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As Drake releases his new album 'Nothing Was The Same', Capital takes a look through the career of the Canadian rapper to highlight some of the most important things any fan should know.
After a seven year stint as an actor in Canadian TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation as character Jimmy Brooks, Drake launched his music career with self-released mixtape 'Room for Improvement'.
Drake's 'Room for Improvement' mixtape featured American artists Trey Songz and Lupe Fiasco and was heavily influenced by the likes of '99 Problems' rapper Jay-Z .
The singer followed up this debut offering with two further mixtapes; 'Comeback Season' and 'So Far Gone'.
'Comeback Season' featured another Trey Songz collaboration titled 'Replacement Girl', which became Drake's first official single release.
During the early days of his music career Drake caught the attention on US rapper Lil Wayne who became a mentor of the 26 year-old star featuring on his 'So Far Gone' mixtape.
He continued to achieve huge success as an unsigned artist going on to work with the likes of Rihanna, Kanye West and Eminem.
It was only in June 2009 that Drake signed his first official record deal with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment.
Following his record deal signing the 'Headlines' singer embarked on an American tour with mentor Lil Wayne and other big players in the industry.
Drake released his debut studio album 'Thank Me Later' in March 2010, featuring collaborations with Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z and more. The release featured hit single 'Find Your Love' which became his first hit here in the UK.
Drake's exposure as an artist hit new heights when he took to the stage at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2010 to perform single 'Fancy'.
To support his debut album release Drake embarked on his first solo tour in 2010 named the 'Away From Home Tour'.
Rihanna and Drake lit up the stage for a raunchy performance of their collaboration 'What's My Name?' at the Grammy Awards 2011.
In November 2011 Drake released his second studio album 'Take Care' which saw further collaborations with Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, plus new tracks with Kendrick Lemar and The Weeknd.
The album contained hit singles 'Marvin's Room', 'The Motto', 'Make Me Proud' and his Rihanna collaboration and album title track 'Take Care'.
The star toured the album worldwide throughout 2012 with his 'Club Paradise' tour show.
The official music video for 'Take Care' was directed by Yoann Lemoine and shows Drake and Rihanna's characters in an intimate setting portraying the ups and downs of a relationship. Critics praised the video for its simple and minimalistic theme. Picture: Planet Photos
It was a nightclub brawl that was said to have begun over a dispute involving the pair's ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Both stars have kept quiet on the full details, but there is no love lost between these two.
To date Drake has won over 40 awards for his music including 11 BET Awards, 1 MTV VMA award and the Best Rap Album award with 'Take Care' at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Drake now has his own record label with producer Noah Shebib named OVO Sound.
Drake will be appearing in the upcoming comedy blockbuster movie The Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Kanye West was also seen filming a cameo for the Will Ferrell flick.
"Warning: Please be very afraid of the music we’re working on," the rapper wrote as he started to up the anticipation for new music back in May 2013.
It began with 'Started From The Bottom' and in September the rapper confirmed the full details of his third studio album.
Nothing Was the Same' boasts production collaborators including 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Future, Rick Ross, Jhene Aiko, Sampha, and J. Cole. The release is already being billed as one of the biggest album releases of 2013.
Drake bagged his biggest Vodafone Big Top 40 hit this month with 'Hold on, We're Going Home' featuring Majid Jordan.
The 'Find Your Love' singer recently revealed that the 'Would You Like a Tour?' world tour will begin in October 2013. There are still no confirmed UK dates as of yet but we'll keep you posted!