Drake’s OVO Sound label has had a busy year, with (almost) all its artists releasing new records. Here’s a current ranking of its roster.
PARTYNEXTDOOR, SEVEN DAYS
The Mississauga wizard’s gauzy R&B and evaporated melodies continue to make him Drake’s most important ghostwriter — er, protege.
dvsn, MORNING AFTER
On their sophomore album, the Toronto R&B duo explore heartbreak while channelling their inner Ginuwine.
MAJID JORDAN, THE SPACE BETWEEN
Their latest effort sees them refine the sun-baked pop of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (which, BTW, they wrote).
ROY WOOD$, NOCTURNAL
Despite improved songwriting here, the Brampton singer/mc mostly conforms to OVO’S typical brooding, synthy style.
OB O’BRIEN, N/A
The wisecracking beardo from Drake’s music videos has yet to prove he can do anything but roll the big homie’s weed.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
BEST DRAKE EVER HAD