Aubrey Drake Graham who records under the mononym Drake, is a Canadian recording artist, rapper, songwriter, and actor. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, and first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
He later rose to prominence as a rapper, releasing several mix tapes before signing to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment in June 2009. Drake has sold over 5 million albums worldwide.
His work has earned him a Grammy Award, three Juno Awards, six BET Awards, and holds several significant Billboard records. With twelve number-one singles, Drake has more than any other artist on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart.