15 December 2010 12:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Aubrey Drake Graham - better known as just Drake, went from being a locally-known Canadian actor on high school drama Degrassi to teaming up with the biggest names in hip-hop professionally (Kanye West, Jay-z and Lil' Wayne - just to name a few), not to mention romantically. (Remember those Rihanna and Nicki Minaj headlines?) But there's much more to the actor-turned-hip-hop star, 24, than a Platinum-selling album, Thank Me Later, and a Rolodex stocked with A-listers. Here are five things you should know about Best New Artist Grammy contender Drake: 1. He was humbled watching Jay-z perform last year Drake says seeing »

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