Drake (full name Aubrey Drake Graham) was born on 24th October 1986 and is of Canadian descent.
Drake has risen through the ranks of hip-hop and rap fame via the social networking site, MySpace - releasing his mixtape ‘Room for Improvement’ in 2006 and then collaborating with hip-hop supremo, Lil Wayne in his third mixtape - So Far Gone, which proved highly successful, reaching number 6 in Billboard 200.
Drake has also achieved several accolades in a short space of time; getting a JUNO Award (Canadian artist award) in 2010 and voted MTV's Hottest Mixtape of The Year for ‘So Far Gone’. He has also appeared in a number of television programmes, notably Canadian teen drama flick: Degrassi: The Next Generation.
In 2010 popularity for Drake grew, with 25,000 fans vying to get their hands on him when he performed at a free concert for his album ‘Thank Me Later’. Drake went onto bring out his next outfit, ‘Take Care’ in 2011 with the single "Headlines" which reached 13 in Hot 100 chart.