He has many friends in his industry, although Drake claims that’s not the case in Certified Lover Boy. One of them is the one with British R&B and pop singer Adele.
In a recent interview with CBC Radio, Adele talked about the 6 Gods and how she understands what it means to be a superstar in the industry. Both are the last of a dying generation, according to Adele.
“We are a dying breed,” she said about herself and Drake. “There was like 10 of us. You know, I don’t think there’ll ever be that many of us again at the top doing it the way we were doing it. We came out before streaming. We came out before all the social media frenzies of, like, you know, ‘You’ve got five seconds to entertain; otherwise, get the fuck out.’ We existed in the old school.”
Adele explained that her friendship with Drake was vital because it was one of the best things her career has given her. She has made it very clear that she values that and truly loves Drake.
“I can say something to him, and he won’t judge me for it, you know? So to have access to someone that’s in the same position as [me] is, like one of the biggest gifts of my entire career,” she added. Adele also said she doesn’t go around asking people’s opinions on her music, so her opinion matters.
“I played it to Drake last year when he was in town,” she said in an interview with Capital Breakfast. “And I was like, ‘Is this what people want, or not want?’ And she said, ‘Absolutely,’ but that’s it really.’
“Drake’s obviously incredible and amazing as well as being my mate, but I don’t send it around to various people being like, ‘Can I get your thoughts on this?’”
According to Adele MRC Data, 30 has earned more than 660,000 album-equivalent units in the US as of its opening weekend, of which more than 560,000 are derived from traditional album sales. When it comes to weekly units earned, 30 beats Drake’s first week of Certified Lover Boy, which takes 613,000 units earned in its first week. She is expected to earn 800-850K equivalent album units in the first week of 30, according to HITS Daily Double.
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