Drake Honors Taylor Swift In Latest Track Red Button

BY JO Mensah November 17, 2023 9:13 PM EDT
Taylor Swift and Drake
Taylor Swift and Drake

Drake, in his song, ‘Red Button,’ took a moment to acknowledge the unparalleled influence of Taylor Swift.

The Canadian rapper gave a nod to the pop sensation in a couplet that echoes the sentiments of many in the music industry.

In the lines, “Taylor Swift the only person that I ever rated, only one that could make me drop the album just a little later,” Drake admitted Swift’s profound impact on his artistic decisions.

The reference is a subtle yet profound acknowledgement of Swift’s ability to dominate the music scene, even influencing the release schedule of other acclaimed artists.

The lines in question allude to Drake delaying the drop of his latest album, ‘For The Dawgs,’ allowing Taylor Swift’s momentous ‘Taylor’s Version’ to take center stage. Drake, who is known for his strategic approach to the music business, recognized that releasing his project simultaneously with Swift’s could risk being overshadowed by the monumental wave of Taylor’s reimagined classics.

This public acknowledgement of Swift’s influence on Drake’s decision-making process shows the mutual respect that exists among artists at the pinnacle of their careers. Drake’s ‘Red Button’ lyrics highlight the strategic maneuvers artists employ to navigate the ever-evolving landscape.

‘Taylor’s Version’ has been nothing short of a triumph, with Swift’s dedicated fan base rallying behind the artist’s mission to reclaim ownership of her early catalog. The re-recorded classics have resonated with long-time Swift enthusiasts and attracted a new generation of listeners.

As of the latest Billboard rankings, ‘Taylor’s Version’ holds firm positions across multiple charts, including the Billboard 200, where it continues to reign supreme.

Drake’s album dominates charts

Meanwhile, Drakes latest album, For All The Dogs, has struck a harmonious chord with fans.

The album has climbed to the top of the charts, selling over 1,000,000 units in the United States within its first week of release.

Released on October 6, 2023, For All The Dogs, which Drake’s 13th studio venture, swiftly ascended to the number one spot on the coveted Billboard 200 chart by October 21, 2023.