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Drake
Birth name Aubrey Drake Graham
Born October 24, 1986 (1986-10-24) (age 23)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hip hop, R&B, pop
Occupations Actor, rapper, singer
Years active 2001–present (actor)
2005–present (musician)
Labels Young Money
Cash Money
Universal Motown
Website www.myspace.com/thisisdrake
.Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986)[1] is a Canadian actor and recording artist.^ Aubrey Drake Graham is a cute rapper, singer and actor from Canada.
  • Aubrey Drake Graham - poponthepop.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC poponthepop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aubrey Graham Links Sorted by: Top Rated + add 1 Aubrey Graham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian actor, rapper and singer.
  • Aubrey Graham - Zimbio 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: General]

^ Mini Biography: Aubrey was born October 24, 1986.
  • Aubrey Graham - Zimbio 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: General]

.He originally became known for playing character Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation.^ In 2001, Graham began his acting career, playing the role of Jimmy Brooks , the physically disabled character on Degrassi: The Next Generation .
  • Biography -- Aubrey Drake Graham | Yo Drake 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.yodrake.com [Source type: General]

^ He spent eight years playing Jimmy Brooks on TV's Degrassi: The Next Generation.
  • Aubrey Graham: from Degrassi to Drake - The Globe and Mail 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.theglobeandmail.com [Source type: General]

^ Graham is best known for playing wheel-chaired Jimmy Brooks on " Degrassi: The Next Generation ."
  • Rihanna spotted kissing hip-hopper Aubrey 'Drake' Graham - but he says they're just friends 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.nydailynews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As a rapper, he performs under the mononym Drake.^ As a rapper , he performs under the mononym Drake .
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^ Rapper Drake apologizes for BET performance .
  • The Savvy Sista: Rapper Drake apologizes for BET performance 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.the-savvy-sista.com [Source type: General]

^ As a rapper, he performs under the mononym Drake.
  • Aubrey Graham - Email, Address, Phone numbers, everything! 123people.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.123people.com [Source type: General]

[2] Drake continued to recognize a close affiliation with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment,[3] before officially signing with the record label in June 2009.[4] His first studio album, Thank Me Later, is expected to be released on the label sometime in 2010.
.At only the beginning of his musical career, Drake has already worked with hip-hop moguls Lil' Wayne, Birdman, Kanye West, Eminem, and Jay-Z.^ Lil Wayne - Work 16.
  • Rapper Drake 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He is working on a music career .
  • Aubrey Graham - Biography 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ I’ll rank Kanye second, then Drake, then Lil Wayne.
  • Drake – Forever Lyrics (Feat Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Eminem) : KillerHipHop.com 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.killerhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.With the success of his mixtape So Far Gone, Drake has earned and been nominated for several awards, including the Grammys.^ Drake track from the mixtape So Far Gone.

^ Drake landed atop the charts with singles off his mixtape So Far Gone (’dropped the mixtape that shit sounded like an album’), but really Drake is the product of deeper changes that have taken place in the music industry over recent years.
  • Drake Free MP3, Song Download, Lyrics, Music Videos 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC mog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From his humble beginnings as Jimmy Brooks on " Degrassi: The Next Generation ," Drizzy (born Aubrey Graham ) took the hip-hop world by storm, thanks to the success of his So Far Gone mixtape and subsequent...
  • Aubrey Graham, Musician and Actor - News - Evri 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

He performed at the 2010 Grammys.

Contents

Early life

.Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis; he is the nephew of musicians Larry Graham and Teenie Hodges.^ Aubrey currently lives in Toronto, Ontario .
  • Aubrey Graham :: General Info :: Biography :: TV Cast/Crew Credits :: Pictures 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.tvrage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aubrey Drake Graham is drakes full name.
  • Drake Music, Drake the rapper website, drake best i ever had 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.drakemusic.info [Source type: General]

^ Aubrey Graham aka Drake slideshow .
  • Aubrey Graham 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.listal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5][6] .Graham's father is an African American from Memphis, Tennessee, while Graham's mother, an educator, is a white Jewish Canadian.^ He comes from a mixed background- his father is African American from Tennessee and his mother is a white Jewish Canadian.

^ His father is African American (a native of Memphis, Tennessee) and his mother is a white Jewish Canadian.
  • Biography -- Aubrey Drake Graham | Yo Drake 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.yodrake.com [Source type: General]
  • Billy Bush: Artist Bio 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.billybushshow.com [Source type: General]

^ Graham's father is an African American from Memphis, Tennessee, while Graham's mother, an educator, is a white Jewish Canadian.
  • Myxer - Artist - Drake 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.myxer.com [Source type: General]

[7][8][9][10] .His parents divorced when he was five, and he was raised by his mother in Toronto's wealthy Forest Hill neighbourhood,[11] attending elementary school at Forest Hill Public School, and high school at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he began acting,[8] but did not graduate.^ Graham`s father is an African American from Memphis, Tennessee, while Graham`s mother, an educator, is a white Jewish Canadian.His parents divorced when he was five, and he was raised by his mother in Toronto`s wealthy Forest Hill neighbourhood, attending elementary school at Forest Hill Public School, and high school at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he began acting, but did not graduate.
  • Aubrey Graham - Dating, Gossip, News, Aubrey Graham Photos 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She was a 1974 graduate of Graham High School.

^ Bernice graduated from high school in 1922.

[12] .He also spent many summers with his father in Memphis, Tennessee.^ He also spent many summers with his father in Memphis.
  • Biography -- Aubrey Drake Graham | Yo Drake 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.yodrake.com [Source type: General]
  • Billy Bush: Artist Bio 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.billybushshow.com [Source type: General]

^ Sure, he summered in hardscrabble Memphis with his music-veteran father after his parents divorced when he was 5, but the school year was spent with his Jewish mother in Toronto's well-heeled Forest Hill.
  • Aubrey Graham: from Degrassi to Drake - The Globe and Mail 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.theglobeandmail.com [Source type: General]

^ His father is African American (a native of Memphis, Tennessee) and his mother is a white Jewish Canadian.
  • Biography -- Aubrey Drake Graham | Yo Drake 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.yodrake.com [Source type: General]
  • Billy Bush: Artist Bio 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.billybushshow.com [Source type: General]

Acting career

.In 2001, Graham began his acting career, playing the role of Jimmy Brooks, a character on Degrassi: The Next Generation.^ He spent eight years playing Jimmy Brooks on TV's Degrassi: The Next Generation.
  • Aubrey Graham: from Degrassi to Drake - The Globe and Mail 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.theglobeandmail.com [Source type: General]

^ Graham is best known for playing wheel-chaired Jimmy Brooks on " Degrassi: The Next Generation ."
  • Rihanna spotted kissing hip-hopper Aubrey 'Drake' Graham - but he says they're just friends 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.nydailynews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He is best known for playing Jimmy Brooks, the physically disabled character on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
  • Drake Lyrics 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.lyrics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the show, Brooks is a basketball star who became physically disabled after he was shot by a classmate.^ In the show, Brooks is a basketball star who became physically disabled after he was shot by a classmate.
  • Aubrey Graham - Zimbio 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: General]

^ He is best known for playing Jimmy Brooks, the basketball star that became physically disabled after he was shot by a classmate on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
  • Aubrey 'Drake' Graham - The Hollywood Gossip 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.thehollywoodgossip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of Drake's best friends is his old Degrassi co-star Shane Kippel who plays Spinner on the show!

.His role on the show ended in 2009, when his character graduated from Degrassi.^ Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham began his acting career in 2001 when he landed the role of Jimmy Brooks on the hit show “Degrassi: The Next Generation”.
  • Drake - Young Hollywood - Celebrities: Find Out Latest Celebrity News, Videos, Photos, Interviews and more... 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.younghollywood.com [Source type: General]

^ On the show "Degrassi", the character Jimmy is Drake Rogers [Singer of Best I Ever Had] But it says his name is Aubrey Graham.
  • Why is aubrey graham called drake rogers? - Yahoo! Answers 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

He appeared in 138 episodes. .He appeared in the 2008 television movie Degrassi Spring Break Movie.^ Drake has recently taken the leap from the small screen to his first starring movie role in SUPERHERO MOVIE , released in Spring 2008.
  • Drake Bell on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Degrassi Spring Break Movie (2008) .....
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^ Chet Walters Degrassi Spring Break Movie (2008) (TV) ....
  • Aubrey Graham 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Music career

Early beginnings (2006–08)

.In February 2006, Drake released his first mixtape Room for Improvement.^ Drake Interview February 2006 .
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^ In 2006, Drake has launched and promoted his first mixtape.

^ During that time, Drake started working on his music, releasing his first mixtape Room for Improvement in 2006.
  • Drake - Young Hollywood - Celebrities: Find Out Latest Celebrity News, Videos, Photos, Interviews and more... 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.younghollywood.com [Source type: General]

.It was made available via his website and official MySpace page.^ Earlier this month Jojo told fans via her myspace page that she will be attending Northeastern University and will continue to focus on her music career.

^ Since the new product is free to its clients and friends, all one needs to do to receive their copy is to make a request via the DRAKE website “ Contact ” page.
  • Drake & Associates, Ltd. - DRAKE News 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.drakehr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DrakeBell.com - Drake's Official Website Twitter.com - Drake's Official Twitter DrakeBellOnline.com - Drake's Official Boards MySpace.com - Drake's Official MySpace MySpace.com - Drake's Official Street Team IMDB.com - Drake's Official IMDB page TVGuide.com - Drake's TV Guide Page TVGuide.com - D&J's TV Guide Page StarPulse.com - Drake's StarPulse Page Drake Bell Music on Jango advertisement .
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.In 2007, he released another mixtape, Comeback Season, spawning a single and a music video for "Replacement Girl" featuring Trey Songz.^ Trey Songz [Friend] (Trey Songz feature on Auberys music video called "Replacement Girl".
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^ Trey Songz - Replacement Girl (03:57) .
  • Watch Youtube Music Videos, Artist Video Interviews, Live Sessions and Clips | - NME.COM 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The mixtape contains 17 tracks, featuring artists such as Trey Songz, Lil Wayne, Peter Bjorn & John, Lloyd, Lykke Li, Santogold, Bun B, and Omarion.
  • Aubrey Graham - SideReel 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Also in 2007, Drake became the first unsigned Canadian rapper to have his music video featured on BET when his first single, "Replacement Girl" was featured as the "New Joint of the Day" on April 30, 2007.[13] It also contained a freestyle over a song with Lil Wayne, a remix of "Man of the Year" originally by Brisco and Flo-Rida.^ Drake YouTube music videos .
  • Watch Youtube Music Videos, Artist Video Interviews, Live Sessions and Clips | - NME.COM 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MGMT & Ratatat are featured on the song and Drake and Consequence have cameos in the video.
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^ Trey Songz [Friend] (Trey Songz feature on Auberys music video called "Replacement Girl".
  • Aubrey Graham - Dating, Gossip, News, Aubrey Graham Photos 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 2008, Lil Wayne was given some of Drake's music from Rap-A-Lot founder, J. Prince's son and he immediately called Drake to invite him to fly to Houston and tour with him.^ More about: Jay-ZTV • music industry • rap music • Lil Wayne • Drake .
  • Drake Album 'Compulsively Listenable' - Arts & Living News Briefs | Newser 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

^ Drake Falls on tour with Lil’ Wayne .
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^ And it's working - MTV says that he's getting calls to work with Queen Latfah, Dr. Dre, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne .
  • Aubrey Graham Degrassi - Drake Hip-Hop - Seventeen.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.seventeen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Drake and Wayne recorded a couple of songs during this time, including "Ransom", the original version of "I Want This Forever", and the remix to Drake's song, "Brand New". Though now part of Lil Wayne's crew, Young Money, Drake was still not signed.^ He is affiliated with Young Money Entertainment, but he has officially signed with Atlantic Records.
  • Rapper Drake 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Drake’s verse’s on any song kills Lil Wayne’s.
  • Drake Talks Young Money, Kanye Comparisons & Ghostwriting | Complex Blog 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.complex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Brand New (Remix) lyrics .

So Far Gone and Thank Me Later (2009–present)

.On February 13, 2009, Drake released his third official mixtape, So Far Gone, for free download on his blog site which included Drake's mentor Lil Wayne, Bun B, Omarion, Lloyd and his friend, Trey Songz.^ Drizzy reached a deafening buzz in the last few months with the release of So Far Gone , his third mixtape featuring appearances from Lil Wayne, Bun B, Trey Songz and Lloyd, among others.
  • XXLmag.com - » UPDATE: Drake Not Signed To Universal Motown, Close To Inking Deal 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comment by dirtysouth on 13 February 2009 : .

^ So Far Gone lyrics [2009] .

.It received over 2,000 downloads in the first 2 hours of release.^ As the story goes, it caused a sensation in the underground, with more than 8,000 people downloading the music in its first two hours of release, although some blogger detractors dismissed it as " '808s and Heartbreak' lite" -- a swipe at a perceived sonic similarity to West's last album.
  • Drake: From teen TV star to rap royalty | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ As the story goes, it caused a sensation in the underground, with more than 8,000 people downloading the music in its first two hours of release.
  • What rhymes with patella? Rapper Drake and his trick knee | Brand X | Los Angeles Times 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.thisisbrandx.com [Source type: General]

.It was extremely successful in the underground and eventually made its way to radio.^ He made multiple stops on his way toward the tip of Africa, eventually rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and reached Sierra Leone by July 22, 1580.

.Due to the success of the mixtape's two singles, "Best I Ever Had" and "Successful", it was released as an EP featuring only five songs from the mix tape and one new song.^ He dropped two mixtapes and has one coming.
  • Drake the rapper from T Dot... - Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.insidehoops.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ His song "Best I Ever Had" is one of the hottest songs of the summer!

^ In June 2009, it was revealed that an unauthorized album entitled The Girls Love Drake, that featured songs from his mixtapes and credited to be an official Drake release, was up for sale on iTunes.
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  • Drake – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.MTV named it, "The Hottest Mixtape of 2009 (So Far)'.[14] Since So Far Gone, Drake worked with DJ Khaled, Young Money, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Mary J. Blige, Timbaland, Birdman, Trey Songz, and Jamie Foxx.^ Young Jeezy, Jay-Z, Kanye will be doing work on it.
  • Drake Talks Thank Me Later Collabs (Video) | 2dopeboyz 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC 2dopeboyz.okayplayer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Trey Songz – Give Ya 19.Drake – Don’t You Have A Man?
  • Drake – The Official Drake Mixtape 12 September 2009 7:57 UTC www.hiphopmusicdotcom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Usher, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross & Drake (Video) .
  • Drake Talks Thank Me Later Collabs (Video) | 2dopeboyz 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC 2dopeboyz.okayplayer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Drake has also written for Jazz Cartier, Bishop Brigante, and Dr. Dre.
.He achieved success before signing to a major record label, according to his management Hip Hop Since 1978.^ To be managed by Hip Hop Since 1978, it's a great family to be a part of.
  • Drake Talks Young Money, Kanye Comparisons & Ghostwriting | Complex Blog 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.complex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To be managed by Hip Hop Since 1978, it’s a great family to be a part of.
  • Drizzy Drake Talks Mixtapes, Label, Freshmen Top 10, Weezy and more - Hip Hop Board 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC hhboard.ihiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Drake continued to recognize a close affiliation with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment,[3] before officially signing with the record label in June 2009.
  • Aubrey Drake Graham - Email, Address, Phone numbers, everything! 123people.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.123people.com [Source type: General]
  • Aubrey Graham - Email, Address, Phone numbers, everything! 123people.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.123people.com [Source type: General]

[15] .In June 2009, it was revealed that an unauthorized album entitled The Girls Love Drake and credited to Drake was up for sale on iTunes.^ An unauthorized album, The Girls Love Drake, which features selections from Drake'...
  • Drake on Yahoo! Music 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In June 2009, it was revealed that an unauthorized album entitled The Girls Love Drake, that featured songs from his mixtapes and credited to be an official Drake release, was up for sale on iTunes.
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  • Drake – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Drake continued to recognize a close affiliation with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment,[3] before officially signing with the record label in June 2009.
  • Aubrey Drake Graham - Email, Address, Phone numbers, everything! 123people.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.123people.com [Source type: General]
  • Aubrey Graham - Email, Address, Phone numbers, everything! 123people.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.123people.com [Source type: General]

.A lawsuit is planned against the label.^ A lawsuit is planned against the Canadian label who uploaded the album and claimed they represented Drake.
  • Drake – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Branch also said that Drake plans to file a lawsuit against Canadian Money Entertainment, which he said isn't connected with Drake or Young Money, the Lil Wayne-owned label that Drake is affiliated with.
  • Toronto rapper Drake to sue over unauthorized album 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: General]

[16]
.On the Billboard Hot 100 chart of July 4, 2009, both "Best I Ever Had", and "Every Girl" by Young Money Entertainment entered the top ten at positions 3 and 10 respectively.^ July 19, 2009 at 10:50 AM .
  • Drake: From teen TV star to rap royalty | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ July 14th, 2009 13:10 .
  • Aubrey “Drake” Graham Is Rihanna’s New Boyfriend (Photos) | Bumpshack.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC bumpshack.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ July 19, 2009 at 10:27 AM .
  • Drake: From teen TV star to rap royalty | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

.Drake is only the second artist to have his first two top ten hits in the same week.^ The 22-year-old, who enters the Billboard Hot 100 chart for July 4 with two songs in the top-ten ("Best I Ever Had" at no.
  • Lil Wayne's Young Money label wins Drake bidding war: Is he worth it? | EW.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC music-mix.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The two instantly clicked and have been next to inseparable ever since, with Wayne even appearing on the last track of Drake's second mixtape Comeback Season .
  • Aubrey Graham Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ So I try to have as many of those lines as possible so that fans feel like Drake isn’t only one of my favorite artists, I feel like he’s one of my friends, he talks to me.
  • Drizzy Drake Talks Mixtapes, Label, Freshmen Top 10, Weezy and more - Hip Hop Board 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC hhboard.ihiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first was fellow Canadian Nelly Furtado who entered the top ten in 2001 with "I'm Like A Bird" the same week as Missy Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On", a remix of which included a credited contribution from Furtado.^ The 22-year-old, who enters the Billboard Hot 100 chart for July 4 with two songs in the top-ten ("Best I Ever Had" at no.
  • Lil Wayne's Young Money label wins Drake bidding war: Is he worth it? | EW.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC music-mix.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you consider someone who directs music videos for international superstar Nelly Furtado as a “local video dude” then yes, you are right… .
  • FEATURE: Drake’s Rise to Fame and Fortune « The FADER 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.thefader.com [Source type: General]

^ Looks like the changes made to the "jukebox" were successful; we didn't heard the same song twice all week.
  • graham mitchell - news January 2001 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC grahammitchell.com [Source type: General]

.On June 29, 2009, it was confirmed Drake signed a record deal with Young Money Entertainment.^ He is affiliated with Young Money Entertainment, but he has officially signed with Atlantic Records.
  • Rapper Drake 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Drake continued to recognize a close affiliation with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment,[3] before officially signing with the record label in June 2009.
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  • Aubrey Graham - Email, Address, Phone numbers, everything! 123people.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.123people.com [Source type: General]

^ Drake” as he’s called, is signed to Cash Money and Universal Motown Records.
  • Aubrey Drake Graham Is Rihanna Boyfriend? - Celebrity Gossip 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC showhype.com [Source type: General]

[17] .This followed what Billboard purported to be "one of the biggest bidding wars ever".[18] He planned to release his official debut album, Thank Me Later, in late 2009, but it is now slated for a March 2010 release.^ The track, titled “Light Up” was recorded for his 2010 debut album “Thank Me Later“.
  • Drizzy Drake | Aubrey Drake Graham | The #1 Fansite for Drizzy Drake Fans 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.drake-online.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thank Me Later lyrics [2009] .

^ His first studio album, Thank Me Later, is expected to be released on the label in 2010.
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  • Drake lyrics 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.lyricsmode.com [Source type: General]

[19] The album has confirmed collaborations with the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Danny![20] and Lil Wayne.[4] .Drake toured with Wayne and other rap artists on the America's Most Wanted Tour.^ Meanwhile, the America's Most Wanted tour continued over .
  • Rapper Drake to undergo surgery on injured knee 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: General]

^ "There were tracks produced for other artists that Drake rapped over that were not cleared.
  • Toronto rapper Drake to sue over unauthorized album 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: General]

^ This is pretty bad because Drake was already suffering from a severe leg injury, so the pain experienced ...After tearing his ACL weeks ago, Drake too a chance by appearing on Lil Wayne's America's Most Wanted tour.
  • Drake falls on stage / Zillow Blog 12 September 2009 7:57 UTC www.nwaitp.org [Source type: General]

.On July 31, 2009, Drake, who was performing on an already injured knee, fell on stage while performing "Best I Ever Had", with Lil Wayne in Camden, New Jersey.^ Drake - Best I Ever Had (Instrumental) who's better soulja boy or lil wayne?!?
  • Hip Hop & R&B [Archive] - Page 5 - Urban Music 2000 Forums - Music Community 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.urbanmusic2000.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Drake fell on stage Friday with Lil Wayne giving the jokes afterwards.
  • Drake Injured!: PHOTO - Lil Wayne Gossip 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Drake Falls Onstage, Re-Injures Knee - Lil Wayne Gossip 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ December 15th 2009 by Lil Wayne .
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[21] .Drake underwent surgery on September 8, 2009 for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.^ Pingback by Drake – Fear on 6 September 2009 : .

^ The song is also featured on Drake's "So Far Gone" mixtape available now for free download, the EP version will be sold in stores September 15th, 2009.
  • Video: Drake & Trey Songz - Successful 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.worldstarhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Recently, Drake fell on stage and injured his knee while performing "Best I Ever Had" with Lil Wayne in Camden, New Jersey, and will require surgery.
  • Aubrey Graham Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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He is currently undergoing rehabilitation and is able to walk.[22]
Drake also worked with Alicia Keys on her most recent album The Element of Freedom adding his vocals to the song "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)".
On March 4, 2010, Drake released the first single from his Thank Me Later album, known as "Over".[23]
.In March 2010 a track titled "Fall For Your Type" was recently leaked over the internet.^ Track your recent orders .
  • Amazon.com: drake 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ He is in the beginning stages of recording his major label debut, tentatively titled Thank Me Later, which is projected to be released March 2010.
  • Drake – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The track, titled “Light Up” was recorded for his 2010 debut album “Thank Me Later“.
  • Drizzy Drake | Aubrey Drake Graham | The #1 Fansite for Drizzy Drake Fans 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.drake-online.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are rumors circulating that this song will be featured on his Thank Me Later album.^ In June 2009, it was revealed that an unauthorized album entitled The Girls Love Drake, that featured songs from his mixtapes and credited to be an official Drake release, was up for sale on iTunes.
  • Drake – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Despite a knee injury, Drake continued to tour this summer with Lil Wayne and is set to release his debut album Thank Me Later later this year.

^ His first studio album, Thank Me Later, is expected to be released on the label sometime in 2010.
  • Aubrey Drake Graham - Email, Address, Phone numbers, everything! 123people.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.123people.com [Source type: General]
  • Aubrey Graham - Email, Address, Phone numbers, everything! 123people.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.123people.com [Source type: General]

It is also said it could be a reference track for the popular R&B artist, Jamie Fox.
.On March 12, 2010, a version of K'naan's "Wavin' Flag" recorded by a collective of Canadian musicians known as Young Artists for Haiti was released.^ He Sure is : Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian actor and recording artist.
  • Jimmy Aubrey - Ask.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A graduate of Wake Forest University, he loved to draw, fish, paint, build scale versions of boats and train sets, and collect old records and stamps.

^ Visit Drake Ringtones for the latest news and information about Canadian recording artist Drake .
  • Aubrey \'drake\' Graham // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalog 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Drake is featured in the song, performing a solo verse near the end of the song.^ In June 2009, it was revealed that an unauthorized album entitled The Girls Love Drake, that featured songs from his mixtapes and credited to be an official Drake release, was up for sale on iTunes.
  • WPEG2-FM - Drake 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.power98fm.com [Source type: General]
  • Drake – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In addition to his acting, Bell has a growing career as a musician, and co-wrote and performed the theme song to Drake & Josh, entitled "Found a Way".
  • Drake - Free Music, Drake Lyrics & Videos 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The song is also featured on Drake's "So Far Gone" mixtape available now for free download, the EP version will be sold in stores September 15th, 2009.
  • Video: Drake & Trey Songz - Successful 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.worldstarhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Personal life

.Drake is good friends with many of his Degrassi cast-mates, particularly Shane Kippel, who played his best friend Spinner Mason on the show.^ Bell is commonly associated with his real-life best friend Josh Peck, who co-starred with him in both The Amanda Show, with Amanda Bynes, and Drake & Josh.
  • Drake - Free Music, Drake Lyrics & Videos 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is the second major "adult" role for Peck who is best known for his Nickelodeon series "Drake and Josh," but who made a splash in the indie "The Wackness" last year.
  • Drake & Josh - Molly and Jake 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC mollyandjake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We're good guys, I'm friends with some real good people and for him to even text me after we got off the phone it just showed we have a conscience.
  • Drake Talks Young Money, Kanye Comparisons & Ghostwriting | Complex Blog 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.complex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 2008, Drake spoke about his past relationships on a song called "Deceiving" using each verse to address different women.^ Drake said he used jingles differently.
  • REELRADIO: About Bill Drake 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.reelradio.com [Source type: General]

^ DRAKE ROLL CALL 1999 - 2008 .
  • Drake Family Genealogy portal to lineages and links. 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.xroyvision.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On his song "Deceiving," he raps about his ex-girlfriend, Canadian R'n'B star Keshia Chante and has also been linked to Rihanna , after the two were spotted kissing in New York City.
  • Aubrey Graham Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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In Verse 1, he spoke about video-girl Dia Edwards. In Verse 3, he spoke about classmate Alisha Phillips.
.He then spoke about his past relationship with Keshia Chanté on the Verse 2 of his song "Deceiving", referencing Chanté's mother, Tessa,[24] stating "when I say I'm serious, you claim you're only teasing" and "What up Tessa?^ The stories you're talking about .
  • Sparta student Stephanie Graham Hull arraigned on felony charge for alleged bomb threat | Grand Rapids News - - MLive.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.mlive.com [Source type: General]

^ On his song "Deceiving," he raps about his ex-girlfriend, Canadian R'n'B star Keshia Chante and has also been linked to Rihanna , after the two were spotted kissing in New York City.
  • Aubrey Graham Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ With all of the recent rumors about romance in singer Rihanna’s life, friends are putting the relationship talk to an end, claiming that Rihanna is 100% single.

I love you like my own mama, and your daughters getting grown mama, and me, I'm just here working, waiting, patient for her to be ready for love and leave alone drama"[24]
.In May 2009, Drake finally spoke with MuchMusic about his song "Deceiving" and addressed speculation of his past relationship with Chanté, "Would I call Keshia Chante an ex?^ The song is also featured on Drake's "So Far Gone" mixtape available now for free download, the EP version will be sold in stores September 15th, 2009.
  • Video: Drake & Trey Songz - Successful 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.worldstarhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Drake has previously dated singer Keshia Chanté, and is rumoured to be seeing R&B sensation Rihanna though neither have confirmed or denied the relationship.
  • Drake – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In June 2009, it was revealed that an unauthorized album entitled The Girls Love Drake, that featured songs from his mixtapes and credited to be an official Drake release, was up for sale on iTunes.
  • Drake – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I'd be proud to say she is an ex. .I'm proud to say we had our time, when we were, like 16 years old.^ Of course, this time of year, we’re all thinking about giving, whether it be gifts to family and friends, donations to charities or our time for a good cause.
  • Drake & Company 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC blog.drakeco.com [Source type: General]

^ New Orleans Times-Picayune Aug 12, 09 5:43 AM CDT (Newser Summary) - New Orleans rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller has been found guilty of murdering a 16-year-old fan, the Times-Picayune reports.
  • rapper – News Stories About rapper - Page 1 | Newser 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

^ I don’t know how old she is but she makes me feel young in the pants like a 2 year old.

She's great. .She's one of the first people in the industry that I met, we just connected."^ It’s just so people know where it came from first.
  • Drake – Forever Lyrics (Feat Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Eminem) : KillerHipHop.com 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.killerhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ First I saw one of our fellows who had met ten Turks and had ten bayonet wounds.
  • Mons, ANZAC and Kut, by Aubrey Herbert. II: ANZAC 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC net.lib.byu.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Not trying to be sexist, that has just been my experience with people I know/have met.

[25]
.In June 2009, Drake did two remixes to Chante's song "Fallen" where he addresses his love for her, on Version 1 he raps "Keshia, Keshia, do you remember the old us?^ Genre: Hip Hop/RAP A Canadian rapper and actor, Drake, aka Aubrey Drake Graham, released his debut album, Thank Me Later in 2009.
  • Drake MP3 Real Ringtones 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.funtonia.com [Source type: General]

^ I don’t know if I’m just old school or you all just have short memories… but to call this kid Drake the best rapper alive… or even wayne is nuts!!!!!!!!!!!

^ Drake continued to recognize a close affiliation with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment,[3] before officially signing with the record label in June 2009.
  • Aubrey Drake Graham - Email, Address, Phone numbers, everything! 123people.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.123people.com [Source type: General]
  • Aubrey Graham - Email, Address, Phone numbers, everything! 123people.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.123people.com [Source type: General]

.They said we'd never be together that's what they told us.^ Would they still be together every second, or would Lindsay just slowly pull away from Samantha and remind the world that she had never said she was gay.

^ The next day the stage-driver and conductor told us they had seen a few of our cattle about twenty-five miles east of Aubrey.
  • Fort Aubrey by Louise Barry, Summer 1973 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.kancoll.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They never fired at him, because he said, "they admired me."
  • Mons, ANZAC and Kut, by Aubrey Herbert. II: ANZAC 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC net.lib.byu.edu [Source type: Original source]

Immature kids, to entrepreneur kids." then on .Version 2, he raps "you just hold it down for your boy until the plaques arrive, that's why I love you."^ I love you Drake (: I like your movies especially "superhero movie": D ..
  • Drake Bell on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DRAKE I love all your songs your movies I love everything about you and everything you are in .
  • Drake Bell on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I love him so all of you guys just shut up!
  • Notable Interviews | Interviews with a Punch » Aubrey “Drake” Graham 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.notableinterviews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.MuchMusic later asked Chanté on how she felt about Drake.^ I told Drake I was going to log into his Twitter and post about how awesome I was...
  • drake bell central | your first and #1 source for drake bell 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC drakecentral.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So, how then, has Aubrey Drake Graham already ascended the ranks of the rap game to become one of the most buzzed-about artists in the industry?
  • Aubrey Graham Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Aubrey Graham Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DB! Drake talks with MTVNews about “Thank Me Later” and the tentative collabo lineup!
  • Drake Talks Thank Me Later Collabs (Video) | 2dopeboyz 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC 2dopeboyz.okayplayer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She kept mum, later saying, "I will love that man unconditionally for the rest of my life.^ Says: July 16th, 2008 at 12:40 am Hey he is my man!
  • Notable Interviews | Interviews with a Punch » Aubrey “Drake” Graham 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.notableinterviews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DRAKE I love you more then life its self you mean the world to me you are my life DRAKE you are very special to me ill always love you now and forever til the day I die .
  • Drake Bell on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Baby girl hey drake everyone says dat they yo fan and they love u but my friends tell me im obsessed.
  • Aubrey Graham - Dating, Gossip, News, Aubrey Graham Photos 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He knows what it is. We have history. .I've known him since I was a little girl.^ I've been reading since I was little.
  • Tracey M's Profile - Shelfari 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shelfari.com [Source type: General]

^ I wrote all the hooks on every song I've done since I did “Replacement Girl” with Trey Songz in 2006.
  • Drake Talks Young Money, Kanye Comparisons & Ghostwriting | Complex Blog 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.complex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I wrote all the hooks on every song I’ve done since I did “Replacement Girl” with Trey Songz in 2006.
  • Drizzy Drake Talks Mixtapes, Label, Freshmen Top 10, Weezy and more - Hip Hop Board 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC hhboard.ihiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.We just have a love/hate relationship, so I prefer to love him from afar."^ We just formed the greatest relationship, and when I see him, it may sound weird, but it makes my day better, lights up my day when he walks in and I know I have scenes with him.
  • TheStarScoop.com: Interview With Aubrey Graham, November 2007 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.thestarscoop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'v followed him since he was on degrassi and now he's my favorite rapper and i used to hate rap music….i love him!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Drake the Degrassi Rapper: Pics, Videos, Links, News 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.buzzfeed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Online rumors swirled stating that Drake was in a relationship with Rihanna.^ Drake was also rumored to be in a relationship with Rihanna , though both denied it.
  • Drake Ringtones, Real Tones and Music Tunes for your Cell Phone - Flycell 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.flycell.com [Source type: General]

^ Rumors hit the internet about Rihanna and Aubrey "Drake" Graham making kissy face at the Lucky Strikes Lanes & Lounge the other night.
  • Aubrey “Drake” Graham Is Rihanna’s New Boyfriend (Photos) - Celebrity Gossip 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC showhype.com [Source type: General]
  • Rihanna And Aubrey Drake Graham Are Not Hooking Up - Socialite Life 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC socialitelife.celebuzz.com [Source type: General]

^ Gallery Info : Rihanna shopping in SoHo at the Intermix boutique Photos: WENN Website: wenn.com More: Aubrey Drake Graham , Intermix , Relationships , Rihanna , Rumor Mill , Shopping Share .
  • Rihanna And Aubrey Drake Graham Are Not Hooking Up - Socialite Life 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC socialitelife.celebuzz.com [Source type: General]

.Both parties denied that claim, with Drake stating "we're just good friends."^ Drake was also rumored to be in a relationship with Rihanna , though both denied it.
  • Drake Ringtones, Real Tones and Music Tunes for your Cell Phone - Flycell 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.flycell.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko , who is Drake’s good friend, tour hypeman, and co-blogger on October’s Very Own , posted this tweet….
  • Drake Injured!: PHOTO - Lil Wayne Gossip 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Drake Falls Onstage, Re-Injures Knee - Lil Wayne Gossip 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We’ve both just flown in from New York on different flights and link for an after-midnight dinner on the roof deck of an Italian restaurant in which Drake is a silent partner.
  • FEATURE: Drake’s Rise to Fame and Fortune « The FADER 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.thefader.com [Source type: General]

[26]
.Drake is a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats and a friend to head coach John Calipari.^ So I try to have as many of those lines as possible so that fans feel like Drake isn’t only one of my favorite artists, I feel like he’s one of my friends, he talks to me.
  • Drizzy Drake Talks Mixtapes, Label, Freshmen Top 10, Weezy and more - Hip Hop Board 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC hhboard.ihiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So I try to have as many of those lines as possible so that fans feel like Drake isn't only one of my favorite artists, I feel like he's one of my friends, he talks to me.
  • Drake Talks Young Money, Kanye Comparisons & Ghostwriting | Complex Blog 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.complex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Drake also read frequently from the Book of Martyrs by his friend John Foxe: the lessons must have wonderfully maintained the polemical ardor of the crew.
  • INTRODUCTION: Sir Francis Drake: A Pictorial Biography by Hans P. Kraus(RareBook and Special Collections Reading Room, Library of Congress) 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.loc.gov [Source type: Original source]

.On October 16, 2009, Drake made an appearance at the University of Kentucky men's basketball event, "Big Blue Madness" at Rupp Arena.^ October 16, 2009 .
  • http://www.fasken.com/Services/servicedetailmore.aspx?service=122&showmore=publications 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.fasken.com [Source type: Academic]

^ After a fierce bidding war, Drake signed with Universal Motown in late summer and released an EP (So Far Gone) made up of songs from his popular So Far Gone mixtape.
  • Amazon.com: Drake: MP3 Downloads 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ October 31st, 2009 7:52 pm when drake rapped: if i was at the club you know i ball’d, chemo… was he referencing spinner’s ball cancer on degrassi?
  • Drake – Forever Lyrics (Feat Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Eminem) : KillerHipHop.com 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.killerhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On January 2, 2009, Drake also attended Kentucky's game against the University of Louisville and accompanied Calipari to his post game radio show.^ Posted by Martyn Drake – December 13, 2009 T-Mobile UK is both equally wonderful and bloody annoying in equal measures.
  • Martyn Drake's Blog 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.drake.org.uk [Source type: General]

^ Posted by Martyn Drake – December 12, 2009 Alan Yengorytob?
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^ Posted by Martyn Drake – December 14, 2009 Sometime last week I mentioned I was heading down to BAFTA in London for a screening.
  • Martyn Drake's Blog 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.drake.org.uk [Source type: General]

[27]
.He is featured on Complex Magazine first issue of 2010. In the February-March issue he discusses his relationship with Lil Wayne, competition with new coming artist, getting inspired by ex-girlfriends, and the details on his debut Thank Me Later.^ Aubrey will be featured in the upcoming March issue of the ...

^ January 10th 2010 by Lil Wayne .
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^ November 2007 January 2008 February 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 November 2009 December 2009 January 2010 Advertising .

Discography

Studio albums
Collaboration albums
EPs
Official mixtapes

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2008 Charlie Bartlett A/V Jones
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Blue Murder Joey Tamarin 1 episode
2001–2009 Degrassi: The Next Generation Jimmy Brooks 8 seasons
2002 Soul Food Fredrick 1 episode
Conviction Teen Fish Television movie
2005 Best Friend's Date Dater 1 episode
2008 Degrassi Spring Break Movie Jimmy Brooks Television movie
The Border PFC Gordon Harvey 1 episode
2009 Sophie Ken 1 episode
Beyond the Break Himself 1 episode

Awards and nominations

  • BET Hip Hop Awards
    • 2009, Lyricist of the Year (Nominated)
    • 2009, Track of the Year: "Every Girl" (Won)
    • 2009, Rookie of the Year (Won)
    • 2009, MVP of the Year (Nominated)
    • 2009, Hustler of the Year (Nominated)
  • MOBO Awards
    • 2009, Best Hip-Hop Act (Nominated)
    • 2009, Best International Act (Nominated)
  • Soul Train Awards
    • 2009, Best New Artist (Nominated)
    • 2009, Record of the Year: "Best I Ever Had" (Nominated)
    • 2009, Best Collaboration: "Successful" (Nominated)
  • Grammy Awards
    • 2010, Best Rap Song: "Best I Ever Had" (Nominated)
    • 2010, Best Rap Solo Performance: "Best I Ever Had" (Nominated)
  • Juno Awards[28]
    • 2010, Best New Artist (Nominated)
    • 2010, Single of the Year: "Best I Ever Had" (Nominated)
    • 2010, Rap Recording of the Year: "Still Fly" with Big Page & U.G.O. Crew (Nominated)
    • 2010, Rap Recording of the Year: So Far Gone (Nominated)

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  19. ^ Rodriguez, Jayson (December 30, 2009). "Drake Calls 'Light Up,' His Collabo With Jay-Z, 'Phenomenal'". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1628944/20091230/drake.jhtml. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  20. ^ Drake: Artist Profile The Boston Phoenix. Retrieved on 2009-06-24.
  21. ^ Drake Injured During Concert Fall HipHopDX. Retrieved on August 11, 2009.
  22. ^ "Drizzy Drake (drakkardnoir) on Twitter" (Twitter). http://www.twitter.com/drakkardnoir. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  23. ^ Drake - Over JefeMedia. Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  24. ^ a b "Keshia Chante Rumoured to Portray Aaliyah; but Mom Tells andPOP Nothing Confirmed Yet". http://www.andpop.com/tag/keshia-chante/. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  25. ^ "Drake Talks Young Love with Keshia Chanté". MuchMusic. http://blog.muchmusic.com/drake-talks-young-love-with-keshia-chante/. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  26. ^ "T.O. rapper Drake and Rihanna 'just good friends'". The Canadian Press. 2009-06-22. http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090622/rihanna_drake_090622/20090622?hub=Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  27. ^ Drake attends Coach Calipari's post-game radio broadcast following UK-UL game
  28. ^ "Nominees « JUNO Awards". Junoawards.ca. http://junoawards.ca/nominees/. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 

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From Wikiquote

Aubrey Drake Graham (born 24 October 1986) is a Canadian actor and recording artist who performs under the stage name Drake. He originally became famous playing character Jimmy Brooks on the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation.

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  • Don't ever forget the moment you began to doubt, transitioning from fitting in to standing out.^ Don't forget, restraints can bring out the creativity in you!

    ^ Check it out, and don't forget, if you liked it someone else will too.
    • smartenupnas.com News and Stories at GlobalGrind.com | Global Grind 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC globalgrind.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Also, can I stay with you, because it turns out I don't have an apartment there anymore.
    • graham cracker swirl feeder: done broke - Liz is Working 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.urbanhonking.com [Source type: General]

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  • Can't even find the perfect brush to paint what is going through my mind.^ Reality far outstrips my memory or even my imagination.
    • Jane Drake - jazz, blues, swing and original vocals - PRESS 12 September 2009 7:57 UTC janedrakemusic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Drake: My album is not going to sound like So Far Gone .
    • Drake Talks Young Money, Kanye Comparisons & Ghostwriting | Complex Blog 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.complex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The song is also featured on Drake's "So Far Gone" mixtape available now for free download, the EP version will be sold in stores September 15th, 2009.
    • Video: Drake & Trey Songz - Successful 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.worldstarhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • "Brand New," So Far Gone (2009)
  • I'm doin classic shit in all my sessions.^ Discography - Mixtapes 2009 - So Far Gone 2007 - Comeback Season 2006 - Room for Improvement Reviews .
    • www.ViolatorDJs.com » Blog Archive » Who Is Drake? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC violatordjs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This is classic material (all original tracks) and is just as good as the material on his other official mixtapes Comeback Season and So Far Gone.
    • DRAKE :: Room For Improvement - Drake mixtape CD (Southern Smoke Special Edition) 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.mixtapesusa.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The song is also featured on Drake's "So Far Gone" mixtape available now for free download, the EP version will be sold in stores September 15th, 2009.
    • Video: Drake & Trey Songz - Successful 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.worldstarhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • I'm just doing me and you can never understand it.^ So Far Gone, which featured Drake's mentor Lil Wayne, and members of Young Money, was released in 2009.
    • Free Drake Songs, Download Drake Mp3 Music - EZ-Tracks 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.ez-tracks.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So Far Gone lyrics [2009] .

    ^ December 15th 2009 by Lil Wayne .
    • Aubrey Graham // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalog 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Aubrey \'drake\' Graham // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalog 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Chicks get hammered, big dick bandit. Money flowing like a slit wrist no bandage. .
    • "I'm Goin In," featuring, [w:Lil Wayne|Lil Wayne]] and Young Jeezy,
  • Young money man this shit so timeless and im in the mood to get faded so please bring yo finest and what are all yo names again we drunk remind us?^ It features Young Money artists Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda read more .
    • Aubrey Graham // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalog 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Aubrey \'drake\' Graham // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalog 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "And we signed a joint venture with Young Money which is Lil Wayne's company.
    • Drake Signs Tour Booking Deal, Joins Beyonce & Katt Williams | SOHH.com 12 September 2009 7:57 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Lil Wayne, Keri hilson, Young Jeezy?
    • Hip Hop & R&B [Archive] - Page 5 - Urban Music 2000 Forums - Music Community 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.urbanmusic2000.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Are any of yall into girls like i am, lets be honest.^ The-Dream, Drake & Kanye West - Digital Girl (Remix) Man, it seems like everyone’s into online dating these days.
    • Drake - All Songs, Interviews, Album Reviews and News 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.djbooth.net [Source type: General]

    ^ He really played the part of a teen slacker into nothing but music and pretty girls well, even though he seems nothing like that in real life.
    • Drake Bell on TV.com 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • " Every Girl," featuring, [w:Lil Wayne|Lil Wayne]] and Young Money,
  • My brother P-Rain knows we fuck with the same hoes, plus he taught me how to spot a officer in plain clothes, staring at you pussy niggas all i see is rainbows, hopping on a jet to every single lil wayne show.^ It features Young Money artists Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda read more .
    • Aubrey Graham // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalog 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Aubrey \'drake\' Graham // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalog 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Please start doing you, i been doing me and I’m a staple in my city you can never ruin me Rappers are emotional critics be reviewing me But i got love for everybody, even if you’re suing me My brother p ray knows we f*** with the same hoes Plus he taught me how to spot a officer in plain clothes Starin at you p**** niggas all i see is rainbows Hoppin on a jet to every single Lil Wayne show Me and little jazzy please do not harass me jus holla if you got me And f*** you if you have me, “ .
    • FEATURE: Drake’s Rise to Fame and Fortune « The FADER 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.thefader.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "And we signed a joint venture with Young Money which is Lil Wayne's company.
    • Drake Signs Tour Booking Deal, Joins Beyonce & Katt Williams | SOHH.com 12 September 2009 7:57 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: General]

    .Me and little jazzy, please do not harass me just holla if you got me and fuck you if you had me.^ It's just kind of unfortunate -- I was surprised how little you can see of the garments on the show, which is a little disappointing.
    • Project Runway Canada: Exit Interview with Genevieve Graham - The Ampersand 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Since we’re in the topic of real news and shit, can you please just tell me what the last Drake half-eaten tuna sandwich had to say about this ?
    • XXLmag.com - » Fake Drake Account Pokes Fun at Rapper’s Knee Injury 17 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You just realize that it's not worth the fucking effort" .
    • Aubrey O'Day Is An Equal Opportunity Fucker | Dlisted 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • "Still Fly Freestyle," So Far Gone (2009)
  • " Last name Ever/ First name Greatest/ Like a sprain ankle boy, I aint nothing to playing"
  • "(I'm) swiming in the money come and find me, Nemo"

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