Nothing Was the Same
Nothing Was the Same
Studio album by Drake


24 September 2013


2012-2013 at Noble Street Studios (Toronto, Ontario), Metalworks Studios (Mississauga, Ontario), The G.O Studio (Sante Clarita, California), The Yolo Estate (Hidden Hills, California), Fistcuffs Gym (Culver City, California), Jungle City Studios (New York, New York), Tree Sound Studios (Atlanta, Georgia) and 4220 Feng Shui Studios (Los Angeles, California)


Hip hop


59:24 (standard)
67:51 (deluxe)
71:52 (international deluxe)


OVO, Aspire, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic


Boi-1da, Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter (exec.), Detail, DJ Dahi, Oliver El-Khatib (exec.), Jordan Evans, Aubrey Drake Graham (exec.), Hudson Mohawke, Jake One, Key Wane, Majid Jordan, Mike Zombie, Nineteen85, J. Prince (exec.), Jas Prince (exec.), Allen Ritter, Sampha, Noah "40" Shebib (also exec.), Marvin "Hagler" Thomas, Vinylz, Bryan "Baby Birdman" Williams (exec.), Ronald "Slim" Williams (exec.)

Drake chronology


Take Care (2011)


If You're Reading This It's Too Late (2015)

Nothing Was the Same is the third studio album by Canadian artist Drake, released in 2013 on OVO Sound, Aspire Music Group, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records. Recording of the album began in 2012 and continued into 2013. Also serving as its executive producer, Drake enlisted collaborators including 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Jay Z and Jhené Aiko to make guest appearances on the album. Its production was primarily handled by Noah "40" Shebib, and other OVO Sound producers, such as Boi-1da, Mike Zombie and Majid Jordan, among others. 

Nothing Was the Same was supported by the six successful singles "Started from the Bottom", "Hold On, We're Going Home" featuring Majid Jordan, "All Me" featuring 2 Chainz and Big Sean, "Pound Cake" featuring Jay Z, and "The Language" and "Too Much". "Wu-Tang Forever" was also released prior to the album's release as a promotional single. 

Upon its release, Nothing Was the Same received generally positive reviews from critics. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 658,000 copies in its first week of release. It has since sold 1,624,000 copies in the United States.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Tuscan Leather" Drake Foster, Graham, Palman, Shebib, Thompson-Jenner Noah "40" Shebib 6:06
2. "Furthest Thing" Drake Eccleston, Graham, Palman, Shebib, Thomas Noah "40" Shebib, Marvin "Hagler" Thomas, Jake One (co.) 4:27
3. "Started from the Bottom" Drake Coleman, Graham, Shebib Mike Zombie, Noah "40" Shebib (add.) 2:54
4. "Wu-Tang Forever" Drake Baldursson, Bjoerklyn, Coles, Diggs, Graham, Hawkins, Hunter, Kodelutsch, Palman, Rose, Shebib, Woods Noah "40" Shebib 3:38
5. "Own It" Drake Fisher, Graham, Palman, Proctor, Shebib Detail, Noah "40" Shebib (add.) 4:12
6. "Worst Behavior" Drake Fisher, Graham, Natche, Palman DJ Dahi 4:30
7. "From Time" Drake, Jhené Aiko Beck, Chilombo, Graham, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib 5:22
8. "Hold On, We're Going Home" Drake, Majid Morgan Graham, Jefferies, Maskati, Shebib, Ullman Majid Jordan, Nineteen85, Noah "40" Shebib (co.) 3:48
9. "Connect" Drake Brichard, Graham, Palman, Samir, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib, Hudson Mohawke 4:56
10. "The Language" Drake Graham, Hernandez, Palman, Ritter, Samules, Williams Boi-1da, Allen Ritter (add.), Vinylz (add.) 3:44
11. "305 to My City" Drake, Detail Fisher, Graham, Proctor Detail 4:16
12. "Too Much" Drake Graham, Haynie, Jefferies, Sisay Nineteen85, Sampha 4:22
13. "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2" Drake, Jay Z Burnett, Carter, Coles, Diggs, Evans, Fisher, Graham, Grice, Hawkins, Hayes, Hunter, Jones, Palman, Porter, Proctor, Samules, Smith, Woods Boi-1da, Jordan Evans 7:14
Deluxe edition (bonus tracks)
14. "Come Thru" Drake Campbell, Graham, Palman, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib 3:56
15. "All Me" Drake, 2 Chainz, Big Sean Anderson, Charles, Epps, Graham, Palman, Weir, Willemetz, Yvaine Key Wane, Noah "40" Shebib (add.) 4:32
Physical deluxe edition and international edition bonus track
16. "The Motion" Drake Graham, Shebib, Sisay Sampha, Noah "40" Shebib 4:01
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