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Hotline Bling" is a song by Canadian Toronto-based rapper Drake, which serves as the lead single from his fourth studio album Views. While the song itself is only credited as a bonus track to the album it is present on all editions of the album.
Music critics were complimentary about the presentation of Drake's emotional side, as well as its production, but criticized its lyrical content. A Director X–directed music video for the song was also released. It subsequently gained popularity on YouTube and spawned several parodies of it. It has been included on several year-end critics' polls. "Hotline Bling" reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Drake's highest-charting single at the time in the United States (tying with "Best I Ever Had" in 2009). "Hotline Bling" also reached number three in Canada and the United Kingdom. It received a nomination for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards