Drake Signs to Young Money Entertainment


The most-buzzed-about unsigned artist in the industry, Drake, has officially signed to Young Money Entertainment.

After a bidding war that included Universal Motown and Atlantic Records, the Canadian rapper-singer has made his home at the label founded by Lil Wayne.

The debut album from the “Best I Ever Had” hitmaker will be released on Young Money with distribution through Universal Republic, home to Amy Winehouse, Chamillionaire, and India.Arie.

Drake’s debut album, Thank Me Later, is scheduled for a late 2009 release.

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  1. Chill Out

    wow!!! i am so surprised!!! we knew it all along….
    congrats to the boy Drake….were waiting on the albumn now!


  2. mississippi girl

    Drake going to get Wayne a run for his money. Now he maybe the best thing out!!!!!!! Love Drake songs. Going to go get that cd.


  3. Lana B. Eezy

    Real good look Drake. He really has enough buzz to be independent but I know that distribution deal with Universal is what he needs to push him all the way.



  4. tell'em

    Universal Republic and Universal Motown are pretty much the same thing. Its actually called “Universal Motown Republic Group.” They have a shared urban division so its the same people that work Cash Money’s albums (ie Lil Wayne Carter III) will be working this… this is FAR from a surprise.


  5. nikehead

    yea it really didnt matter which label he singed to cause his buzz is just bananas. But i wonder if he got the 2 million dollar advance?


  6. J Dot

    He planned on doing Young Moolah all along he just wanted to see what other labels had to offer him and wanted to establish himself independently instead of “Wayne’s Dude”

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  7. DJ Game

    what a hideous dude. i cant stand when women think men look good just cause they have money.


  8. sexiikiim09

    is this surprising it was eventually gonna happen dont kno why he was frontin.


  9. scpyt2010

    Drake is a real superstar!! He raps, sings, acts, and he’s fine as hell!!! So all yall haters really needs to stop hating cause he is about to blow up!!!


  10. Catie

    No big shocker here, haha.


  11. niaa biaa

    your so fine


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