In June 2009, Drake signed a recording contract with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment.
In November 2009, Lil Wayne released a statement announcing that Drake's first studio album, Thank Me Later, had been completed. The album was released on June 15, 2010, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album has since gone platinum. He released his second studio album on November 15, 2011 titled Take Care.
Drake was set to release an R&B mixtape sometime in the future along with a collaboration album with Lil Wayne however both have been postponed for various reasons.
Drake has worked with several other hip-hop artists such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Kanye West, Eminem, Jay-Z, and Nicki Minaj. With the success of his mixtape turned EP So Far Gone, Drake has been nominated for several awards including Grammys, even being selected to perform at the 2010 Grammy award ceremony.
Drake has also won several awards, including two Juno Awards in 2010 for Best New Artist, and Rap Recording of the Year. He was ranked #2 on MTV's Hottest MCs In The Game VII list in 2012.
In addition to making his own music, Drake has also written for other artists in the industry such as Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx and more. He also tends to feature or remix tracks that he has written for other artists such as Unthinkable Remix by Alicia Keys.
Drake also claims that he and Lil Wayne have both written for Dr. Dre's Detox album. In the list of the songs written, "Yesterday", of Diddy - Dirty Money featuring Chris Brown, written with Chris Brown, Cristyle, Kevin McCall and Mario Winans, from Diddy's fifth studio album, Last Train to Paris.
He was ranked #2 on MTV's Hottest MCs In The Game VII list in 2012.
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