Today's episode of OVO Sound Radio is shaping to be a big one. Before sets from October's Firm (Drake + Oliver El-Khatib) and Virgil Abloh, Drake took to the airwaves to clear up some information: namely the release date for Views From The 6: April 29.
"It’s not a short ting." Drake said. "There’s a lot of music on there." Earlier this week, Drake shared several songs expected to be on Views: "One Dance" and "Pop Style," the latter featuring Kanye West and Jay Z.
Views From The 6 will be Drake's fourth studio album, the first since 2013's Nothing Was The Same.
Revisit our FADER story with Drake here.
Update, 4/9/2016, 8:32 p.m.: An Apple rep has confirmed to The FADER Views From The 6 will be an Apple Music exclusive.
Update (4/9 8:24 p.m.): An Apple rep has confirmed to the Fader Views From The Six will be an Apple Music exclusive.
Update, 4/12/2016, 8:10 a.m.: Buzzfeed reports that the album will only be exclusive to Apple for one week.
According to Buzzfeed, Apple will be only source for Views From The 6 for seven days. After that, it will hit other streaming services.
This is becoming increasingly common as streaming services use star power to pull in subscribers. Kanye West and Rihanna's albums were both exclusive to Tidal. Drake, however, has had a close relationship with Apple Music since the service's inception, and used it as a vehicle to debut major hits like "Hotline Bling" and the WATTBA album.