On September 24th of the year 2013, Drake released Nothing Was The Same–the highly anticipated follow-up to his Grammy winning album Take Care. Today marks three years since the album released and like many Drake albums fans still bump it to this day. The album released a year after OVO Sound was founded and on the same year PARTYNEXTDOOR and Majid Jordan got signed. In fact, on the summer of 2013 PARTY’s first self-titled project released. The double-platinum record Hold On We’re Going Home (which was on NWTS) also dropped during summer of 2013. As we look back now PND and Majid Jordan have come far from an amazing mixtape (PARTYNEXTDOOR) and a first hit-record (Majid Jordan). Both artists now have an album a bigger following and are on their way to being some of the most recognized Canadian-made artists of our generation.
It’s safe to say that Drake was right when he announced Nothing Was The Same during June of 2013 nothing was going to be the same by that fall of 2013. A year after opening the doors of OVO Sound and months after announcing NWTS, OVO signs two talented artists from the city. By September 24 he released the fittingly titled album Nothing Was The Same. After The Weeknd signing to interscope and cutting ties with XO (don’t forget OVOXO was a thing eh!), eventually opening the doors as OVO Sound, then signing two talented local artists made the name perfect. Now three years summers later, there’s a growing music scene in Toronto, summer 16 has come to an end, and Majid Jordan and PARTY weren’t the only artists to release albums, so did the rest of OVO. The 5 artists that signed to OVO Sound from Drake to the latest duo they signed DVSN, all released albums. The best part about it is all 5 artists come from Toronto or the GTA.
Summer 16 is over. It’s officially been 3 years since Drake released his 3rd studio album, and nothing is the same as it was then for Drake, OVO Sound, or the 6ix (even the name isn’t the same).