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Making the transition from a Canadian teen idol to one of American rap's most legit performers appeared to be a seamless process for Drake. After staring on the Canadian teen drama, "Degrassi", Drake made a huge leap into the rap world when he was signed to Lil Wayne's Cash Money record label. Drake has emerged as hip-hop's savior and biggest act; Drake concert dates are currently scheduled internationally in support of his debut album.
The Canadian entertainer began his career in 2001 with a role on the Canadian drama "Degrassi: The Next Generation". His stint on the show lasted until 2009 and by then, Drake was well on his way to rap superstardom. By 2006, Drake was already making a name for himself when he self-released his mixture "Room for Improvement", which was produced with DJ Smallz. The tape featured guest spots with Trey Songz and Lupe Fiasco, and he even got Pharrell Williams to produce a track. He quickly garnered the attention of rap mogul Lil Wayne, who invited Drake to tour with him and collaborate on new material.
By early 2009, Drake had become an overnight celebrity when his tracks blew up on the radio. Solo singles, Young Money singles, and featured singles, Drake's signature voice has been unavoidable on radio over the past two years. As a solo artist he has charted six top #2 rap singles, two top #2 collabo singles, and nine top #2 R&B/rap singles as a featured artist, all since 2009. With all the buzz surrounding his name, Drake quickly released an EP, "So Far Gone", which featured the smash single "Best I Ever Had". The EP became the fifth best selling rap album of 2009 and generated huge anticipation for a full-length debut. Drake's concert schedule also had the rapper touring the nation on "America's Most Wanted" tour which featured Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and other members of the Young Money crew.
Drake suddenly became Rap music's most prolific and in-demand rapper. His 2010 debut album, "Thank Me Later", was finally released in June and featured the lead single "Over". The album sold nearly half a million copies in its maiden week becoming one of the biggest releases of the year. Drake tour dates were scheduled on the "Lights Dreams and Nightmares Tour" during September in support of his debut. The tour wrapped in late 2010 and Drake has been in the studio working on his sophomore release, "Take Care", ever since.
Drake emerged as an overnight rapping sensation, changing-up the game and re-writing the record books. While we wait in anticipation for his sophomore album, you can get your Drake fix as he is featured on an upcoming single by R&B singer Tank. Drake concert dates are periodically scheduled throughout 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Drake tour dates and concert schedule information as it becomes available.
He’s a four-time Grammy winner, with sales of over ten million to his name – a name which, in the past, has been tied to more than its fair share of controversy. However, what cannot be contested is the sheer musical genius of this rap superstar. Eventful is where you'll find all the latest on Lil Wayne tour dates and concerts 2011.
Michael Dewayne Carter, Jr. aka Lil Wayne, came from humble beginnings - born and raised in the infamous Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans. He began his career at the tender age of 12, when his indisputable talent was spotted by Cash Money Co-CEO, Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams. With a sneaky suspicion that one day Lil Wayne tour dates might become a major hot ticket item, Williams took charge of the young rapper, guiding him as he embarked on the road to stardom.
Lil Wayne made his first real foray into the game in 1993, as part of a duo which later in 1997 became a four-piece. As the ‘Hot Boys’, the group sold over half a million records. With a solid base understanding of the workings of the industry, Lil Wayne released his debut album as a solo artist in 1999. It went on to sell over two million copies, the huge demand for Lil Wayne tour dates right across the county equally reflective of the artist’s mass appeal.
While his star had been on the rise for some years prior to 2008, this was when Lil Wayne secured his spot amongst the music elite with the release of his album, Tha Carter III. The record sold one million copies in its first week alone, and earned Lil Wayne eight Grammy nominations, four of which he won. His signature imagery, wit and rhyming patterns have resulted in Lil Wayne tour dates becoming some of the most anticipated events on the rap music calendar.
As buzz about the rapper continues to grow, each new Lil Wayne concert schedule brings with it more tour dates and bigger venues, taking the rapper from coast to coast, north to south and right across the globe. Indeed, it seems fitting that the Lil Wayne concert schedule is as busy as his music is diverse; over the years, he has collaborated and performed with the likes of Usher, Akon, Destiny’s Child, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Eminem.
With the most recent Lil Wayne concert schedule currently rolling out, fans of the rapper will want to stay informed on if and when he’s coming to a venue near you. Don’t miss out– make Eventful YOUR source for all the latest news and up-to-date information on Lil Wayne tour dates 2011 and beyond.