Drake

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Biography

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.



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Drake Launches Intense New Short Film 'Please Forgive Me'


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Drake has released a brand new short film yesterday (September 25th 2016) following the number one success of his fourth studio album 'Views'. At 23 minutes long, the clip is entitled 'Please Forgive Me' and is now available exclusively on Apple Music. 

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The film has been co-directed by Anthony Mandler - the same guy behind the Canadian rapper's 'Over', 'Miss Me' and 'Fancy' videos, as well as Jay Z's 'Holy Grail', Nicki Minaj's 'Starships' and Rihanna's 'Diamonds' - and co-stars dancehall artist Popcaan, Belgian model Fanny Neguesha, Soni Chidiebere and house singer Kyla Reid. Drake is in the lead role, of course. It has been released four days ahead of it's originally planned September 30th launch date. Mandler also co-wrote the script with Apple Music Head of Content Larry Jackson.

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Kanye West Fires Back At Kid Cudi Twitter Diss


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Kanye West has responded to Kid Cudi’s string of tweets blasting him and other rappers such as Drake as “the fake ones”, by launching into an onstage rant against Cudi while performing a gig in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday (September 14th).

“Kid Cudi, don't ever mention 'Ye name. I birthed you,” he says in a fan video doing the rounds. “We all dealing with that emo shit all the time… Don't ever mention 'Ye name. Don't try to say who I can do songs with. You mad 'cause I'm doing songs with Drake? Ain't nobody telling 'Ye who to do songs with! Respect the God!”

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Drake Makes Another Public Declaration Of Love For Rihanna After She Joins Him Onstage


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Drake and Rihanna’s public love-fest continued on Saturday night, when the ‘Work’ singer joined the rapper onstage for the finale of his three-night concert series at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. After Drake’s declaration of love of RI-Ri at the VMAs last month, the two have been insperabile, despite not confirming their romance.

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Rihanna joined drake for a rendition of their collaboration ‘Work’, before moving into her solo hit ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’. Afterwards Drake told the crowd: “I pray that you find somebody that holds you down like this woman right here.”

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Kanye West Confirms He's Working On Collaboration Album With Drake


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The musical collaboration that hip-hop fans have been dreaming about could actually be on! In a new interview with Vogue magazine, Kanye West revealed that he’s working with fellow rap superstar Drake on a collaboration album.

“We're just working on music, working on a bunch of music together, just having fun going into the studio,” he admitted to the publication this week. “We're working on an album, so there's some exciting things coming up soon.”

Kanye didn’t reveal any working title or a prospective release date, but nevertheless the news constitutes one of the most high-profile collaborations in pop music in recent memory.

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Suspect Who Allegedly Burgled Drake's Tour Bus Arrested


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A 21 year old worker at a Drake concert has been arrested after he allegedly stole $3 million worth of jewellery from the rapper’s tour bus while he was performing a gig in Arizona earlier this week.

Travion King, a transient who occasionally worked jobs for the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, was arrested and taken into custody on Wednesday night (September 7th), having allegedly committed the burglary the previous night while Drake was performing at the venue.

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Rihanna Tells Drake "I Love You For That" After Touching VMAs Speech


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In an eventful week in which Drake publicly congratulated her and declared his love for her at the VMAs, and then engaging in THAT kiss in Miami, Rihanna has thanked Drake for his speech last Sunday, saying “I love you for that!”

In a lengthy Instagram caption she posted on Friday (September 2nd), accompanying a clip of Drake’s speech before he handed over the Video Vanguard Award at New York’s Madison Square Garden last weekend, she thanked all her friends, family and colleagues for her massive commercial success that stretches back over more than a decade.

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Drake And Rihanna Finally Kiss When She Joins Him Onstage At Miami Gig


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After seemingly being snubbed at last weekend’s VMAs, Drake has finally got what he wanted when he and Rihanna kissed onstage during his gig in Miami this week.

During Drake’s Summer Sixteen tour concert at the American Airlines Arena in the Floridian city on Wednesday night (August 31st), the Barbadian singer appeared for a rendition of her hit ‘B**** Better Have My Money’ and received a kiss from the rapper – to which she responded by wrapping her arms around him and dancing with him.

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Beyonce Rules Over MTV VMAs With Eight Wins


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Winning a total of eight awards, Beyonce dominated a MTV Video Music Awards ceremony that was thankfully free of controversy on Sunday night (August 28th).

Both before and throughout the entire evening, Bey was a one-woman headline generator, as she firstly stole the red carpet, along with her daughter Blue Ivy, who was wearing an eye-watering $11,000 dress, before winning in eight of the 11 categories in which she was nominated – including the prestigious Video of the Year prize for track ‘Formation’.

“First of all I'd like to thank my beautiful daughter and my incredible husband for all of their support,” she said during one of her acceptance speeches.

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Kanye West Tweets Plea To Radio Stations To Play Frank Ocean's 'Blonde'


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Kanye West has taken to Twitter to plead with radio stations to play tracks from Frank Ocean’s long-awaited second album Blonde. Ocean released Blonde without warning last Saturday and the album has received praise from fans and critics for its complexities and innovative songwriting.

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“If anyone at radio really loves music ... Come together and pick your favorite Frank Ocean song and play it at least 10 times a day,” West tweeted. “Every station across the globe. I Heart. Clear Channel local stations. Satellite. Every station.”

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Drake Reignites Meek Mill Feud, Calls Him A "P***y" Onstage


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More than a year after their highly entertaining and one-sided ‘beef’, Drake has decided to reignite his feud with rap rival Meek Mill by calling him a “p***y” onstage during a concert.

The Canadian multi-platinum rapper, who is currently touring his new album Views, was in Meek Mill’s hometown on Philadelphia when he made the decision to reload and aim both barrels at the rapper, unleashing a series of disses during his gig at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday night (August 21st).

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Drake seen leaving Tape club at 5.30am after partying with Rihanna for the 4th night in a row. London, United Kingdom - Saturday 2nd July 2016

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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

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Drake - Jewel Nightclub Grand Opening Weekend at Aria Las Vegas at Jewel Nightclub - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 20th May 2016

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Rihanna , Drake - Brit Awards Show at the 02 Arena in London. at 02 Arena, Brit Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 24th February 2016

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Drake - Celebrities attend a BRIT awards 2016 after party at Tramp club - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th February 2016

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Drake

Date of birth

24th October, 1986

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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