For a small stretch of time, Drake and The Weeknd proved themselves to be a powerful songwriting team.
Drake and The Weeknd were recently spotted at the same party, which was enough for fans to pray for another collaboration between the two. For many, The Weeknd was introduced to the world through Drake, but the two artists helped one another in equal measure from the very beginning, and there's no better way to illustrate that than looking back at their past work together.
The Weeknd was a major presence on Drake's sophomore album Take Care, earning him song credits on 5 of the albums 17 songs. In a 2016 interview with Beats 1, Abel shed light on their mutually beneficial relationship at the time. “I gave up almost half of my album,” he said. “It’s hard. I will always be thankful—if it wasn’t for the light he shined on me, who knows where I’d be. And everything happens for a reason. You never know what I would say if this success wasn’t in front of me now.” Those tracks remain the majority of the collaborations between the two artists, but it's not quite the whole story.
Click through the galleries to revisit all of the music that came from Drake and The Weeknd's unfortunately brief collaborative period. Now that both artists are each independently bigger than they've ever been, is it time for them to join forces once again?