Take Care is the second studio album by Canadian rapper Drake. It was released on November 15, 2011, by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records. Recording sessions took place from 2010 to 2011. Production on the album was primarily handled by frequent collaborator Noah "40" Shebib, alongside T-Minus, The Weeknd, Boi-1da, Just Blaze, Jamie xx, among others. Noted by music writers for its minimalist R&B elements, existential subject matter, conflicted lyrics, and Drake's alternately sung and rapped vocals. The album online leaked nine days before its scheduled release.
The album was promoted with eight singles—"Marvins Room", "Headlines", "Make Me Proud" featuring Nicki Minaj, "The Motto", "Take Care" featuring Rihanna, "HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)" featuring Lil Wayne, "Crew Love" featuring The Weeknd, and "Lord Knows" featuring Rick Ross. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 631,000 copies in its first week. As of August 2015, Take Care has sold 4,000,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Upon its release, Take Care received generally positive reviews from music critics, who commended its expansive production, emotional themes, and Drake's songwriting. It was included on year-end lists by several publications; including The New York Timesand Los Angeles Times, both of which ranked it at number one. Take Care also earned Drake a Grammy Award for the Best Rap Albumat the 2013 Grammy Awards.