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Drake’s Greatest Moments D rake is one of a very small group of musicians (including breakout phenomenon Childish Gambino) who first achieved fame as an actor before becoming a successful musician. He starred in the teenage drama Degrassi: The Next Generation for a time, but in 2009, he left to pursue his dream of breaking into the musical industry. While this may have been seen as a career gamble, it eventually paid off. After making a splash with three mixtapes, he signed on to Young Money Entertainment in 2009, which propelled him to worldwide fame. Since then, Drake has been a musician with the Midas touch, turning everything he creates into gold. His albums have been wildly successful, and he has broken musical chart records and won multiple Grammy Awards. It’s easy to look at this thriving career and imagine that everything came very easily to him. However, the stories of his early breakthroughs are filled with drama and suspense. From Actor to Singer Drake’s big break did not come from his singing, but through his acting. He left high school to act as a high schooler in Degrassi: The Next Generation , and he starred on the show for seven years. Even as he built an international fan base, though, he was






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