How Drake Got Famous

Drake is a famous musician. He has 29.4M YouTube subscribers and his songs are played all over the world.

Here are 3 lessons from his success.

1. Pursue your passion

Drake was a successful actor on a hit TV show before he blew up in music. He was one of the main characters on Degrassi and appeared in 145 episodes from 2001 – 2009. That’s 8 years of dedication. Yet, he gave that up and pursued music because it was his true passion. Thus, don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great. Follow your true passion.

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2. Be unique

Drake stood out because his music was unique. It was a mix of Rap and R&B which made him different from most artists in the industry. Thus, you should do everything possible to get noticed. Mix content types, video styles, clothes, hair, anything. In entertainment, the more you stand out, the more successful you will be.

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3. Create amazing content

Drake actually got famous because a random fan heard his music online and then played it for Lil Wayne. Imagine how crazy that is. And the stranger happened to be Jas Prince, the son of James Prince. Jas was just a well-connected guy who liked Drake’s music and played it for Lil Wayne during a car ride.

Then Lil Wayne loved the music so much, he met Drake the next day. Drake is just a creator like you who became famous because he produced great content and got noticed by a connected fan. Thus, create amazing videos. You never know who is watching.

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