Canadian actor and musician Drake (full name Aubrey Drake Graham) was born in 1986 in Toronto. His father played drums with a famous singer and pianist Jerry Lee Lewis, that is why Aubrey has been familiar with music since his very childhood. When Drake was five years old, his parents divorced, and he was raised by his mother, however Aubrey spent almost every summer with his father in Memphis.
Drake’s musical career started in 2006, when he released the first mixtape Room for Improvement. Everybody could check Drake’s creativity on his official myspace page, and in a year he issued the second work titled Comeback Season. In 2007 Drake was featured on BET channel with his single Replacement Girl. The young singer was noticed in no time, and later he collaborated with the famous rapper Lil' Wayne. The musicians recorded several songs, including Ransom, I Want This Forever and remix for Drake’s composition Brand New.
In 2009 Drake released his third official mixtape titled So Far Gone. Graham managed to get a reputation of a very talented singer in a short period of time, since his first works were issued. Thereby, So Far Gone received more than two thousands downloads in the first two hours of release. That record turned out to be successful and really called-for, so it went to the radio pretty soon. Later the EP So Far Gone appeared, including several songs from the mixtape, such as Best I Ever Had and Successful. After the release of So Far Gone Drake found himself in the higher league: he worked jointly with Jay-Z, Kanye West, Timbaland and other famous performers. The hit song Best I Ever Had was nominated for Grammy in Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo Performance. In 2009 Graham signed the contract with Young Money Entertainment and soon after that he went on a America's Most Wanted Tour with many famous rappers. In 2010 Drake won a Juno Award for his work So Far Gone in the nomination Rap Recording of the Year, which is extremely important for the young singer.
Drake’s debut studio album Thank Me Later was released in 2010. That record included collaborations with such famous rappers as Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne, and that proves the level and the quality of that album. The young artist made a reputation of creative and original musician, and his songs prove it very well.