Drake

He got his start in show business as a teenager on a popular Canadian TV series, but Drake steadily transformed himself into a platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning rapper. Born Aubrey Drake Graham in 1986, he dropped out of high school in his native Toronto to portray Jimmy Brooks on 100 episodes of the teen drama <i>Degrassi: The Next Generation</i>. In 2006, he released the first of many mixtapes and signed with Young Money Entertainment three years later. First album <i>Thank Me Later</i>, featuring the singles "Over" and "Find Your Love," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2010. Drake reportedly popularized the phrase "YOLO" with the <i>Take Care</i> track "The Motto" in 2011. In early 2015, he surprised fans by dropping the unannounced album <i>If You're Reading This It's Too Late</i>.

Selected discography: Thank Me Later (2010), Take Care (2011), Nothing Was the Same (2013)
Related artists: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne
Further reading: 10 Best Drake Lyrics, Then + Now: The Cast of ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’, 10 Best Drake Songs

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