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Make Me Proud
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Single by Drake
From the album Take Care
Features Nicki Minaj
Released October 16, 2011
Recorded 2011
Format Digital download
Genre Hip hop
Length: 3:40 (Digital album version)
3:36 (Physical album version)
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writers Aubrey Graham, Onika Maraj, Tyler Williams, Nikhil Seetharam, Noah Shebib
Producers T-Minus, Nikhil S.

"Make Me Proud" is a song by Canadian recording artist Drake from his second studio album Take Care, which features vocals from Nicki Minaj. The song is the second single of the album. It was written by Aubrey Graham, Onika Maraj, Tyler Williams, Nikhil Seetharam, and Noah Shebib, and it was produced by T-Minus, and Nikhil S.. It was released as a digital download on October 16, 2011 and impacted rhythmic radio on October 25, 2011 in the U.S.


Drake released "Make Me Proud" on his OVO blog on October 13, 2011 and earlier tweeted the song's title on September 25, 2011. The song premiered on Funk Master Flex's radio station Hot 97.

Live performances[]

It was performed for the first time on Saturday Night Live, which aired on October 15, 2011. Minaj has performed her verse on her debut concert tour, the Pink Friday Tour, as well as her Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour.

Chart performance[]

On October 20, 2011, the song debuted at #97 on the Billboard Hot 100. In its second week, It peaked at #9 on the chart. With this jump from 97 - 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, Drake ties Akon's 88-spot blast (95-7) with "Smack That," featuring Eminem, five years ago for biggest vault ever by a male artist on the chart. Overall the leap of "Make Me Proud" is tied for the fourth largest jump of all-time on the chart.In its 15th week on the chart, the track climbed to the peak of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming Drake's 8th track to peak atop of that chart in his two and a half year career. "Make Me Proud" topped the Billboard Rap Singles chart, giving Drake the most number 1 rap singles of all time with 11.

Release history[]

Region Date Format
United States October 16, 2011 Digital download
United Kingdom October 23, 2011 Digital Download
United States October 25, 2011 Rhythmic contemporary airplay
United States November 1, 2011 Urban contemporary airplay