VIEWS is the fourth studio album by the OVO boss Drake. The album is set for release on April 29, 2016, by the labels OVO Sound, Young Money Entertainment, Republic Records and Boy Better Know. The album title was first reported in an article from Billboard, which was later confirmed by Drake on Twitter who also explained the meaning of “the 6″ as a reference to his home town, Toronto.
Drake released “Summer Sixteen” on January 30, 2016, as the lead single from Views from the 6. On April 5, 2016, Drake released two singles: “One Dance” featuring Wizkid and Kyla, and “Pop Style” featuring Kanye West and Jay Z (credited as the duo, called The Throne). On April 9, 2016, Drake announced the official album release date for VIEWS on April 29, 2016, via episode 19 on OVO Sound radio.
The album features guest appearances from Future, Wiz Kid, Popcaan, Rihanna, Pimp C, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Future and more. Production is handled by 40, Nineteen85, Cardo, Majid Jordan, Kanye West, Southside, Frank Dukes, Boi-1da and more.
Via Instagram, Drake wrote a sincere thank you to his best friend 40:
Before we do this I just wanna say thanks man. Thank you for the years you spent working with some of Toronto’s true legends honing your craft. Thanks you for dropping everything to work with me after we met and realized we had something special. Thank you for pushing yourself despite the fact you should be resting to achieve an end goal that we are both obsessed with. Thank you for listening to me vent and talking me off ledges. Thank you for talking me out of sending every good song I make to someone else . Thank you for reminding me that we set out to do something more than just have the biggest song in the club or the biggest song of the month. Thank you for building SOTA. Thank you for caring about the people in this city as much as I do. Thank you for a lifetime of hard work and surreal moments. This story would have gone a lot different without you. Thank you 40 (aka DB40 aka Cuarenta aka Bibber aka My brother). Text me when you are ready to start the next one @ovo40