back on their bull with "All Me." This album was successful because every song was different, and almost every song was special. There aren't any songs to skip over, and "nothing sounded the same." Overall this album was an amazing listen and should be remembered for years to come.
Top Songs: "Hold On, We're Going Home," "All Me," "The Language," and "Started From the Bottom"
His only album that has won a Grammy. Every song on this album is special to someone, and each one was an anthem at some point. My homies still listen to "Marvin's Room" when things aren't going right with their girls. I could keep talking about individual songs, but every song on this album was good — not to mention that this album helped launch the career of The Weeknd. If you haven't listened in a while, I recommend going back and checking it out again. The perfect balance of party songs, sad melodies, and feel good tracks, and amazing features, I think "Take Care" rightfully deserves this number one spot.
Top Songs: The whole album