Nice For What Drake



” Nice For What ” is a song recorded by Drake ( Aubrey Drake Graham ), the Grammy award-winning Canadian born singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the 32-years old music artist initially gained recognition as an actor on the American teen Drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. His debut single ” Nice for What ”, released on the 6th April 2018 as the second single from his latest Album, Scorpion. The album is yet to be released.
” Nice for What ” stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks. It is still trending on every social media platforms, reeling in 88000 downloads and 60.4 million streams in its debut.
It became the first song to make its debut at Number One on the Mainstream R&B/HipHop Chart and Drake’s fifth US Number One song and third as a leading musical artist. This record marked Drake’s record-extending 21st chart-topper on the hip-hop and RnB Charts and generated 220 million plays on Spotify
As a songwriter, Drake collaborated with many prominent artists like Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Post Malone and Eminem to name a few. His first debut album also won him the Best Rap Album in 2013 Grammy Awards.
The song was written along with with other songwriters, composers and artists such as Philip Price, Shane Lindstrom, Alan Bergman and Orville Hall.
Murda Beatz, who worked with him in the past, produced this record. The song contains musical samples of Lauren Hill’s song “Ex-Factor” (1988) and features additional vocals by Big Freedia which makes it a unique piece in comparison to Drake’s other records.
Revealing the backstory of the song creation in an interview with Elliot Wilson and Brian B.Dot for the Rap Radar podcast on Tidal, Murda Beatz claimed that it was randomly recorded within an hour while Drake and the platinum producer were listening to (NBA) 2K.
” Nice For What ” was released by record labels Young Money Cash/Money Republic through Drake’s YouTube channel, and there have been over 133 million views within a month. With a two to one climb, it topped the Rhythmic Songs Airplay Chart on May 26, 2018. The track reached the summit in its sixth week, with a 9 percent gain in plays according to Neilsen Music.
Karen Evans directed the music video, and it features actresses and prominent models engaged in different activities. It is critically acclaimed as a promotion for female empowerment. The song is three minutes and thirty seconds long whereas the official music video is four minutes and twenty-two seconds long.
The song is a tribute to high class, independent and self-respecting women in the society which resonates his previous track “ Fancy ” (2010). Drake rarely minces his lyrics in all of his records, so this song is straightforward, simple and has a predictable rhythm. The sound is easy to absorb and is classified as a low-key club banger rather than a trap record.

( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )

BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 1

UK Highest Chart Position: 1

Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 6, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 20, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 6, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 23, Denmark (Tracklisten) 3, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 13,France (SNEP) 28, Germany (Official German Charts) 9, Hungary (Single Top 40) 29, Ireland (IRMA) 2, Italy (FIMI) 53, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 6, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 5, Portugal (AFP) 7, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 10, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 13, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 62, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 4, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 7

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