Too Much (Drake song)

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"Too Much"
Single by Drake featuring Sampha
from the album Nothing Was the Same
ReleasedOctober 31, 2013 (2013-10-31)
GenreHip hop
Length4:21
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Drake singles chronology
"The Language"
(2013)
"Too Much"
(2013)
"Know Bout Me"
(2013)
Sampha singles chronology
"Hold On"
(2012)
"Too Much"
(2013)
"Temporary View"
(2014)

"Too Much" is a song by Canadian hip hop recording artist Drake from his third studio album Nothing Was the Same (2013). "Too Much" features vocals from English singer Sampha and contains samples from his track of the same name. The song was later released as the sixth overall single from Nothing Was the Same in the United Kingdom on December 9, 2013. Prior to its release, it was added to the playlists of UK radio stations BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1 on October 31, 2013, and November 25, 2013, respectively.

Critical reception[edit]

"Too Much" was met with generally positive reviews from music critics. David Amidon of PopMatters wrote that it was "hard... not to look at 'Too Much' as the brief return of the album we really want from Drake. This is the sort of song where everything comes together in such new, glimmering ways as to validate any claims Drake makes to shifting the game around on opener 'Tuscan Leather'."[1] Tim Sendra of AllMusic called "Too Much" a "brilliant combination of brag rap and quiet storm balladry."[2] Julia Leconte of Now praised its production as "beautiful."[3] Evan Rytlewski of The A.V. Club opined that the song "is beautiful in its achy simplicity."[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 90
UK Singles Chart[6] 86
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[7] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 64
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 23

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom[11] December 9, 2013 Contemporary hit radio Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amidon, David (October 4, 2013). "Drake: Nothing Was the Same (Take 2)". PopMatters. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  2. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Nothing Was the Same – Drake". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  3. ^ LeConte, Julia (October 24, 2013). "Drake: Nothing Was The Same (Universal)". Now. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  4. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (September 24, 2013). "Drake: Nothing Was The Same". The A.V. Club. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Drake Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  6. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart: CLUK Update 5.10.2013 (wk39)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  7. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  8. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  9. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "American single certifications – Drake – Too Much". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  11. ^ Lane, Daniel (December 9, 2013). "This week's new releases 09-12-2013". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 16, 2014.

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