"Make Me Proud" is a song by Canadian recording artist Drake, released as the third single from his second studio album, Take Care. The song features American-Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj. It was released as a digital download on October 16, 2011 and impacted rhythmic radio on October 25, 2011 in the U.S. On March 27, 2012, Make Me Proud received platinum certification by the RIAA for US sales exceeding 1,000,000 copies becoming the fourth consecutive single from the album to do so.
On October 20, 2011, the song debuted at #97 on the Billboard Hot 100. In its second week, It peaked at #9 on the chart. With this jump from 97 - 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, Drake ties Akon's 88-spot blast (95-7) with "Smack That," featuring Eminem, five years ago for biggest vault ever by a male artist on the chart. Overall the leap of "Make Me Proud" is tied for the fourth largest jump of all-time on the chart. In its 15th week on the chart, the track climbed to the peak of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming Drake's 8th track to peak atop of that chart in his two and a half year career. "Make Me Proud" topped the Billboard Rap Singles chart, giving Drake the most number 1 rap singles of all time with 11.