Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' album cover.
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If You’re Reading This — Check Out Our Ranking of Drake’s Best Album Covers!

Drake's dedication goes beyond the music — Drake takes his time when selecting the art for his albums and singles. Here are the Drake best covers of all time.


Apr. 29 2024, Published 8:53 p.m. ET

When it comes to cover photos, Drake’s album and single art stand out from the pack. The Canadian rapper is known to select headline-making photos for his music artwork, and his pick for the “Push Ups” single cover is no different.

Drake dropped the single on April 19, and the art features a shoe sticker – a reference to Kendrick Lamar’s feet. In the song, Drake takes a jab at the Big Steppers MC, poking fun at his shoe size.

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"How the f**k you big steppin' with a size 7 men's on? / This the bark with the bite, n***a, what's up?/I know my picture on the wall when y'all cook up/Extortion baby, whole career you been shook up,” Drake raps.

However, this is not the first time Drake has sparked a frenzy with his song covers. His catalog boasts not only chart-topping hits but also a diverse array of album covers that reflect his creative abilities.

Here is a ranking of his best album covers that have left an indelible mark on music and pop culture.

5. ‘If You're Reading This It's Too Late’ strayed away from traditional hip-hop cover designs.

Drake's 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' album cover
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With its cryptic title and minimalist cover art, If You're Reading This It's Too Late marked a departure from Drake's previous album covers. Featuring a simple handwritten message scrawled in black ink against a white background, the cover is mysterious and intriguing.

According to Genius, the art was designed by Jim Joe, an artist who previously worked with Kanye West and Virgil Abloh.

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4. The cover art for ‘Scorpion’ was simple and effective.

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Source: Cash Money Records

Drake's 'Scorpion' album cover.

For his double album Scorpion, Drake opted for a simple yet powerful cover that features a black-and-white headshot of the artist with a scorpion pendant dangling from his neck.

The minimalist design accentuates Drake's enigmatic persona. Some fans think that Scorpion was Drake’s “best album cover,” although the debate continues online.

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3. ‘Views’ paid homage to Drake’s hometown.

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Drake's album artwork for 'Views'.

As a love letter to his hometown of Toronto, Drake's Views album cover is a panoramic masterpiece that captures the essence of the city's skyline.

The CN Tower looms in the distance, symbolizing Drake's ascent to the top of the music industry. The image was shot by Toronto-based photographer Caitlin Cronenberg, who said she was “honored” to shoot the image for the GRAMMY-nominated album.

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2. ‘Take Care’ marked a moment in hip-hop history.

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Source: Cash Money Records

Drake's 'Take Care' album cover.

Standing at the summit of Drake's album covers is the artwork for Take Care. A striking juxtaposition of vulnerability and showiness, the cover features a photo of Drake sitting at a table wearing a massive gold owl chain. The project marked Drake’s ascension into hip-hop royalty, and the art reflected this accomplishment.

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1. The art for ‘Nothing Was the Same' was designed by an iconic artist.

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Source: OVO; Young Money; Cash Money; Republic

Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' album cover.

The album art for Nothing Was the Same has become one of the most popular art pieces in Drake’s discography.

The image portrays a young Drake opposite his present-day self, their faces merging seamlessly into one another. The visuals were created by Kadir Nelson, the artist behind Michael Jackson’s King of Pop cover art.

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