But one collaborator still eludes him. Drake named British singer Sade as one of the artists he hoped to work with on his forthcoming debut, Thank Me Later.
Sade, however, who recently released her 10th album, Soldier of Love, after a decade-long haitus, isn't planning to take Drake up on his offer anytime soon.
"I don't think they have contacted me," Sade, 51, told Canada's National Post. "I've never collaborated because I've always avoided working outside my safety zone — I can be exactly who I am and can fail or succeed within the moment. I feel safe working like I do. I wouldn't want to work in a situation where I am expected to deliver, because I think I wouldn't deliver."
Drake's Thank Me Later is now tentatively slated for a March release with appearances in the works from Andre 3000, Eminem and Jay-Z, among others. The Young Money MC will also headline 25 cities on his Away From Home Tour, beginning April 6, where he will be implementing an eco-friendly policy throughout the run. The tour will stop at 15 college campuses along the way, including Penn State, Michigan State and University of Central Florida.