1. Aubrey “Drake” Graham (born October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Grammy award nominated Canadian actor, rapper and singer signed to Young Money/Universal Motown. Drake shot to global fame upon the release of his critically acclaimed 2009 mixtape So Far Gone and Best I Ever Had, a single from the mixtape which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Drake’s music career began in 2006 with the release of his debut mixtape Room For Improvement. The tape featured collaborations with Trey Songz, Lupe Fiasco and Nikelus F and marked the beginning of a long-time partnership with Canadian producer boi-1da. The mixtape sold 6,000 physical copies in the year of its release.
Comeback Season, Drake’s second official mixtape, was released in 2007 and featured the single Replacement Girl. The track featured vocals from Trey Songz and received heavy rotation on MTV and BET television networks. Robin Thicke, Clipse and Rich Boy featured on the mixtape, however it was Man of the Year – a track recorded with future mentor Lil Wayne – which signified the start of a close affiliation between Drake and Lil’ Wayne’s recording label Young Money Entertainment.
“Take Care” is a song by Canadian rapper Drake from his second studio album of the same name (2011). The song features guest vocals from Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. The song samples Jamie xx’s remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s version of “I’ll Take Care of You”. “Take Care” was released as the fourth single from the album on February 21, 2012. The track is a downtempo, R&B, alternative dance song, containing elements of art pop and alternative hip hop genres. It is backed by piano notes and tribal drums. The song’s lyrics speak of a couple in a relationship acknowledging they have been hurt in their past, but will look after one another.
“Take Care” was met with positive reviews from most music critics, many of whom praised Rihanna’s inclusion on the song, as well as her vocal performance. “Take Care” was a successful commercial hit, reaching number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100, while also reaching the top ten in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. It further peaked at numbers two and eight on the US Rap Songs and Pop Songs charts, and charted within the top ten of the UK R&B Chart.