Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper and singer. Gaining recognition by starring in the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–2007), Drake released his debut mixtape Room for Improvement in 2006; pursuing a career in music, he released the mixtapes Comeback Season (2007) and So Far Gone (2009) before signing with Young Money Entertainment. Drake was signed as a solo artist to Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records for nine years. Drake's 2018 release Scorpion was his last project under Young Money/Cash Money. Since then, Drake's music is distributed directly by Republic Records under exclusive license from Drake's OVO Sound label.