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Drake

Drake is a Grammy award nominated Canadian rapper and singer signed to Young Money/Universal Motown. Drake shot to global fame upon the release of his critically acclaimed 2009 mixtape So Far Gone.

Drake’s music career began in 2006 with the release of his debut mixtape Room for Improvement. The tape featured collaborations with Trey Songz, Lupe Fiasco and Nikelus F and marked the beginning of a long-time partnership with Canadian producer boi-1da. The mixtape sold around 6,000 copies in the year of its release.

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Drake is a Grammy award nominated Canadian rapper and singer signed to Young Money/Universal Motown. Drake shot to global fame upon the release of his critically acclaimed 2009 mixtape So Far Gone.

Drake’s music career began in 2006 with the release of his debut mixtape Room for Improvement. The tape featured collaborations with Trey Songz, Lupe Fiasco and Nikelus F and marked the beginning of a long-time partnership with Canadian producer boi-1da. The mixtape sold around 6,000 copies in the year of its release.

Comeback Season, Drake’s second official mixtape, was released in 2007. Little Brother, Malice from Clipse and Dwele are featured on the mixtape. The track "Man of the Year" signified the start of a close affiliation between Drake and Lil’ Wayne’s recording label Young Money Entertainment.

In 2009, Drake released his highly anticipated third mixtape So Far Gone to critical acclaim and commercial success. Its lead single, Best I Ever Had, peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has since been certified double platinum by the RIAA. The rapper eventually signed a deal with Young Money Entertainment in the summer of 2009 and released an official EP version of the mixtape soon after. The EP eventually received Gold status for shipments of 500,000 units.

Drake's success continued into 2010 with the release of his major label debut album Thank Me Later. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Chart and has since been certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales of approximately 1,100,000 copies in the US to date. It produced three further singles which attained chart success; "Find Your Love", "Miss Me" and "Fancy".

Drake's second studio album, Take Care, was announced on November 17, 2010. It was officially released on November 15th 2011. Take Care features an atmospheric sound that is characterized by low-key musical elements and incorporates R&B, pop, and post-dubstep styles. The album has been noted by music writers for its minimalist R&B elements, existential subject matter, conflicted lyrics, and Drake's trademark sung/rapped vocals. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 631,000 copies in its first week. By April 7, 2013, it had sold 2,003,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Drake and producer Noah "40" Shebib formed a record label named OVO Sound in early 2012. The label signed its first artist, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and also signed producers Boi-1da, T-Minus, and Mike Zombie. When Drake accepted his Grammy for Take Care at the beginning of 2013 he also announced his next studio album would be called Nothing Was The Same and the first single would be "Started From the Bottom". The album was released on September 24, 2013 and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200. « hide

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LPs
Nothing Was the Same
09/24/2013

3.4
431 Votes
Take Care
2011

3.5
725 Votes
Thank Me Later
2010

2.7
597 Votes
EPs
So Far Gone
2009

3.2
179 Votes
Compilations
5 AM In Toronto
04/15/2013

3.2
12 Votes
Comeback Season
2008

3.1
45 Votes
So Far Gone
2008

3.3
177 Votes
Room for Improvement
2006

3.7
7 Votes

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