Drake releases Charged Up, a diss track aimed at Meek Mill. The track is in response to Mill’s recent comments, which accused Drake of using a ghostwriter for his songs. The song mostly consists of Drake freestyling over a subdued beat. While the song doesn’t address Mill by name, it is undoubtedly aimed at him:
Wow, I’m honored that you think this is staged / I’m flattered man, in fact I’m amazed / The perfect start to the summer man, this shit is a doozy / This sh*t is twistin’ the movie, but don’t jump to any conclusions / You boys aren’t getting’ any of your feelins on me / You should embrace it this could be one of our realest moments / OK, the flow’s startin’ to feel familiar, don’t it? / Must I remind you that Jimmy got twenty million on it.
Drake performs and closes at Coachella in his first performance as headliner of the three day festival. At 10:40, he opens his set with a monologue, while he smokes and drinks onstage. Madonna also makes an appearance, as she walks over and kisses him on the mouth. For more than an hour, he performs some of his biggest hits on the main stage. Drake ends the show:
I had a good time tonight.
Drake performs a medley of his hit songs including Hold On Were Going Home and Started from the bottom at the iHeart Radio Music festival promoting his album Take Care.
Drake performs Hold On Were Going Home during The Ellen Show to promote his album Nothing Was The Same.
Drake performs Hold On We’re Going Home and Started From The Bottom during the MTV Video Music Awards promoting his album Take Care.
Rihanna and Drake perform What’s My Name during the 2011 Grammy Awards show to promote Rihanna’s album Loud.
Drake performs Headlines during the American Music Awards to promote his album Take Care.
Drake, Lil Wayne, and Eminem perform Forever at the Grammy Awards from Eminem’s album Relapse.
The artist releases Un-thinkable (I’m Ready), featuring vocals from Drake, from The Element Of Freedom. Drake:
They reached out and she said she really wanted me to do something on her project. But she wanted me to do me, not do an Alicia Keys record. And man, she gave me one of the best studio experiences of my life.I came in there and instead of being like, ‘Here’s the beat, get to work,’ she was just like, ‘Play me your favorite songs and lets battle.’ It’s almost like the transition from [listening to] great music to making a song – like, no one even noticed it, because she started playing the keys and I just started writing the melodies.