Drake at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, July 27 2010
– photos by Jade Dempsey
Drake at the Centre in Vancouver. The Toronto hip-hop artist is on tour for his debut album, Thank Me Later. The album was originally supposed to be released in 2008 but was postponed until this year.
The former actor (Degrassi: The Next Generation) began releasing mixtapes in 2006. In 2009 he was signed to Lil Wayne‘s Young Money label, which released Drake’s debut EP, So Far Gone. The record spawned the hit “Best I Ever Had”.
Thank Me Later debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Singles include “Over” and “Find Your Love”.
Drake was born Aubrey Graham in Toronto in 1986.