If you hear the name Aubrey Drake Graham, you might not know anything about him unless you are an uber fan. He is most widely known as Drake, a Canadian recording artist and actor. His stint in the music industry started when he signed a recording contract with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment. His first album called Thank Me Later (2010) was announced by Lil Wayne himself and it debuted at number one in Billboard 200.
What a great way to start right? But Drake has previous experience as he had been discovered for playing Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation not as a singer but as an actor. Still, those who have a superstar quality plus a great voice can do more.
His debut album has gone platinum and his hit single So Far Gone debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 Since then the album was certified gold by the RIAA with over 500,000 copies sold in the United States. After that he released his next studio album in 2011 called Take Care. In the future, Drake will be releasing an R&B mixtape and an album in collaboration with Lil Wayne. Both have always been postponed but fans are hopeful that it will be eventually finished.
He has worked with several popular and A-list R&B artists such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Kanye West, Eminem, Jay-Z, and Nicki Minaj. He has also written songs for other artists such as lyrics for Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx. He is also good at making remixes of the songs of other artists. He doesn’t forget to put his own identity to those songs which makes it as beautiful as the original.
Because of this talent, Drake has received numerous awards and has been nominated for several awards including the Grammys and won two Juno Awards in 2010 for Best New Artist, and Rap Recording of the Year. He was also ranked #2 on MTV’s Hottest MCs In The Game VII list in 2012.
Apart from his talent in singing, as previously stated he is also an actor. He appeared in lots of television series, his longest one being the Degrassi: The Next Generation, having stayed for 139 episodes. He also appeared at a few films and voiced Ethan at the Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.
Drake has announced in an interview while touring the UK for Take Care that he has just started to work on his third studio album. Meanwhile he will be touring all over the United States. Fans should watch out for his touring dates and cities and make sure that when he drops by, you wouldn’t miss. Get your Drake Tickets now at Ticket Center where you will find cheap concert tickets.