Care Package (album)

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Care Package
Drake Care Package cover.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)
Recorded2010–2016
Genre
Length73:37
LabelOVO[2]
Producer
Drake chronology
The Best in the World Pack
(2019)
Care Package
(2019)

Care Package is the first compilation album by Canadian rapper, Drake. It was released on August 2, 2019 by OVO Sound.[3] The compilation consists of songs released between 2010 and 2016 that were initially unavailable for purchase or commercial streaming.[4] The compilation features guest appearances from J. Cole, Rick Ross, and James Fauntleroy and additional vocals by Sampha and Beyoncé.

Background and release[edit]

Care Package follows the re-release of Drake's mixtape So Far Gone onto streaming services in February 2019. On August 1, 2019, Drake announced the release of Care Package via Instagram. The release of Care Package will coincide with the start of Drake's ninth annual OVO Fest in Toronto.[5]

The songs on Care Package were released as promotional material for several albums throughout the years. The earliest tracks, "I Get Lonely" and "Paris Morton Music", were released in 2010 after the release of Drake's debut album Thank Me Later.[6][7][8] "Dreams Money Can Buy", "Trust Issues", "Club Paradise" and "Free Spirit" were released in 2011 before the release of Drake's second studio album, Take Care.[9][10][11] The songs "5AM in Toronto", "Girls Love Beyoncé" and "Jodeci Freestyle" were released in 2013 before the release of Drake's third studio album, Nothing Was the Same.[12][13] "The Motion" was included as a bonus track on the Best Buy exclusive physical deluxe edition and international edition for Nothing Was the Same.

"Draft Day" and “Days In The East” were released via October Very Own's SoundCloud in April 2014.[14] "Heat of the Moment" was leaked online alongside "How About Now" and "6 God" in 2014.[15] "How About Now" and "My Side" were included as bonus tracks on the physical edition to the mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late. "Can I" featuring vocals by Beyoncé was leaked online in 2015.[16] "4PM in Calabasas" was premiered on OVO Sound Radio in June 2016, and is the latest track recorded on the album.[17]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[18]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[19]
The Independent3/5 stars[20]
Pitchfork8.1/10[21]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[22]

Care Package received positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 77, based on 4 reviews.[18] Roisin O'Connor of The Independent noted the difference in lyrical content from the compiled songs and Drake's contemporary releases, as well as "a darker, moodier vibe running across the record in contrast to the scattered eclecticism of 2018’s Scorpion."[20]

Commercial performance[edit]

Care Package debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 109,000 album-equivalent units, of which 16,000 were album sales. This gave Drake his ninth US number-one album.[23] It was displaced by Slipknot's We Are Not Your Kind one week later.[24] The album also debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, earning 10,000 album-equivalent units and becoming Drake's ninth Canadian number-one album.[25]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal and YouTube Music.[26][27]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Dreams Money Can Buy"4:13
2."The Motion"
4:00
3."How Bout Now"3:55
4."Trust Issues"4:41
5."Days in the East"5:53
6."Draft Day"
  • Graham
  • Samuels
  • Charles Singleton
  • Joshua Scruggs
  • Lauryn Hill
4:26
7."4PM in Calabasas"4:00
8."5AM in Toronto"
  • Boi-1da
  • Vinylz
  • Ritter[a]
  • Seetharam[a]
3:25
9."I Get Lonely"
404:13
10."My Side"
  • Graham
  • Shebib
  • Noel Cadastre
  • Samuels
  • Brathwaite
  • 40
  • Cadastre
  • Boi-1da[a]
4:54
11."Jodeci Freestyle" (featuring J. Cole)4:14
12."Club Paradise"
  • Graham
  • Shebib
404:43
13."Free Spirit" (featuring Rick Ross)
404:12
14."Heat of the Moment"
405:43
15."Girls Love Beyoncé" (featuring James Fauntleroy)403:45
16."Paris Morton Music"J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League4:11
17."Can I"
  • Graham
  • Shebib
  • Knowles
  • J. Marr
403:09
Total length:73:37

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • "The Motion" features background vocals by Sampha
  • "Heat of the Moment" features uncredited vocals by PartyNextDoor[28]
  • "Girls Love Beyoncé" features background vocals by Wade O. Brown
  • "Can I" features additional vocals by Beyoncé

Samples

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[26]

  • Drake – lead vocals (all tracks)
  • J. Cole – featured vocals (track 11)
  • Rick Ross – featured vocals (track 13)
  • James Fauntleroy – featured vocals (track 15)
  • Sampha – background vocals (track 2), production (track 2)
  • Wade O. Brown – background vocals (track 15)
  • Beyoncé – additional vocals (track 17)
  • Adrian "X" Eccleston – guitar (track 4)
  • Noah "40" Shebib – production (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12–15, 17), co-production (track 11)
  • Boi-1da – production (tracks 3, 6, 8), co-production (track 10)
  • T-Minus – production (track 4)
  • PartyNextDoor – production (track 5)
  • Ducko McFli – production (track 6)
  • Syk Sense – production (track 6)
  • Vinylz – production (tracks 7, 8)
  • Frank Dukes – production (track 7)
  • Noel Cadastre – production (track 10)
  • Jordan Evans – co-production (track 3)
  • Allen Ritter – co-production (tracks 7, 8)
  • Nikhil Seetharam – co-production (track 8)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[38] 7
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[39] 48
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[40] 21
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[41] 67
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[25] 1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[42] 11
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[43] 8
French Albums (SNEP)[44] 54
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[45] 54
Irish Albums (IRMA)[46] 7
Italian Albums (FIMI)[47] 74
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[48] 13
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[49] 11
Scottish Albums (OCC)[50] 75
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[51] 53
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[52] 24
UK Albums (OCC)[53] 4
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[54] 1
US Billboard 200[55] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[56] 1

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