R&B Newcomer The Weeknd Gets Praises From Drake

Rapper Drake may be The Weeknd’s biggest fan. Confirming the R&B newcomer will play an sizeable role on his forthcoming album, Take Care, Drake insist he’s one of the “greatest.”

“He’s one of the greatest artists I’ve ever heard, and he’s on my album a lot,” Drake tells Billboard. “We really collaborated a lot on this album. Not only did he inspire me to get out there and try and sing better onstage, but he inspired me just writing-wise, music-wise, just to better my product.”

Drake continued: “I’m just proud, I’m proud of him. He works really hard. He’s just an incredible person. He’s become a really close friend to me.”

The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfay, caught the attention of millions after releasing his mixtape, House of Balloons, back in March (2011). The 21-year-old, also from Ontario, Canada has been able to capture fans attention with his diverse lyrical content and sultry voice on songs like “The Morning” and “Wicked Games.”

Listen to The Weeknd – House of Balloons Mixtape


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