Aubrey Drake Graham is part of a generation of new rappers, along with Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi and others, who came up through internet mixtapes. Drizzy put out three mixtapes from 2006 to 2009. These mixtapes got him the attention of Lil Wayne, and spawned the hit singles “Forever” and “Best I Ever Had,” the latter coming from his critically acclaimed mixtape So Far Gone. During this period, Drake also made a slew of guest appearances on tracks by artists from DJ Khaled to Jay-Z.
After years without a record deal, Drake finally signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment label in 2009. And in 2010, Drake released his debut album Thank Me Later. His second album, Take Care, dropped in November 2011 and ultimately led to celebration with his crew for earning his first Grammy Award (for Best Rap Album). His third project, Nothing Was The Same, was released September 24th, 2013. Two years later on February 12, 2015, Drake released If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. His fourth studio album, Views, was released on April 29, 2016. In February 2016, Drake signed with BBK (Boy Better Know).