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Drake and Makonnen celebrate during the former's 2014 birthday party at Dave & Buster's in Times Square, New York. Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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When you realize your favorite new song was written and performed by ... AI

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Despite the churlishness, or maybe because of it, Drake sounds, for the first time in a long time, like he's actually enjoying rapping. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, at the 'Chanel Cruise 2017/2018 Collection' at Grand Palais on May 3, 2017 in Paris, France. The magazine is suing rappers Drake and 21 Savage for a violation of trademark rights. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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Drake and 21 Savage released an Instagram post on Oct. 30 promoting a fake Vogue magazine cover. Vogue's publisher Condé Nast is now suing both rappers for using the fake cover to promote their new album. Drake and 21 Savage/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Drake's latest No. 1 single, "Toosie Slide" shot up the charts thanks in large part to TikTok users. Prince Williams/WireImage hide caption

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The 'Genius Move' That Helped Drake's New Song Slide Into No. 1

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Rihanna performs with Pharrell Williams at her fifth annual Diamond Ball on Sept. 12, 2019. This January marks four years since her last full-length release. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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From Dixie Chicks To Rihanna: Our Music Predictions For 2020

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Drake performing at the 2015 OVO Festival at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, Canada. His now legendary beef that year with the rapper Meek Mill was waged over social media, fed in part by memes made by super fans or stans. George Pimentel/Getty Images hide caption

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The 2010s: Social Media And The Birth Of Stan Culture

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Drake reacts in the first half during Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. The rapper dropped new music in celebration of the Raptors championship win. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images hide caption

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Drake won the Best Rap Song Grammy for "God's Plan," which was the No. 1 song in America for 11 weeks in 2018. Speaking to his peers of the award, he said, "You don't need this." Emma McIntyre/Getty Images hide caption

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