Hotline Bling” is a song by Canadian rapper Drake, which serves as the lead single from his fourth studio album Views(2016). While the song itself is only credited as a bonus track to the album it is present on all editions of the album.[1][2]

Music critics were complimentary about the presentation of Drake’s emotional side, as well as its production, but criticized its lyrics. A music video directed by Director X was released two months later; it subsequently gained popularity on YouTube and spawned several parodies. The song was included on several year-end critics’ polls.

“Hotline Bling” reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Drake’s highest-charting single in the United States (tying with “Best I Ever Had” in 2009), until “One Dance” reached #1 in 2016. “Hotline Bling” also reached number three in Canada and the United Kingdom. The song won the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song at the 2016 American Music Awards.[3] It also received two wins at the 2017 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance.[4

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