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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.
The rapper reportedly wasn’t feeling too well.
Fans of Drake in Amsterdam on Monday night were left furious after the rapper postponed his show for the third time in three months.
Doors had already opened at the 17,000 capacity Ziggo Dome, when the audience were told that Drake would not be performing and fans quickly began voicing their displeasure.
Drake has postponed his Amsterdam show for the third time
Nicki filmed footage for the video on Westminster Bridge last Sunday.
Nicki Minaj reportedly plans to reshoot scenes for her upcoming ‘No Frauds’ music video in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack on London.
The rapper filmed scenes for the video on Westminster Bridge last Sunday, just days before the attack which left five people dead. According to reports, Minaj now feels it would be inappropriate to include the footage.
Nicki Minaj will reportedly not include scenes filmed on Westminster Bridge in her new music video
Jennifer Lopez has returned to the recording studio after teasing sexy behind the microphone.
Jennifer Lopez has hinted that she's working on new music after sharing a sexy studio selfie.
The 47-year-old R&B singer - whose last hit was 2016's 'Ain't Your Mama' - looked sultry as she posed in a recording booth for the first time this year.
She captioned the picture posted on her Instagram on Sunday (26.03.17): Back at it... (sic)''
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Returns To Recording Studio With Sexy Selfie
Rihanna turned 29 on Monday and Drake didn't forget about her big day.
On Monday Drake showed his love for Ri Ri once again, when he wished her a happy birthday during his show in Dublin.
Continue reading: Drake Has A Lot Of Love For Rihanna As He Wishes Her A Happy Birthday
The singer has accused the academy of labelling him as a rapper because he's black
Drake has spoken out about why he boycotted one of the industry’s biggest music ceremonies: the Grammys. The star has slammed the academy, accusing it of racial profiling and labelling his hit song Hotline Bling rap because of the colour of his skin.
Drake has accused the Grammys of racial profiling
The Canadian musician won best rap performance and best rap song for his hugely popular track at the 59th Grammy Awards earlier this month but the 30-year-old was nowhere to be seen at the ceremony.
Continue reading: Drake Has Hit Out At Grammys And Reveals Why He Boycotted The Ceremony
The rapper had just played a sold-out show at the Manchester Arena.
Drake reportedly offered to talk a man down from a bridge in the early hours of Sunday morning, following his gig at the Manchester Arena.
The rapper is said to have become caught up in the incident at around 5.40am, as the tour bus carrying him and his entourage through the city centre became stuck in traffic.
Drake reportedly offered to talk down a man from a bridge in Manchester
The rapper has called the claims ‘a fake media story’.
Drake has taken to Instagram to deny that he asked a woman to remove her hijab during his show at London’s O2 Arena last week.
The rapper’s denial comes after a video emerged of him online telling a fan during the show: “You got on that hot ass scarf right there, you might wanna take this off. You gotta turn this muthaf***er up. You gotta come out of that s**t."
Continue reading: Drake Denies Asking Fan To Remove Hijab During London Concert
Hectic schedules are to blame for the recent 'fizzling' of their relationship, but that doesn't mean they don't want to see each other in the future, insiders say.
The rumoured couple had been spotted together at New Year’s Eve and in mid-January, with Drake at one point said to have bought a $100,000 necklace for J-Lo, who is 17 years his senior.
However, last weekend Lopez posted a cryptic message via Instagram, a quotation normally associated with break-ups that read: “Timing is everything. If it's meant to happen, it will, and for the right reasons.” Many took this to mean that things had either fizzled out or they were taking a break.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez And Drake's Relationship Has Cooled Off
Are they making music together again?
It's times like these that make it important for people to stick together, and it seems that Nicki Minaj and Drake have taken note of that and decided to reconcile after over two years of not speaking. Plus, throw Lil Wayne into the mix and it looks like we can expect new music from the Young Money golden trio.
Nicki Minaj has joined forces with Drake for the first time in over two years
They haven't commented on their reunion, but both Nicki and Drake posted the same shot of the pair of them together yesterday (February 1st 2017). They later posted another picture of themselves along with their frequent collaborator Lil Wayne. Nicki hasn't said anything about their reaquaintance on Twitter, however; by the looks of things, she's been more concerned with people's use of the word 'literally'.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj And Drake Are Best Buddies Again Post Meek Mill
Travis Scott, who is supporting Drake on his Boy Meets World tour round the UK, fell through a hole in the stage in London this week.
The Canadian rapper, 30, made the promise after the incident which happened as he performed in front of tens of thousands of fans at the London O2 Arena on Wednesday night (February 1st), the second date on his Boy Meets World tour.
Drake had invited Travis Scott, 24, on to the stage to perform his single ‘Goosebumps’. As he bounded down the walkway, he suddenly disappeared down a hole in the stage that contained a huge globe that rises out from the floor as part of Drake’s stage show.
Drake and various other celebrities are spotted at the Lakers game. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors by the final score of 117-97 at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 4th November 2016
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
Date of birth
24th October, 1986
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