Drake helped Carson Daly say goodbye to the year 2011 and hello to 2012 on “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” Sunday night (Dec 31) in Times Square, New York City by performing songs from his new album “Take Care,” including “Make Me Proud,” “The Motto” and “Headlines.”

“It’s absolutely incredible. I’ve never really experienced anything like it,” said Drake, who was wearing his $5,000 (CND) OVO x Canada Goose jacket. “All these wonderful people and fans and music is in the air. It’s a new year, I’m excited for 2012.”

Also spotted in Times Square with Drake and Carson Daly were E! personality Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill.

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