Birth name: Aubrey Drake Graham Born: October 24, 1986 (1986-10-24),Toronto,Ontario, Canada Genres: Hip hop, R&B, pop Occupations: Actor, rapper, singer Years active: 2001–present Labels: Universal Motown, Young Money, Cash Money Associated acts: Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Young Jeezy, Young Money, Bun B ------------------------------------ Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986), who records under the mononym Drake, is a Canadian recording artist and actor. He originally became known for playing character Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Graham continued to recognize a close affiliation with Lil Wayne`s Young Money Entertainment, before officially signing with the record label in June 2009. In November 2009, Lil Wayne released a statement announcing that Drake`s first studio album, Thank Me Later, had been completed; the album was released on June 15, 2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Graham has worked with several other hip-hop artist such as Lil Wayne, Jeezy, Kanye West, Eminem, and Jay-Z. With the success of his mixtape turned EP So Far Gone, Graham has been nominated for several awards including the Grammys; even being selected to perform at the 2010 Grammy awards. Graham also won several awards, including two Juno Awards in 2010 for Best New Artist, and Rap Recording of the Year.