On October 24 Drake was born…

On October 24, 1986 Aubrey Drake Graham, better known as Drake, was born.

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The Canadian rapper and actor first garnered recognition by playing the role of Jimmy Brooks on the young-adult television series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” from 2001-2009. His musical career launched in June 2009 when he received a record contract with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment. His first album, “So Far Gone,” was released in 2009, and spawned the hit single “Best I Ever Had.” Since then, Drake has released four studio albums, with a fifth one scheduled to be released in 2015. Throughout his career he’s sold over five million records worldwide, won a Grammy Award, three Juno awards, as well as had 12 number-one singles across various Billboard charts.

“Hold on, we’re going home” – Drake

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