Make Me Proud

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"Make Me Proud"
Single by Drake featuring Nicki Minaj
from the album Take Care
ReleasedOctober 16, 2011 (2011-10-16)
FormatDigital download
StudioMetalworks Studios
  • 3:40 (Digital album version)
  • 3:36 (Physical album version)
  • Aubrey Graham
  • Anthony Palman
  • Onika Maraj
  • Tyler Williams
  • Nikhil Seetharam
  • Kenza Samir
  • Noah Shebib
Drake singles chronology
"Tony Montana"
"Make Me Proud"
"Mr. Wrong"
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"You the Boss"
"Make Me Proud"
"Dance (A$$)"

"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]


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.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

On October 20, 2011, the song debuted at number 97 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7] In its second week, it peaked at number nine 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. As of December 2014, "Make Me Proud" has sold 1.4 million copies in the United States.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single[12]
1."Make Me Proud" (featuring Nicki Minaj)Aubrey Graham, Onika Maraj, Tyler Williams, Nikhil Seetharam, Noah ShebibT-Minus, Nikhil S.3:40



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[22] Platinum 1,400,000[11]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States October 16, 2011 Digital download[1][23][24]
United Kingdom October 23, 2011 Digital Download[25]
United States October 25, 2011 Rhythmic contemporary airplay[2]
United States November 1, 2011 Urban contemporary airplay[26]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Make Me Proud: Drake: MP3 Downloads". October 15, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  2. ^ a b "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on October 19, 2011.
  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. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. 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. 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. ^ a b Trust, Gary (December 23, 2014). "Ask Billboard: Why Is There No R&B/Hip-Hop in the Hot 100's Top 10?". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "iTunes - Music - Make Me Proud (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Single by Drake". iTunes Store. October 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  13. ^ [1] ARIA Report 1134. Retrieved 2012-04-06
  14. ^ "Drake Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  15. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  18. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  19. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  20. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Retrieved 2012-12-17.
  21. ^ "Rap Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Retrieved 2012-12-17.
  22. ^ "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. 
  23. ^ "iTunes - Music - Make Me Proud (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Single by Drake". iTunes Store Canada. October 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  24. ^ "Make Me Proud [Explicit]: Drake: MP3 Downloads". October 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
  26. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on November 1, 2011.

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