Writing splits on the album are still being finalized after its release -- but that's not uncommon in the music business.
When Drake's highly-anticipated sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy arrived Sept. 3, it came with a laundry list of features, interpolations and samples in its credits. Those included longtime collaborators like producer and engineer Noah "40" Shebib and OVO signee PARTYNEXTDOOR, as well as reappearances by old friends like former Young Money labelmates Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
But the album also included some more surprising guests. Due to a sample of Masego's "Navajo" on the album opener "Champagne Poetry," Drake shares writing and production credit with The Beatles' John Lennon and Paul McCartney. ("Navajo" samples a cover of the Beatles song "Michelle.") Right Said Fred is on there too, with the band's iconic "I'm Too Sexy" sampled and flipped into the album's Billboard Hot 100-topping, cheeky focus track "Way 2 Sexy," as well were *NSYNC and R. Kelly, who are both sampled in the song "TSU." (Shebib clarified in an Instagram post that R. Kelly is not a lyricist on "TSU" but that they "were forced to license" his song "Half on a Baby" in order to use a clip of OG Ron C talking as a sample in which an R. Kelly song plays faintly in the background.)