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Rapper Drake performs at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Oct. 24, 2013.DEBORAH BAIC/The Globe and Mail

Drake was featured on Beyoncé's surprise album – and now he's taking a page from her book.

The Grammy-winning rapper released a new album called If You're Reading This It's Too Late early Friday morning on iTunes. It includes 17 tracks and features Lil Wayne, Travi$ Scott and PARTYNEXTDOOR.

The release comes more than a year after Beyoncé released her self-titled album on iTunes without announcing it. Others have dropped albums in surprise form, from alternative rapper Kid Cudi to Australian rockers Wolfmother to rap group G Unit.

Drake's last album was 2013's Nothing Was the Same, his third studio album. It sold more than 650,000 units in its debut week.

Drake's hits include Started from the Bottom, Take Care and Best I Ever Had.

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