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8am in Charlotte


Album For All The Dogs

“8am in Charlotte” is the seventeenth track from Canadian rapper, singer and songwriter Drake and his eighth studio album “For All The Dogs”, which was released in October 2023 through OVO and Republic Records. The song is a continuance of Drake’s “[timestamp] in [city]” series of tracks, one he has been creating for many years.

The hip-hop track sees Drake chat about his usual themes of wealth, fame, and people being jealous of his success and popularity, as well as thanking God for all he has. The song samples “A Faithful Spirit”, written by L. Santi and Nichol Eskridge.

The music video premiered on the 6th October 2023 through Drake’s official YouTube channel, and features his son Adonis and Drake’s team, while Drake raps the song. In one month, the video had received over 5.3 million views.

Read the lyrics to “8am in Charlotte” here.

*All information accurate at the time of publishing (10th November 2023).

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Release Date

6th October 2023


A. Graham (Drake), D! Williams, J. Wool, L. Santi, M. Dragoi & N. Eskridge


Conductor Williams, Mario Luciano & Jason Wool


OCO & Republic

Chart Rankings

In the first month of its release, "8am in Charlotte" charted at: - #22 & #60 on various charts in Australia - #13 in Canada - #149 in France - #21 on the Billboard Global 200 - #65 in Lithuania - #30 in New Zealand - #57 in Portugal - #13 in South Africa - #13 in Sweden - #28 in the UK - #17 on the US Billboard Hot 100 - #13 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

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