Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is usually a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He was created and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks for the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He later rose to prominence as being a rapper, releasing several mixtapes contracts to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.
Drake’s EP, So Far Gone (2009), spawned the successful single “Best I Ever Had”. His first studio album, Thank Me Later (2010), debuted at number one about the Billboard 200 and generated notable single “Find Your Love”. It was certified Platinum with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second album, Take Care (2011), is his most successful thus far, topping charts in the United States and Canada and producing the singles “Take Care”, “Make Me Proud” and “The Motto”, the last of because it’s credited for popularizing the trusted acronym YOLO. In promotion of his second album, Drake embarked about the worldwide Club Paradise Tour, which was crowned the most successful hip-hop tour of 2012, grossing over $42 million. His third studio album Nothing Was the Same was already released on September 24, 2013. It was supported because of the singles “Started in the Bottom” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home”.
Drake has sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide. His work has earned him a Grammy Award, three Juno Awards, six BET Awards, as well as set several significant Billboard records. With twelve number-one singles, Drake has greater than any other artist on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart. With ten number-one singles, actually is well liked has greater than any other rapper on Billboard ’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, passing Jay Z in August 2012. He is a couple of artists (one other being 50 Cent) to get simultaneously occupied the chart’s top three positions.
Drake, together with being a record producer in the pseudonym Champagne Papi, has additionally written songs for other artists, including Alicia Keys (“Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)”), Rita Ora (“R.I.P.”), Jamie Foxx and Trey Songz.