- Published on Tuesday, December 04 2012
- Written by Amanda Baltazar
This past weekend, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, Justin Bieber gave 60k+ devoted fans a huge surprise during his concert. As he was singing “Right Here”, he was joined on stage by none other than Drake, who continued to perform the rest of the song. Afterward, Drake had some very nice things to say about his fellow Canadian, and that performing there was one of Drake’s dreams come true. He continued to perform his own song “The Motto”, and the whole crowd went crazy and sang along with him. Here is a fan’s video of the surprising guest appearance:
Man, what I would have done to be at that concer! Two of my favorite Canadians sharing the stage. I’m pretty sure everyone knows how J-Biebs got his start in the industry, being recruited by Usher... but who remembers how Drake got started?
Before he became Drizzy Drake, he used to be known as Aubrey Drake Graham. Originally from Toronto, Graham played Jimmy Brooks on the very popular Canadian television series "Degrassi: The Next Generation". As an avid "Degrassi" watcher, I was in love with Jimmy from the start. He grew up on the show, and that was where he laid down tracks of himself rapping. Although there was a huge, dramatic storyline on "Degrassi" for Jimmy surrounding his music, Graham’s mixtapes also generated some buzz in the music industry.
In 2009, he signed a recording contract with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, and thus Drake was born. Now, Drake has sold over five million albums all over the world and has worked with many, many big names in the industry. He, himself, is now one of the most well-known and recognized names in the music world, and his career is only going up from here.
From Aubrey Graham and Jimmy Brooks to Drizzy Drake, he is most definitely making the most out of life and has worked hard to get to where he is now. He truly lives up to his motto, “You only live once.” #YOLO
- Amanda Baltazar, YH Staff
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