Drake is a Canadian R&B recording artist, song writer and actor. Before his singing career, he played Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation from 2001- 2009. He started becoming noticed as a singer in 2006 when he initiated a series of mix tapes. A year later, he gained major exposure when his track “Replacement Girl” featuring Trey Songz was featured on BET’s 106 & Park program.
Over the next several months, several mix tapes and remixes popped up, and he gradually became one of the most talked about singers in the industry. Fortunately, he had support from known artists; Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z. He has worked with Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Eminem, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Rick Ros. He has not only recorded his own music, but Drake has also written for known artists Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx.