Aubrey Drake Graham got his start playing Jimmy Brooks in the Canadian teenage phenomenon Degrassi: the Next Generation. As a musician, he has two studio albums and one EP since 2009. Drake has won two BET Awards for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Group in 2010, and has been nominated for nine Grammys and three MTV Video Music Awards. The 25-year old rapper and hip-hop artist signed with Lil Wayneâ€™s label, Young Money Entertainment in 2009, and has since found tremendous success with his solo work as well as alongside some of the hottest artists of the time.
In 2009, Drake released his EP â€œSo Far Gone.â€ The single, â€œBest I Ever Had,â€ was a huge success and the EP reached #6 on the Billboard 200 chart and was the fifth best-selling album of the year.
Drakeâ€™s debut album, Thank Me Later, came out in 2010 and reached #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart as well as on the Canadian Albums chart. Hit singles off of the album include â€œOverâ€ and â€œFind Your Love.â€ His follow-up album, Take Care, was released in 2011 and also hit #1 on the US and Canadian charts. Singles off of the album include the title track, â€œHeadlines,â€ and â€œMake Me Proud.â€
Drake performed on the 2010 Grammy Awards telecast and has toured with Lil Wayne. Some of those he has collaborated with include RIhanna, Eminem, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Jay-Z. In addition to recording, he has written music for Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx, as well as with Lil Wayne and Chris Brown.
This summer, Drake will go on tour starting on May 5 in Concord, CA. He will continue on across the US throughout the summer.