Drake's rise to the top seemed like it happened overnight, as he moved quickly from TV to the head of the rap game. Almost anyone with ears and a radio is familiar with Drake's music (whether you consider yourself a fan or not), and we also know that Amanda Bynes thinks he's hot.
But it still begs the question: Who's the guy behind those dark and smoldery eyes?
Drake joined the cast of Degrassi: The Next Generation in 2001, when he was only 15 years old. He played Jimmy Brooks, a basketball star who had to use a wheelchair after being shot.
Believe it or not, but Drake is only his middle name. Aubrey Graham is the given name of Drake, something we think may not have made him the sexy, mysterious celebrity he is today.
Drake is not only still acting, he is doing some voice acting as well. He appeared in Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012, as Ethan, the young mammoth.
Drake was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1986 (and even played hockey as a child).
Drake’s mother is a Jewish Canadian, and he attended a Jewish Day School and even had a bar mitzvah.
Drake began making mixtapes in 2006, and started gaining national attention. He was featured on BET and was supported by rappers Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. He was finally signed to Universal Motown in 2009.
Drake has won numerous awards for his songwriting abilities. He wrote "Un-Thinkable" for Alicia Keys and co-wrote "Fall For Your Type" for Jamie Foxx.
Drake admitted back in 2010 that Minaj was his inspiration for "Un-Thinkable." He told MTV in 2010 about his crush.
"I've always really, actually, really had a crush on her, always really loved her, and she's always just looked at me as, like, her little brother," he said.
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