Rapper and friend to the stars, is Drake the most popular rapper in pop?

Thu 1 Dec 2011

Rapper of the moment Drake has found stardom working with hip-hop's finest, achieving US No.1 albums and Grammy nominations. 

Originally finding fame ten years ago as an actor in a high-school TV drama, the Canadian rapper has since graduated to world-famous artist. 

Drake's debut album Thank Me Later was released in 2010, charting at No.1 on the US Billboard, followed by second album Take Care in 2011. 

Drake has collaborated with and written for some of the biggest artists in music, including  Lil Wayne, Eminem and Alicia Keys. There have even been rumours of a relationship with the We Found Love singer Rihanna. She's also expected to appear on Drake's new album, alongside Nicki Minaj and Stevie Wonder.