Drake was Apple Music's king this past year.
Though he didn't release any studio cuts during the latter half of 2017, Drake's More Life still stands out as one of the year's most popular records. Having already been confirmed as the artist with the most entries in Pandora's Most Thumbed Tracks of 2017, the Canadian icon is now taking home another end-of-year honor, this time from Apple Music.
According to a news update from the company itself, Drake's album/playlist that featured hit tracks like "Portland," "Fake Love," "Free Smoke" and others was their top LP release of the year in terms of audience popularity. Appearances from Kanye West, Quavo, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Giggs, Sampha, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and more helped bolster the 22-song collection and proved to be a worthy follow-up to his Grammy-nominated 2016 effort Views.
Drake premiered More Life on the March 18th episode of his immensely popular Beats 1 radio show, OVO Sound, before making it available publicly via downloading and streaming points of sale. It combined elements of afrobeat, reggae, dancehall and other genres alongside some typical hip-hop and R&B production, showcasing Drake as an artist who is willing to go beyond what most might consider his boundaries to craft some compelling, radio-ready music. All in all, it turned out to be yet another very strong year for Drizzy and his continued dominance of the music industry as a whole.
Listen to More Life below and make sure you carve out some time to peep our list of the year's hottest albums, highlighting some of our favorite projects from the past 12 months.