He’s Drake and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Live right now
He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
2. Don’t let haters pull you down
He first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
3. Learn from mistakes
He later rose to prominence as a rapper, releasing several mixtapes.
4. Outdo yourself
He signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.
5. Use positive inspiration
His first studio album, Thank Me Later (2010), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
6. Write down your ideas
His second album, Take Care (2011), is his most successful to date.
7. Just be yourself
He is one of two artists to have simultaneously occupied the chart’s top three positions.
8. Market yourself
He has also written songs for other artists, including Alicia Keys, Rita Ora and Jamie Foxx.
9. Create a great product
Drake and producer Noah “40” Shebib formed a record label named OVO Sound in early 2012.
10. Have a sense of humor
He stated that Kanye West, Jay-Z, Aaliyah and his mentor Lil Wayne are his biggest influences.