Drake, the Canadian mixtape king of last year, exploded in 2010. His debut album Thank Me Later sold over 400,000 copies in its first week. His unique style of part hardcore rapping, and part smooth singing was something Drake was able to perfect on his highly anticipated album. The album was able to please everyone, he sounded sweet on mainstream hits such as Find Your Love, and was able to win over hip-hop fans with Over, the most powerful song on the album.
Drake was also featured in hip-hop group Young Money, along side label-mates Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. The group produced a top 10 album, and various hit singles.
Drake ended 2010 by earning four Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist, where he will go head-to-head with fellow Canadian, Justin Beiber.
Drake, 2010 would not have been the same without you.