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Aubrey Drake Graham born on October 24, 1986, who records under the mononym Drake, is a Canadian recording artist and actor. He originally became known for playing character Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Graham continued to recognize a close affiliation with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, before officially signing with the record label in June 2009. In November 2009, Lil Wayne released a statement announcing that Drake’s first studio album, Thank Me Later, had been completed; the album was released on June 15, 2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Graham has worked with several other hip-hop artist such as Lil Wayne, Jeezy, Kanye West, Eminem, and Jay-Z. With the success of his mixtape turned EP So Far Gone, Graham has been nominated for several awards including the Grammys; even being selected to perform at the 2010 Grammy awards. Graham also won several awards, including two Juno Awards in 2010 for Best New Artist, and Rap Recording of the Year.

Drake Bio

In February 2006, Graham released his first mixtape Room for Improvement. It was made available via his website and official MySpace page. In 2007, he released another mixtape, Comeback Season, spawning a single and a music video for “Replacement Girl” featuring Trey Songz. Also in 2007, Graham became the first unsigned Canadian rapper to have his music video featured on BET when his first single, “Replacement Girl” was featured as the “New Joint of the Day” on April 30, 2007. It also contained a freestyle over a song with Lil Wayne, a remix of “Man of the Year” originally by Brisco and Flo Rida. In 2008, Lil Wayne was given some of Drake’s music from Rap-A-Lot founder, J. Prince’s son, Jas Prince, and he immediately called Graham to invite him to fly to Houston  and tour with him. Graham and Wayne recorded a couple of songs during this time, including “Ransom”, the original version of “I Want This Forever”, and the remix to Drake’s song, “Brand New”. Though now part of Lil Wayne’s crew, Young Money, Drake was not signed.

Graham planned to release his official debut album, Thank Me Later, in late 2009, but the album’s release date was postponed, first to March 2010, then May 25, 2010. Universal Motown then stated the album had been pushed back three weeks for a June 15, 2010 release. The album has confirmed collaborations with the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. On March 9, 2010, Graham released the first single from his Thank Me Later album, also known as “Over”. It reached No. 14 on the Hot 100. On March 12, 2010, a version of K’naan’s “Wavin’ Flag” recorded by a collective of Canadian musicians known as Young Artists for Haiti was released. Graham is featured in the song, performing a solo verse near the end of the song. On April 29, 2010, it was announced that Graham had finished Thank Me Later. According to reports, Graham announced the completion of the album to a crowd during his April 26, 2010, show at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. His camp has since confirmed that Drake was finished with the final track to the album and the next single from the album would be titled “Find Your Love”. “Find Your Love” was released as the second single on May 5, 2010, and has become the most successful single from the album, as it has reached No. 8 on the Hot 100, becoming the most successful single from the album to date. On June 15, 25,000 fans gathered at New York’s South Street Seaport for a free concert by Drake and Hanson. A near riot ensued after police canceled the show due to over-flowing crowds.

The album, Thank Me Later, was finally released on June 15, 2010. Drake collaborated with artists such as Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, T.I. and Lil Wayne to create the album. The record sold 447,000 records in its first week, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and becoming his first release to do so. Due to his first week sales, Graham had sold the most records for any hip hop artist in one week in 2010, until Eminem easily passed that mark a week later.

Drake hosted the first annual Ovo (October’s Very Own) Festival. In that festival he brang out the VIP list of rap stars including: Jay-Z, Eminem, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Bun B and Fabolous.

Drake twitter

  • http://twitter.com/drakkardnoir/

Drake facebook fan page

  1. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Drake/66769093129
  2. http://www.facebook.com/Drake#!/Drake?v=wall

Drake myspace

  • http://www.myspace.com/thisisdrake

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