“Summer Sixteen” is a promotional street single from Canadian recording artist and rapper Drake. It is the first promotional single from the highly anticipated and the long awaited studio of his, Views from the 6.
The single, “Summer Sixteen” was released via social media networks (such as YouTube among many others) in early February 2016. The song premiered on OVO Sound Radio and was released for digital download on January 30, 2016. ‘Summer Sixteen’ was released on Drake’s official #Drake YouTube channel as a single on February 6th 2016.
It was produced by Noah “40” Shebib, Boi-1da, Cubeatz, Brian Bennett and The Winans. The track features two dynamically different productions much like a previous song from Drake, ‘0 to 100 / The Catch Up‘.
“Summer Sixteen” debuted at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 30, 2016, selling 215,000 downloads in its first week; these sales became the highest debut sales of Drake’s career.