Aubrey Drake Graham
R&B Singer and Rapper
Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Dennis Graham,
an African-American musician born in Memphis, Tennessee, and Sandi Graham, a
Jewish-Canadian educator. As a young man, Drake appeared in several commercials,
for such retailers as Sears and GMC. In 2001, Drake rose to fame playing the
role of "Jimmy Brooks", a character on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" (2001), a basketball star who is confined to a wheelchair after being shot by a classmate. In 2006, Drake launched his music career by releasing his first mix tape, "Room for Improvement". Three years later, his third mix tape, "So Far Gone", garnered him critical and commercial success, and, the following year, he released his official debut album, "Thank Me Later", to generally positive reviews. Aubrey Drake Graham has established himself as a multi-talented young Canadian, and the entertainment industry has great .expectations for him.