Make Me Proud

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"Make Me Proud"
Single by Drake featuring Nicki Minaj
from the album Take Care
Released October 16, 2011 (2011-10-16)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length

3:40 (Digital album version)

3:36 (Physical album version)
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
Writer(s) Aubrey Graham, Onika Maraj, Tyler Williams, Nikhil Seetharam, Noah Shebib
Producer(s) T-Minus, Nikhil S.
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Drake singles chronology
"Tony Montana"
(2011)
"Make Me Proud"
(2011)
"Mr. Wrong"
(2011)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"You the Boss"
(2011)
"Make Me Proud "
(2011)
"Dance (A$$)"
(2011)

"Make Me Proud" is a song by Canadian recording artist Drake, released as the third single from his second studio album, Take Care, featuring 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.[1][2] 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.[citation needed]

Background[edit]

Drake released "Make Me Proud" on his OVO blog on October 13, 2011 and earlier tweeted the song's title on September 25, 2011.[3][4] The song premiered on Funk Master Flex's radio station Hot 97.[5]

Live performances[edit]

It was performed for the first time on Saturday Night Live, which aired on October 15, 2011 which also aired.[6] Minaj has performed her verse on her debut concert tour, the Pink Friday Tour, as well as her Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour.

Chart performance[edit]

On October 20, 2011, the song debuted at #97 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7] In its second week, It peaked at #9 on the chart.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] "Make Me Proud" topped the Billboard Rap Singles chart, giving Drake the most number 1 rap singles of all time with 11.

Track listing[edit]

Digital single[11]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Make Me Proud" (featuring Nicki Minaj) Aubrey Drake Graham, Onika Maraj, Tyler Williams, Nikhil Seetharam, Noah Shebib T-Minus, Nikhil S. 3:40

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States October 16, 2011 Digital download[1][12][13]
Canada
United Kingdom October 23, 2011 Digital Download[14]
United States October 25, 2011 Rhythmic contemporary airplay[2]
United States November 1, 2011 Urban contemporary airplay[15]

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Make Me Proud: Drake: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. October 15, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access Music Group. 
  3. ^ "Drake ~ Make Me Proud Feat. Nicki Minaj". October's Very Own. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tweet 117861083066273792". Twitter. September 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ Collins, Leah. "Drake Debuts Make Me Proud.". Calgary Herald. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "DRAKE AND NICKI MINAJ PERFORM ‘MAKE ME PROUD’ ON ‘SNL’ [VIDEO]". Rap-Up. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Adele's 'Someone Like You' Holds No. 1 on Hot 100 for Fifth Week; Rihanna, Drake on the Rise". billboard.biz. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 
  9. ^ "Adele No. 1 on Hot 100 as Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber Surge". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved October 26, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Chart Juice: Drake Stands 'Proud' Atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. January 27, 2012. 
  11. ^ "iTunes - Music - Make Me Proud (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Single by Drake". iTunes Store. October 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  12. ^ "iTunes - Music - Make Me Proud (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Single by Drake". iTunes Store Canada. October 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  13. ^ "Make Me Proud [Explicit]: Drake: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. October 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  14. ^ http://www.7digital.com/artist/drake/release/make-me-proud
  15. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access Music Group. 
  16. ^ [1] ARIA Report 1134. Retrieved 2012-04-06
  17. ^ "Drake Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Drake. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  18. ^ "Archive Chart" UK R&B Chart.
  19. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Drake Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Drake. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  21. ^ "Drake Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Drake. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  22. ^ "Drake Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Drake. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  23. ^ "American single certifications – Drake – Make Me Proud". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  24. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  25. ^ "Rap Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 

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