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Drake then joined the rest of the label's roster the America's Most Wanted Tour in July 2009.
Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario.The song made Drake become the first ever unsigned Canadian rapper to have his music video featured on BET, with "Replacement Girl" being featured on the channel's "New Joint of the Day" segment on April 30, 2007.The song also saw Drake sample "Man of the Year" by Brisco, Flo Rida and Lil Wayne, retaining Lil Wayne's verse, and adjoined his own to the song's earlier half.This caused Jas Prince to gift Lil Wayne the song, which prompted the rapper to invite Drake to Houston in order to join his Tha Carter III tour.Despite the collaborations between the duo, Drake was yet to be signed by Young Money Entertainment.I lived in the basement, my mom lived on the first floor. It was what we could afford." He attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he demonstrated an affinity for the arts, first acting while an active student at the school.
He later attended Vaughan Road Academy in the city's multicultural Oakwood–Vaughan neighbourhood.
Alongside his Grammy Award wins, Drake has won three Juno Awards and six American Music Awards, as well as a record thirteen Billboard Music Awards, while also being one of the most acclaimed rappers of the 21st century.
Drake has developed other ventures, including his OVO Sound record label with longtime collaborator Noah "40" Shebib.
In 2009, Drake released his third mixtape, So Far Gone.
It was made available for free download through his OVO blog website, and featured Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Omarion, Lloyd, and Bun B.
It received over 2,000 downloads in the first 2 hours of release, finding mainstream commercial success due to the singles "Best I Ever Had" and "Successful", both gaining Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with the former also peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.