Meek Mill's feelings aside, 2015 was the year Drake killed the game. And for this rapper, the game is not to be taken lightly — Drake set out to win. Victory was had, as Drake headlined major festivals, racked up streams and album sales galore, resurged as a radio presence and became perhaps the most meme-able artist of all time.
After a quiet 2014 for Toronto's resident 6 God, Drake made sure to dole out more than enough material in 2015 to keep the Internet spinning in a perpetual Drizzy daze. The innumerable GIFs and parodies were enough to crown him king of Internet buzz, but Drake's mission was primarily musical: February's masterful If You're Reading This It's Too Late, a couple of impromptu diss tracks, and his hit single and video "Hotline Bling" all helped make him one of the year's most talked-about artists in the months leading up to the Adele takeover.
Figure in the Serena Williams romance rumors, a new Beats 1 show and that unforgettable Madonna kiss, and you've got a pretty impressive 12 months.