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Drake (born Aubrey Drake Graham; October 24th 1986) Drake is a Grammy winning Canadian rapper and actor.
Net Worth: Drake has a net worth of $35 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2014).
Childhood: Drake was born in Toronto, Ontario. His parents are teacher Sandi Graham and drummer Dennis Graham - they divorced when he was a young child. His early education took place at a Jewish school during which he had his Bar Mitzvah. He enjoyed playing hockey for the Weston Red Wings and later attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute where he first took an interest in acting. He was also educated at Vaughan Road Academy but dropped out - graduating some years later. He and his mother had little money while he was growing up and struggled to come to terms with seeing his father go to prison twice.
Career: Drake began his acting career at 15 with a role in Canadian TV show 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'. He then got into rapping with his first mixtape 'Room for Improvement' released in 2006, which featured Trey Songz and Lupe Fiasco. He released another the following year entitled 'Comeback Season' featuring single 'Replacement Girl'. In 2008, he was invited on tour by Lil Wayne during which time they recorded two songs together: 'Ransom' and 'I Want This Forever'. Drake achieved radio success with his third mixtape 'So Far Gone' which spawned his debut EP. Following that release, he worked with the likes of Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Jamie Foxx among others. In 2009, he signed to Young Money Entertainment and subsequently went on tour with Lil Wayne and others on America's Most Wanted Tour. Drake's debut album, 'Thank Me Later', was released in 2010 and topped the charts at number one. The first single from the album was 'Over' which was subsequently nominated for a Grammy. He was praised for his venture into singing on Platinum certified second single 'Find Your Love'. He promoted the release with a free concert alongside Hanson in New York, an event which sparked a riot following overcrowding. That year he featured on the Young Artists for Haiti version of K'naan's 'Wavin' Flag'. He also hosted the first OVO (October's Very Own) Festival and embarked on his Lights Dreams and Nightmares Tour. His second album 'Take Care' was released in 2011 and featured lead single 'Headlines' which he performed on ice during the NHL All Star Game in Canada. His second single 'Make Me Proud' featured Nicki Minaj while third single 'The Motto' was a collaboration with Lil Wayne. The latter song famously made popular the phrase 'YOLO' (You Only Live Once). The album's title track featured Rihanna and became his biggest hit as an artist so far. In 2012, Drake formed the record label OVO Sound with Noah "40" Shebib. Drake featured on Rick Ross's single 'Diced Pineapples', 'Poetic Justice' by Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky's 'Fu**in' Problems'. In 2013, he won a Grammy award for Best Rap Album before releasing 'Started from the Bottom', the first single from his third album 'Nothing Was the Same'. He had his first appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' that year as a guest host and musical guest. Drake:
Personal Life: Drake has a relationship with singer Keshia Chante during his early career. He dated Rihanna in 200 and since then there have been many rumours of them re-uniting. In 2009, he was hospitalised with a torn ligament in his knee after falling on stage. He has been involved with various feuds, most notably with Chris Brown with whom he had an physical dispute in a nightclub in 2012. Since then, the pair have become friends.
Drake has now equalled Wet Wet Wet’s chart record.
Drake’s 'One Dance' is still on top of the UK singles chart this week, logging a massive 15 weeks at number one. The Canadian rapper has now equaled the chart record set by Wet Wet Wet’s ‘Love Is All Around’ in 1994 and he’s one week away from the all-time record, held by Bryan Adams’ (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.
Drake’s ‘One Dance’ is still on top of the UK chart.
Speaking to the NME, Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellow congratulated Drake on equalling the band’s chart feat: “The way music is consumed today is very different to 20-odd years ago, so it’s difficult to equate the two records. Congratulations to Drake and his team though, for a job well done.”
Continue reading: Drake's 'One Dance' Scores 15th Week On Top Of The UK Singles Chart
Drake is close to breaking the record for longest reigning number one of all time.
Drake’s ‘One Dance’ has done it again! For the 14th week in a row the track is at number one on the UK singles chart, putting Drake close to an all-time chart record. ‘One Dance’ debuted in the chart at number 21 on April 8th, but rose to the top spot a week later.
Drake is still at number one with ‘One Dance’.
Drake is now just two weeks away from breaking the all-time record for the longest reigning UK number one single. The current record is held by Bryan Adams’ ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’, which spent 16 weeks at number one in 1991.
Continue reading: Drake's 'One Dance' Is On Top Of UK Singles Chart For 14th Week
Drake has been spending a lot of time with Rihanna during the UK leg of her ‘Anti’ tour.
It looks like Rihanna and Drake’s on-again, off-again romance is definitely back on, as the two have partied together for four nights in a row in the UK. In the early hours of Saturday morning (July 2), the pair were pictured at London’s Tape nightclub together, fuelling reconciliation rumours.
Rihanna and Drake are said to be back together.
On Wednesday night Drake joined Rihanna on stage for a rendition of their hit ‘Work’, telling the crowd: “Shout out to the most beautiful, talented woman I've ever seen. She goes by the name of Rihanna ... I'm getting my heart broken.”
The pair have been spotted leaving the same London nightclub together in the early hours for the second night in a row.
Rihanna and Drake have fuelled rumours that they might be on the verge of getting back together, as the former lovebirds were spotted partying late into the night together in London for a second night in a row this week.
28 year old Rihanna is currently in Britain on tour, in support of her latest album Anti, and the Canadian rapper, whom she dated briefly in 2009, has joined her on-stage in a number of performances, most recently in Manchester on Wednesday night.
Rihanna and Drake performing 'Work' together
Rihanna and Drake pictured leaving Tramps nightclub in London at 4.30am seconds apart. The pair were seen out for the second night in a row following Rihanna's show in Manchester. Drake and Rihanna continue to spark dating rumours. - Thursday 30th June 2016
The Canadian rapper has held on to the top spot for an 11th week.
Drake’s ‘One Dance’ featuring Wizkid is spending its 11th week on top of the UK singles chart, in what is now a record breaking reign. The single which features on the Canadian rapper’s fourth studio album, Views debuted at number 21 on April 8 before jumping to the top spot a week later.
Drake’s ‘One Dance’ is now the longest running number one single of the digital age.
The single is now the longest running number one of the digital age, since 2004 when legal downloading services were introduced. The record was previously held by Drake’s sometime collaborator Rihanna when ‘Umbrella’ spend 10 weeks at number one in 2007.
Grande managed to knock Drake off the top spot after two weeks at number one.
Ariana Grande has landed her first ever UK number one album, with her third studio offering, Dangerous Woman. The US singer managed to knock Canadian rapper Drake off the top spot, after he returned to number one for a second time last week with Views.
Ariana Grande has scored her first UK number one album.
But it was a close race, as Dangerous Woman beat Views by just 600 combined chart sales, according to the Official Charts company. The album sees Grande collaborate with artists including Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Macy Gray.
Continue reading: 'Dangerous Woman' Ariana Grande Scores First UK Number One Album
The album is the first in history to chart without selling a single copy.
Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book has entered the Billboard 200 chart at number eight this week, despite not selling a single copy. The album secured a top 10 spot thanks to streaming alone, making it the first album to break the Billboard 200 solely from streams.
Chance the Rapper has entered the Billboard chart thanks to streaming numbers.
The album earned 57.3 million streams on Apple Music which translated into 38,000 stream equivalent albums on the charts. Coloring Book was released on May 13, exclusively via the Apple Music streaming service and it will not be available on other services until May 27.
Rapper rubbed salt into LeBron's wounds after the game.
Canadian rapper Drake had absolutely no sympathy for injured NBA star Lebron James after the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to Toronto Raptors on Saturday (May 21st 2016), taking to Instagram to throw some serious shade at the basketball hero following his unexpected loss. There's such a thing as a sore winner, Drake!
Drake is way too pleased with himself after Raptors win
Drake is well-known for being a basketball fan and indeed an avid supporter of the Toronto Raptors, and even though he wasn't present at the game at the Air Canada Centre where he often is, it didn't stop him taunting an already dejected LeBron James about his surprise defeat with a throwback Instagram shot featuring the star on the verge of tears during a past game. 'Flying home for game 4', Drake tagged the snap.
The rapper's plans for his property in Bridle Path, Toronto include a full-sized basketball court!
With his newest album Views having sold a million copies in a little over a week and his new status the most streamed artist in Spotify history, it’s safe to say that Drake is pretty flushed with cash at the moment.
Now, according to new reports, he’s planning to shell out a substantial amount of his fortune on his dream home, refurbishing a multi-million dollar property that he purchased in the upmarket Bridle Path region of his hometown Toronto.
Stunning architechtural plans for Drake's dream mansion in Toronto have been uncovered
Continue reading: Drake's Plans For His New Toronto Mansion Are Absolutely Incredible
With his new album 'Views From the 6' just days away, Drake announced details of a new tour with fellow rapper Future.
Ahead of the imminent release of his long-awaited new album, Drake has announced details of a new summer tour with recent collaborator Future later this year.
The Summer Sixteen Tour – named after a cut from Drizzy’s Views From the 6 which finally drops this Friday (April 29th) – will see the Canadian rapper undertake a 32 date tour across North America with his recent creative partner Future, with whom he released the hit album What a Time to Be Alive last year.
Drake is preparing for a new summer tour with Future
Continue reading: Drake Announces New Summer Tour With Future
Date of birth
24th October, 1986
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