The music business definitely isn't what it used to be even 15 years ago. Some albums that shipped platinum in the 1990s probably wouldn't even move numbers these days. In a sea of rappers, there are only a few who are consistently making it to the top of the charts and those artists are the ones who've succeeded in making the crossover hit -- a track that resonates from hip-hop radio to the Top 40.

Drake is always good for a few of these, breaking through boundaries since the inception of his career. His mere existence as a part of rap's upper echelon in the new millennium was an unexpected feat for a Canadian child actor who hadn't been heard by the masses until 2009.