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From a humble start on ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ to a highly successful career in Hip Hop, Drake is living a true Hollywood story. See him over the years in our latest Star Transformation.

Star Transformation: The Evolution Of Drake  was originally published on ipowerrichmond.com

1. Cast Of DeGrassi High And Bubba Sparxxx Visit MTV’s ‘TRL’ – October 2, 2007

Cast Of DeGrassi High And Bubba Sparxxx Visit MTV’s ‘TRL’ – October 2, 2007

NEW YORK – OCTOBER 02: Actor Aubrey Graham of the TV show ‘DeGrassi High’ visits MTV’s ‘TRL’ at MTV Studios October 2, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by John Ricard/FilmMagic) celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,actor,television show,drake – entertainer,three quarter length,viewpoint,visit,mtv trl,mtv times square studios

2. ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ Celebrates 100th Episode

‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ Celebrates 100th Episode

Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy) and Andrea Lewis (Hazel) (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage) vertical,arts culture and entertainment,canada,drake – entertainer,toronto,ontario – canada

3. ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ Celebrates 100th Episode

‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ Celebrates 100th Episode

Jamie Johnston (Peter), Shane Kippel (Spinner), Adamo Ruggiero (Marco) and Aubrey Graham (Jimmy) at the Degrassi High School Set in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage) color image,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,canada,drake – entertainer,toronto,high school,ontario – canada

4. Rosie O’Donnell Hosts Teen Issues Panel With The Casts of ‘Degrassi’ and ‘Spring Awakening’

Rosie O’Donnell Hosts Teen Issues Panel With The Casts of ‘Degrassi’ and ‘Spring Awakening’

Adamo Ruggiero, Lauren Collins, and Aubrey Graham from ‘Degrassi’ (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage) arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new york city,television show,drake – entertainer,lauren collins – actress

5. 2005 Teen Choice Awards – Arrivals

2005 Teen Choice Awards – Arrivals

Aubrey Graham of ‘Degrassi’ during 2005 Teen Choice Awards – Arrivals at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage) vertical,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,arrival,blue,california,relaxation,casual clothing,drake – entertainer,jeans,hands in pockets,universal city,annual teen choice awards,sweater,gibson amphitheatre

6. Drake And Game Visit fuse Studio

Drake And Game Visit fuse Studio

NEW YORK – JUNE 03: Rap artist Drake drops by a taping of ‘Fuse Top 20 Countdown’ that will air on 6/4 at 5pm ET at fuse Studios on June 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) vertical,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,portrait,music,headshot,drake – entertainer,artist,rap

7. Bing’s ‘Celebration Of Creative Minds’ After Party

Bing’s ‘Celebration Of Creative Minds’ After Party

Recording artist Drake attends the after party for Bing’s ‘Celebration Of Creative Minds’ at BOA Steakhouse on June 22, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. vertical,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,musician,usa,actor,rapper,singer,california,west hollywood,drake – entertainer,after party

8. Cash Money Records Annual Pre-GRAMMY Awards Party

Cash Money Records Annual Pre-GRAMMY Awards Party

Drake attends the Cash Money Records annual Pre-Grammy Awards party at The Lot on February 12, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. vertical,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,musician,party – social event,usa,music,rapper,singer,california,west hollywood,drake – entertainer,annual event,cash money records,pre-grammy party

9. 2011 NBA All-Star Game – Performances And Celebrities

2011 NBA All-Star Game – Performances And Celebrities

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 20: Singer Rihanna (L) and rapper Drake perform during the 2011 NBA All-Star game halftime show at Staples Center on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,rapper,performance,sport,california,city of los angeles,basketball – sport,nba,drake – entertainer,staples center,rihanna,halftime show,nba pro basketball

10. 2011 BET Awards – Arrivals

2011 BET Awards – Arrivals

Drake attends the 2011 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. vertical,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,musician,usa,rapper,singer,california,city of los angeles,fashion,drake – entertainer,award,shrine auditorium,bet awards

11. 11th Annual BMI Urban Awards

11th Annual BMI Urban Awards

HOLLYWOOD, CA – AUGUST 26: Rapper Drake arrives to the 11th Annual BMI Urban Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 26, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic) vertical,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,musician,usa,arrival,music,rapper,performance,singer,california,fashion,hollywood – california,drake – entertainer,award,blues music,pantages theater,bmi urban awards

12. Drake in SA

Drake in SA

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 9 (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Aubrey Drake Graham, aka Drake, attends a press conference on December 9, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Drake appeared alongside Lil Wayne in Johannesburg as a surprise guest star (Photo by Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images) vertical,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,musician,music,rapper,concert,singer,drake – entertainer,rap,south africa,johannesburg,guest,press conference,performer,lil’ wayne,gauteng province,stage – performance space

13. 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game

2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game

OTTAWA, ON – JANUARY 29: Musical rap artist Drake visits the team Chara locker room as Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars and team Chara looks on during the first intermission of the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game at Scotiabank Place on January 29, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Team Chara defeated Team Alfredsson 12-9. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images) people,horizontal,music,sport,looking,canada,sports team,drake – entertainer,artist,rap,2012,visit,locker room,all star game,ice hockey,hockey,national hockey league,ottawa,intermission,nhl all star game,jamie benn,canadian tire centre,dallas stars,chara

14. ESPN The Magazine’s ‘NEXT’ Event

ESPN The Magazine’s ‘NEXT’ Event

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 03: Rapper Drake attends ESPN The Magazine’s ‘NEXT’ Event on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN) vertical,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,rapper,sport,event,drake – entertainer,american football – sport,nfl,espn the magazine,indianapolis

15. First Down Friday Hosted By Dwight Freeney

First Down Friday Hosted By Dwight Freeney

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 03: Rapper Drake attends First Down Friday at Sensu on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage) vertical,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,rapper,drake – entertainer,indianapolis

16. Drake And J. Cole In Concert – Concord, California

Drake And J. Cole In Concert – Concord, California

CONCORD, CA – MAY 07: Rapper / Hip-Hop Vocalist Drake performs at Sleep Train Pavilion on May 7, 2012 in Concord, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage) vertical,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,music,rapper,performance,singer,california,drake – entertainer,concord – california,pavilion,hip-hop

17. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards – Roaming Inside

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards – Roaming Inside

Actor Jaden Smith, singer Willow Smith and rapper Drake attend The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images North America) vertical,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,topics,topix,bestof,actor,rapper,singer,california,city of los angeles,drake – entertainer,willow smith,staples center,jaden smith,grammy awards,53rd grammy awards

18. 2012 MTV Video Music Awards – Press Room

2012 MTV Video Music Awards – Press Room

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 06: Drake poses in the press room during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage) vertical,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,adult,adults only,topics,portrait,music,rapper,california,city of los angeles,one man only,fashion,drake – entertainer,award,staples center,mtv video music awards,press room

19. GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! – Press Room

GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! – Press Room

Rapper Drake poses at GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! Press Room at The Conga Room at L.A. Live on December 2, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) vertical,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,portrait,rapper,concert,smiling,california,city of los angeles,messy,drake – entertainer,nomination,grammy nominations

20. Drake ‘Would You Like A Tour? 2013’ Concert – Philadelphia, PA

Drake ‘Would You Like A Tour? 2013’ Concert – Philadelphia, PA

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 18: Rapper Drake performs during the ‘Would You Like A Tour? 2013 concert at Wells Fargo Center on December 18, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images) vertical,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,music,rapper,concert,performance,drake – entertainer,philadelphia – pennsylvania,popular music tour,wells fargo center – philadelphia

21. Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors – Game Two

Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors – Game Two

TORONTO, ON – APRIL 22: Rap star Drake cheers as the Toronto Raptors take on the Brooklyn Nets in Game Two of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Air Canada Centre on April 22, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Raptors defeated the Nets 100-95 to even the series 1-1. NOTE TO USER: user expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) horizontal,sport,canada,basketball – sport,cheering,nba,playoffs,drake – entertainer,rap,toronto,air canada center,game two,nba eastern conference quarterfinals,nba pro basketball,brooklyn nets – basketball team,toronto raptors – basketball team,demar derozan

22. Drake Vs Lil Wayne – Camden, NJ

Drake Vs Lil Wayne – Camden, NJ

CAMDEN, NJ – AUGUST 21: Rapper Drake performs Drake Vs Lil Wayne Tour at the Susquehanna Bank Center on August 21, 2014 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images) people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,adult,adults only,music,rapper,performance,new jersey,one man only,drake – entertainer,camden – new jersey

23. ‘Get Hard’ – Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals

‘Get Hard’ – Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 25: Rapper/Actor Drake attends the ‘Get Hard’ Los Angeles premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on March 25, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage) vertical,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,actor,rapper,film industry,headshot,film,california,hollywood – california,drake – entertainer,premiere,film premiere,red carpet event,2015,get hard,tcl chinese theatre

24. Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash Block Show

Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash Block Show

ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 20: Drake performs onstage at Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash Block Show at Phillips Arena on June 20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,musician,party – social event,birthday,usa,waist up,music,rapper,concert,performance,smiling,singer,drake – entertainer,heat – temperature,popular music concert,georgia – us state,philips arena,pop musician,pop music,atlanta – georgia

25. 2016 MTV Video Music Awards – Show & Audience

2016 MTV Video Music Awards – Show & Audience

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Singer Rihanna (L) and rapper Drake pose onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,usa,topix,bestof,new york city,portrait,red,music,rapper,two people,drake – entertainer,madison square garden,award,three quarter length,bow tie,awards ceremony,shirt,rihanna,pants,jacket,mtv video music awards,lapel,maroon,tom ford – designer label,black pants,red jacket,white shirt,pocket square,white color,black color,peaked lapel

26. Drake Concert After Party At Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub

Drake Concert After Party At Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 12: Recording artist Drake attends the after party for his concert at Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,musician,usa,adult,adults only,topix,bestof,looking at camera,music,rapper,concert,singer,one man only,nightclub,casual clothing,drake – entertainer,after party,nevada,las vegas,beard,jeans,t-shirt,boot,jacket,ankle boot,hands in pockets,pendant,mgm grand las vegas,denim,camel colored,long necklace,black jacket,fully unbuttoned,black jeans,black color

27. Drake Performs At Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena

Drake Performs At Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 17: Canadian rapper Drake performs onstage during his ‘Summer Sixteen Tour’ at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena on September 17, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images) microphone,photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,adult,waist up,actor,music,rapper,concert,activity,performance,singer,motion,canada,fashion,standing,drake – entertainer,three quarter length,sports clothing,viewpoint,songwriter,winter sport,fog,r&b,british columbia,vancouver – canada,ice hockey,hockey,stage – performance space,hip-hop,rogers arena,vancouver canucks

28. Drake And Future Perform At The Forum

Drake And Future Perform At The Forum

INGLEWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 27: Drake performs at The Forum on September 27, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harmony Gerber/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,music,concert,performance,california,drake – entertainer,rap,three quarter length,inglewood,the forum – inglewood

29. 2016 American Music Awards – Show

2016 American Music Awards – Show

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 20: Drake accepts the award for Favorite Album – Rap/Hip Hop for ÒViewsÓ onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards held at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,music,california,city of los angeles,fashion,drake – entertainer,award,rap,three quarter length,awards ceremony,receiving,american music awards,hip-hop,microsoft theater,2016 american music awards

30. Drake Performs At O2 Arena

Drake Performs At O2 Arena

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 20: Drake performs at the O2 Arena on March 20, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns ) photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,topix,bestof,music,rapper,uk,england,london – england,concert,performance,singer,live event,drake – entertainer,the o2 – england

31. 2017 Billboard Music Awards – Press Room

2017 Billboard Music Awards – Press Room

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 21: Rapper Drake poses in the press room with his awards for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album for ‘Views,’ Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Streaming Song (Audio) for ‘One Dance,’ Top R&B Song for ‘One Dance,’ Top R&B Collaboration for ‘One Dance,’ Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album for ‘Views,’ and Top Rap Tour during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,portrait,music,smiling,sales occupation,sale,cooperation,drake – entertainer,award,nevada,las vegas,artist,rap,heat – temperature,album title,popular music tour,press room,r&b,billboard music awards,t-mobile arena – las vegas

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