Drake – A Multi Talented Music Artist and Actor

Drake, born Aubrey Drake Graham is a multi award winning multi platinum recording artist and actor. he first found fame as an actor in the television programme Degrassi: The Next Generation. but it is as a recording artist with a flair for fusing Hip hop and R&B music that Drake is really beginning to make his mark. Drake songs and classic Drake music videos such as best I Ever had and Forever featuring Hip hop superstars Eminem, Kanye West and Lil Wayne have been played in constant rotation on MTV and its associated networks making Drakes music videos some of the most popular of 2009-2010.

Drake’s hit song best I Ever had is labelled by Billboard as the hottest rap record of the year. The video was directed by rap superstar Kanye West and was shot in Brooklyn New York.

After releasing a mix tape entitled so far Gone which featured tracks such as best I ever had, it secured 2,000 downloads in two hours of being made available. Drake was the subject of a fierce bidding war amongst most of the big record labels who were all desperate to secure his services. Eventually after much deliberation he signed with Cash Money Records home to fellow Hip hop artists Lil Wayne, Birdman etc. Nominations and success soon followed as Drake music video for best I Ever had was nominated for best New Video for a New Artist by MTV. Watch out for Drake’s hit song Forever, for which the video was directed by superstar music video director Hype Williams was shot in Miami Florida and features all the aforementioned rap superstars Eminem, Lil Wayne and Kanye West. Lebron James almost makes a guest appearance at the beginning.

The first official album entitled thank Me Later with some of the best Drake songs, was released in 2010. It included the already popular hits best I Ever had and Forever plus more amazing smash hit Drake music videos. The first single is entitled Over. You can also hear more Drake music and view more videos by checking out his collaborations with Hip hop artist Birdman on the tracks Money to Blow and 4 my Town. also his two collaborations with Trey Songz Replacement Girl and Successful had excellent Drake music videos too. Drake’s hit song Replacement Girl featuring Trey Songz has a video directed by Sterling who made Drake the first unsigned Canadian artist to ever have a video featured on BET.

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Drake – A Multi Talented Music Artist and Actor


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