Drake, "Thank Me Later" (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown)
Release Date: March 2010
Drake has already picked up two Grammy nominations, and he doesn't even have an album out yet. But the former child actor plans on changing that soon. His highly anticipated debut set features production from the likes of Omen and longtime collaborator Noah "40" Shebib. Guest features include Jay-Z, Kanye West and Young Money label chief Lil Wayne, and he hopes to team with Sade as well. Tracks lined up include "Shut It Down," featuring the Dream, which Drake describes as "a song for the non-famous woman to feel special and know that even though I'm up here and have the option to mingle with these 'upper echelon' women, sometimes I'd rather be with the girl from back home or a student or a girl that works at Walmart. It's an empowering song for all women." Another track that will make the cut is the album's intro, "Fireworks."