Drake released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Young Money Entertainment in June 2009. He released his debut studio album Thank Me Later in 2010, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. His next two releases Take Care (2011) and Nothing Was the Same (2013) were both critical successes. In 2015, he released the two mixtapes If You're Reading This It's Too Late and a collaboration with Future titled What a Time to Be Alive, both of which earned Platinum certifications in the US. His fourth album Views (2016) sat atop the Billboard 200 for 13 nonconsecutive weeks, becoming the first album by a male solo artist to do so in over a decade. At the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, Drake won a record-breaking 13 Billboard Music Awards, including Top Billboard 200 Album for Views and Top Artist. In 2017, he released the playlist More Life, which set multiple streaming records.
Among the world's best-selling music artists, with over 170 million records sold, Drake is ranked as the world's highest-certified digital singles artist by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Drake also holds several Billboard chart records; he has the most charted songs (208) of any artists in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the most simultaneously charted Hot 100 songs in a single week (27), the most time on the Hot 100 (431 weeks), and the most Hot 100 debuts in a week (22). He also has the most number-one singles on the Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Rhythmic Charts. Drake has won four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, a record 27 Billboard Music Awards, two Brit Awards and three Juno Awards. Drake has a net worth of $180 million dollars. Since first gaining mainstream success, Drake has earned more than $400 million in his career before taxes and lifestyle costs. Between June 2017 and June 2018 Drake earned $45 million. In 2017 he earned a total of $95 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned $75 million.