Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor Drake, real name Aubrey Drake Graham, has been an active musician since 2006. That year, he dropped his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement, shortly before ending his time as Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation. He released several more mixtapes – Comeback Season and So Far Gone – before signing to Young Money Entertainment in 2009.
Drake is known for his unique blend of rap, pop, and R&B, a sound that has gotten him multiple songs at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 throughout his career. He released his debut full-length studio album, Thank Me Later, in 2010, and hit number one on the US album charts immediately. Since then, the artist has been releasing hit after hit for over a decade.
He’s a prolific artist with six studio albums under his belt. He’s an entrepreneur with his own record label, OVO Sound, and he’s a social media influencer with over 95 million followers on the platform. There’s plenty to know about this industry titan, and we’ve got all the facts for you right here.