10 Facts About Drake

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1. He wants to collaborate with Florence and the Machine on an upcoming album.
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Singer Drake attends the 42nd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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2. Drake's father, Dennis Graham, is a drummer who has played for Jerry Lee Lewis and his uncle, Larry Graham, was a past bassist for Prince and Sly and the Family Stone.
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Drake performs onstage at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 42nd Annual Induction and Awards at The New York Marriott Marquis Hotel - Shubert Alley on June 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall of Fame)
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3. His first full studio album "Thank Me Later" debuted at #1 in both the US and Canada.
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Rapper Drake attends Google and T-Mobile's celebration of the launch of Google Music at Mr. Brainwash Studio on November 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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4. After Degrassi, work slowed and Drake began looking for a day job until Lil Wayne called and asked Drake to join his tour.
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Rapper Drake performs on stage during New Year's Eve 2012 With Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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5. Drake's breakthrough song was "Replacement Girl" which was featured on BET's 106 & Park.
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 01: Recording artist Drake performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino January 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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6. He played the role of Jimmy Brooks on the Canadian teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation for 7 years. (2001-2008)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Rapper Drake performs at Comedy with Aziz Ansari and a Drake Performance presented by Bing at The Bing Bar on January 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Bing)
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7. His parents divorced when he was 5 years old.
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Rapper Drake attends Comedy with Aziz Ansari and a Drake Performance presented by Bing at The Bing Bar on January 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Bing)
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8. He had a Bar Mitzvah at age 13, celebrating his Jewish heritage.
OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 29: Rap artist Drake performs during the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game between Team Alfredsson and Team Chara at Scotiabank Place on January 29, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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9. His father is African-American Catholic and his mother is a white-Canadian Jew.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03: Rapper Drake performs at ESPN The Magazine's "NEXT" Event on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)
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10. His real name is Aubrey Drake Graham.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03: Rapper Drake attends ESPN The Magazine's "NEXT" Event on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)
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