Drake enlists Stevie Wonder's help for album
August 2nd, 2011
03:40 PM ET

Drake enlists Stevie Wonder's help for album

Drake's upcoming album is already making "Headlines": the artist revealed to MuchMusic over the weekend that icon Stevie Wonder had a hand in creating his soon-to-be-released "Take Care."

Drake calls the heralded singer a close friend, and said that he relied on Wonder to give him some feedback.

"He helped me out with a lot of the music, just came and sat with me...told me where I could add a couple things to make it more sonically appealing," the 24-year-old star said. "Not only that, but we actually are writing together, which is an incredible experience."

Fans got to see the two team up at the OVO Music Festival in Toronto this past weekend, as Drake brought Wonder along to perform with him.

"I...asked him to come by, and with no hesitation he hit me back like, 'I will be there,'" Drake said of setting up the gig. "He was supposed to do two songs and he did like six. It was incredible."

Drake's "Take Care" drops on October 24. Are you looking forward to it? What do you think of his latest singles?

Filed under: Celebrities • Music • Stevie Wonder

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  1. meko

    well done drake. you have to seperate yourself from this pop culture sound and get into your own style. Great hip hop artist..his style of lyrics are amazing but he has to get away from the lil wayne crew in order to reall make a mark

    August 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Starr

    I'm not a huge rap fan, but I suggest that people who dislike rap or hip hop not judge one artist based on their genre and vice versa. That would be like me saying I hate country because I'm not a fan of Taylor Swift. Also, if you are going to quote a lyric, please make sure the lyric is correct and in context. Kudos to Stevie Wonder for working with Drake. It isn't unusual for legends like him to work with new younger artists people. Respect the artist's craft; you don't have to like their work to do it.

    August 3, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. deez

    Drake is not a rapper, he sounds more like Dr seus .anybody can rhyme. But can you rhyme and still have a message?

    August 3, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jason

    "What am I gonna do? Oh yeah, I'm gone do me, I'm gone do me."

    That's a Drake rap.

    Hip-Hop died years ago. All the new rappers are clown shoes.

    August 3, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. gman72

    I love drakes coffee cake!

    August 3, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. Alex

    Wow hell yea I'm looking forward to it cant wait I really think that with stevie wonder riding shotgun on this drake is going to make a killing! 🙂

    August 3, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. rocky

    Drake is working, trying to solidify himself as a staying power in the current hiphop era. You should acknowledge the fact the kid went enlisted Mr. Wonder for his new album and learned from him. A sign of a student of music, progressing himself and not regressing.

    August 3, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. ayo

    Drake and steven wonder,perfect combination.Go Drake You the bomb.

    August 3, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
    • yavva

      Oh yeah, Drake is a bomb alright!! A bomb that dropped outa someones rear-end plus he STINKS!!

      August 3, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. Barnaby Jones

    Even Stevie Wonder cant help this idiot and is probably regretting even knowing this fool

    August 3, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  10. Garrett

    Drake is garbage...I guess Nick money can make u "hood rich" and famous

    August 3, 2011 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  11. David V

    I am a flamin butt pirate and I just love to plow the poop chute!! Any of u gay boyz wanna hook up and play hide the pickle? Let's get down and get bizzy!!

    August 3, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. David V

    Drake gets me really hard! 😉

    August 3, 2011 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. David V

    Drake really has amazing music

    August 3, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  14. Alma

    I'm not really a rap connoisseur, but Drake's pretty awesome. He's as good as they come, even better than most rappers out there today.

    August 3, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. Don JJ

    One of his songs might be about how Wayne makes him happy called "Blow Off My Dick Hard".

    August 3, 2011 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  16. will

    Drake is one of the most talented artist in the music industry today. To everyone that's using this as an oppotunity for negativity towards him or Stevie Wonder focus more on getting your own life out the tank.

    August 3, 2011 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  17. angiebarnes


    August 3, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Stevie Wonder

      For some reason when Im around Drake he always likes to pull down my pants and put his mouth on my tool.

      August 3, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  18. Calin

    I'm sorry but he is probably the worst rapper out there. I heard a few of his new songs and I literally took it off under a minute. His last cd was wack. He's now worse that he signed with Young Money. Not even stevie wonder can help him. Time for a me job

    August 3, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  19. shay~loveyhu

    Omq cant wait until iht come out

    August 3, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
    • tammy

      No doubt. You could use some of your welfare money to purchase the cd or just steal it. Isnt that what "you people" do?

      August 3, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  20. petsly2

    What's up with da new single HEADLINES ? I am not feeling it at all.

    August 3, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  21. Evel Knievel

    Another talentless idiot rapping about Kool-Aid and Newports.

    August 3, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  22. da Funkee 1

    @bloody butt.....u suck! Stevie Wonder is a national treasure. He doesn't have anything to prove. That man has more $ than u will EVER c n your pathetic life. He doesn't need to record he does it for The love of music. No he's not broke nor is his career in the can. He's set for life just off of Songs in the Key of life. Love you Stevie. Drake, wish u luck!

    August 3, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  23. bama baby

    FUCC IT IM ON ONE!!!!!!

    August 2, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Fresh22

    Wow. After reading these comments it's safe to say CNN isn't the place to follow hiphop. If you haven't heard "headlines" and don't care to, move on to the next article. Dude is killing it right now.

    August 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  25. nasnan

    oh drake, get back in your wheelchair...

    August 2, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Johnny

    This guy is butt ugly.

    August 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Bloody Butt

    Drake is pretty aweful at not just music but life as well. I haven't heard much about stevie wonder recently but he must either be broke or his career is in a urine soaked toilet.

    August 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Myk

    He stole Big Sean flow. That's why I give him a thumbs down.

    August 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  29. tickled

    Drake,sorta talented.He's like a bleached n watered-down version of T-Payne,pre-pubescent.Stevie could make crappy music turn into platinum bricks. Stevie,Always a class-act

    August 2, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Deborah

    Fu k Drake

    August 2, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  31. whiz man

    If you like hiphop Drake is on top of the list. And YMCMB

    August 2, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Drake is tha MAN


    August 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  33. LishaLish86

    I HONESTLY think that "TAKE CARE" will be a real laid back sort of song...Stevie Wonder is like an "ALL TIME GREATEST" so he's more of an "OL SKOOL" guy singing about love and devotion!!! Now Drake is more of a Triple Threat, 21st Century guy...he sings, acts and raps...I think it will be AWESOME ;o)

    August 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Cougar

    I would listen to an album of Drake humming or breathing. He is probably the most beautiful man I have ever seen and multi-talented. I have a poster of him hanging in my room and fall asleep staring at him every night. LOL

    August 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Drea

    Drake is a great lyricist. Have you ever sat and listened to his song "thank me now?" great song was great lyrics

    August 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  36. 1817

    @ the moment I can't recall his music - he is however a vary handsome guy.

    @ tracie's comment....ditto ; )

    August 2, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  37. fernace

    What luck this dude has! He's nowhere near the stratosphere of some1 like Wonder,but the super star comes out to play & have fun with the youngster! Drake has a long way to go, but I did like his 1st CD! It was different from the usual everybody seemed to be putting out!!

    August 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  38. whatchutalkinboutwillis

    Why do they use the word "drop" when their new CD comes out? what does it mean? somebody 'splain it to me please

    August 2, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Alex

    Childish Gambino is still better.

    August 2, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Hmm

    I can't help but see Drake as Jimmy Brooks (the character he played in Degrassi). I watched him grow up with the show and I just can't take him seriously...sorry Drake.

    August 2, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  41. paris

    I love drake. He's a wonderful artist. He flows like a river. I look forward to the new album.

    August 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Emelia Kanson

    Drake who? I don't know of him...

    August 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jessa

    This guy is just plain ugly..sorry!

    August 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Bonnie Blue

    I love you Drake

    August 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Uh Huh...

    @tracie I love you babygirl.

    August 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Uh Huh...

    Was that your comeback? Pathetic.

    August 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Uh Huh...

    So you're either a complete moron, or someone who still thinks preschool "doo doo" jokes are funny. Either way, you lose.

    August 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  48. itsamemario

    stevie can only make this boys music better. Im not a fan but congrats on collaborating with a real legend and not a self proclaimed one like lil wayne.
    BTW has anyone seen the youtube footage of lil wayne being punked by a whole convoy of REAL gangters in south cental L.A.? check it out for a laugh people, lil wayne actually goes fetal..

    August 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Truth

      Yeah, he gets punched by 40 Glocc and his crip homies in L.A. All these young money guys are wack

      August 2, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Truth

      My bad. I meant to say he got punked by 40 Glocc

      August 2, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seks

      The only reason they did that is cuz lil wayne and them are rich as f*$% and 40 glocc pockets are on looking small and they want some attention.

      August 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  49. GHK352

    Stevie Wonder probably has a real good sense of smell

    August 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Stephen

    That is just crazy. I will let Drake know to stay away from your crazy self.

    August 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Claudia

      Drake big music roots– his father used to play for Sly and the Family Stone , and he found his own style in music so I doubt he has to write about the degrading things you all like to think he writes about

      August 3, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
      • lonnie

        Stevie Wonder will regret helping this idiot drake. And being the offspring is from someone famous usually makes not difference.

        This "drake music" is ear splitting and reminds me of a group of people indiscriminantly farting.

        August 3, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |

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