When Adele dropped “Easy On Me” — the lead single from her upcoming fourth album 30 — she had one of her “best friends in the world” in her corner: Drake.
The superstar rapper took to his Instagram Story on Thursday (Oct. 14) to tell fans what they likely already knew: Adele had just released a new song, her first new music since 2015’s blockbuster 25 album.
“One of my best friends in the world just dropped a single,” Drake wrote with a smiley emoji, tagging Adele and finishing the message up with, “WOIIIIIII.”
Adele and Drake’s friendship has been well-documented over the past few years, with the British singer attending the rapper’s birthday party in 2019 and later sending him b-day wishes via Instagram: “Happy birthday to one of the kindest and funniest people I’ve met @champagnepapi.” She also told fans during her surprise Instagram Live session over this past weekend that Drake’s Certified Lover Boy is her favorite album of 2021. Maybe he’ll return the favor when 30 is released on Nov. 19.
Adele’s last three albums — 19, 21 and 25 — have all reached the top five on the Billboard 200, with the latter two hitting No. 1. Her last album, 25, spent a staggering 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and earned the album of the year Grammy, selling 3.38 million copies in its debut week — the biggest sales week for an album since MRC Data began tracking point-of-sale purchases in 1991.
See Drake’s Instagram Story post and listen to “Easy On Me” below:
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— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 14, 2021