Drake performing live in Vancouver on July 27th

Tuesday, July 27 at The Centre In Vancouver For Performing Arts (777 Homer)
Juno Award winner DRAKE has launched his 2010 Away From Home tour in support of his anticipated debut studio album Thank Me Later (due June 15, 2010 on Young Money Records/Universal Motown). The hip hop phenomenon has been rocking the charts since he caught the attention of Lil’ Wayne, thanks to the two mixtapes that the Toronto-based actor and musician recorded under the moniker Drake in 2006 and 2007, while still appearing as the character Jimmy Brooks on the TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation. The singles flowed and the attention grew – from “Replacement Girl” to “Best I Ever Had” and “Every Girl”, Drake was quickly becoming a talent to watch, and soon found himself working in the company of hip-hop’s elite, include Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mary J Blige, Timbaland & Dr. Dre.

In September 2009, the EP So Far Gone was released, debuting at #6 on the Billboard 200, making it the highest charting album in the United States by a Canadian rapper, and netted him two 2010 Juno Awards (Best New Artist, Rap Recording of the Year). They join his other plaudits from the BET Hip Hop Awards, and his numerous MTV Video Music Award, Grammy and Soul Train nominations.

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