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Drake

Drake is a Grammy award winning Canadian rapper and singer signed to Young Money/Universal Motown. Drake shot toglobal fameuponthe 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 featuredcollaborationswithTrey Songz, Lupe Fiasco and Nikelus F and marked the beginning of a long-time partnership with Canadianproducer boi-1da. The mixtapesoldaround 6,000 copies in the year of its release.

Comeback Season, Drake’s second offi ...read more

Drake is a Grammy award winning Canadian rapper and singer signed to Young Money/Universal Motown. Drake shot toglobal fameuponthe 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 featuredcollaborationswithTrey Songz, Lupe Fiasco and Nikelus F and marked the beginning of a long-time partnership with Canadianproducer boi-1da. The mixtapesoldaround 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 Dweleare featuredonthe mixtape. The track "Man of the Year" signified the start of a close affiliation between Drake and Lil’Wayne’s recording label YoungMoneyEntertainment.

In 2009, Drake released his highly anticipated third mixtape So Far Gone to critical acclaim and commercial success. Itslead single,BestI Ever Had, peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has since been certified double platinum by the RIAA. The rapper eventuallysigned adeal with Young Money Entertainment in the summer of 2009 and released an official EPversion of the mixtape soon after. The EPeventuallyreceived 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 debutedat #1 ontheBillboard Album Chart and has since been certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales of approximately 1,100,000copies in the US to date.Itproduced 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 November15th 2011.Take Care features an atmospheric sound that is characterized by low-key musical elements andincorporates 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,andDrake's trademark sung/rapped vocals. The album debuted at number one onthe US Billboard 200 chart, selling 631,000 copies in itsfirstweek. By April 7, 2013, it had sold 2,003,000 copies, according toNielsen SoundScan.

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

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LPs
Views
2016

2.6
541 Votes
Nothing Was the Same
09/24/2013

3.3
876 Votes
Take Care
2011

3.5
1,118 Votes
Thank Me Later
2010

2.7
809 Votes
EPs
6 God
2014

2.7
72 Votes
So Far Gone EP
2009

3.2
235 Votes
Compilations
More Life
2017

2.7
242 Votes
If You're Reading This It's Too Late
2015

3.5
638 Votes
So Far Gone
2008

3.3
250 Votes
Comeback Season
2007

2.9
81 Votes
Room for Improvement
2006

2.6
34 Votes

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