Drake

Drake

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Drake Unveils New Album's First Single 'Summer Sixteen'


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Drake has kept his fans extremely thirsty for more new music since he released the number one sing-a-long hit 'Hotline Bling', but he's only been drip-feeding us recently. Now though, we're looking at a great basin of tunes as he announces that his fourth studio album 'Views From The 6' is set to be released this Spring.

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It's about time too; since 2013's 'Nothing Was the Same', Drake has been slowly releasing a string of singles over the past year, but now he's finally brought to us the confirmed first track from his upcoming new project. 'Summer Sixteen' may not be appropriately titled for those of us still battling that Winter chill, but it's certainly enough to get us in the mood for the coming months. Of course, cheeky Drake has poked fun at several of his peers in the song, as can be expected, including Jay Z, Kanye West and even President Barack Obama. Though these are only light digs; hardly beef-worthy.

Continue reading: Drake Unveils New Album's First Single 'Summer Sixteen'

Rihanna Unveils New Single 'Work' From Eagerly 'Anti'-cipated Album


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Finally, it looks like Rihanna might actually be set to release her long-awaited eighth studio album 'Anti', as she unveils a brand new single featuring Drake. We've never had to wait so long for an album from the singer before (it's been in the making since 2014), so it better be worth waiting for.

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The new single is called 'Work' and it made its public premiere over the radio today (January 27th 2016). It can also be streamed on artist-friendly subscription service Tidal. The track saw her re-unite with pal (and ex-boyfriend) Drake, who first worked with the singer on her Grammy nominated 2010 song 'What's My Name'. 

Continue reading: Rihanna Unveils New Single 'Work' From Eagerly 'Anti'-cipated Album

Kanye West Drops Surprise New Track 'Facts', Takes Aim At Nike And Drake


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Kanye West began 2016 by dropping a surprise new track last night titled ‘Facts’. The song is thought to be taken from the rapper’s as-yet-untitled new album, which still doesn't have a release date. In ‘Fact’s’ verses West takes aim at Nike, Drake and Bill Cosby, as well as referencing his financial gains over the past year.

Kanye WestKanye West has just dropped new track, ‘Facts’.

The track opens by sampling ‘Dirt and Grime’ by 70’s jazz-funk band Father’s Children, before referencing Drake with the line, ‘Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman.’ He then talks about his recent Adidas collaboration, which saw his Yeezy boots sell out in minutes, while also throwing some shade at rivals Nike.

Continue reading: Kanye West Drops Surprise New Track 'Facts', Takes Aim At Nike And Drake

Chloe Dobinson's Top 10 Albums Of 2015


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10. Drake - If You're Reading This Then You're Too Late
Making an impromptu release of his 4th studio album Drake made a return proving why he is one of the most in demand rappers. Highlights of the album include opening track Legend -which features a long instrumental introduction with background vocals giving a harmonic feel to the track. Track Energy sees keys help make the track come alive with the Canadian rapper pushing himself as an artist and pushing the boundaries in the rap industry.

9. The Libertines - Anthems for Doomed Youth
Released in September The Libertines marked a return to the music scene following their 2004 self-titled album. A decade on the band proves their songwriting skills never went away with tracks such Gunga Din a racous, fun indie track making fans of The Libertines feels as if they never went away. Athems for Doomed Youth is a softer album from a band who is constanlty in the headlines for the wrong reasons. Heart of the Matter is a highlight of the album catchy, light and will become a firm favorite when the band play summer festival next year.

Continue reading: Chloe Dobinson's Top 10 Albums Of 2015

Tom Ford Lipstick Brand Named 'Drake' Sells Out Online Within Minutes


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A brand of lipstick named after the megastar rapper Drake has sold out within minutes of going on sale, with the only items now available being re-sold on eBay for upwards of $225.

After Black Friday in November, the luxury fashion brand Tom Ford re-released a popular line of lipstick shades called ‘Lips & Boys’, with each of the 25 colours tagged with a different boys’ name. Drake (the Canadian rapper’s real name is Aubrey Graham) happened to be one of the new names, and all of those items sold out within minutes, according to Elle.

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Rihanna Is The Most Streamed Female Artist Of 2015 On Spotify, Despite No New Album


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Rihanna has been revealed as the most streamed female artist on Spotify in 2015, despite not releasing a new album. Fans of the pop queen clearly haven’t been too put off by the lack of new music, voraciously devouring her back catalogue as she racked up just over 1 billion streams for the year.

Spotify unveiled its end-of-year list on Tuesday (December 1st), which also showed Canadian rapper Drake to be the most streamed artist of the year altogether, with 1.8 billion plays of his back catalogue throughout the year after he dropped fourth album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late at the start of 2015.

RihannaRihanna was the most-streamed female artist of 2015 on Spotify, though fans are still waiting for 'Anti' to appear...

Continue reading: Rihanna Is The Most Streamed Female Artist Of 2015 On Spotify, Despite No New Album

Drake In Favour Of Adele Remix Of 'Hotline Bling'


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Canadian rapper Drake has agreed in principle to work on the remix of his track ‘Hotline Bling’ that Adele suggested earlier this week, saying that he’d “do anything” with her.

The rap hero responded on Wednesday night to the ‘Hello’ singer’s request, and seemed like he was in favour of the idea – he even offered to do chores for her.

The 29 year old told reporters in Toronto: “I'd do anything with Adele. I'd literally go to Adele's house right now and do laundry for her.”

Continue reading: Drake In Favour Of Adele Remix Of 'Hotline Bling'

Adele Wants To Work With Drake On 'Hotline Bling' Remix


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Adele has said she’s keen to work with Drake on an official remix of his hit song 'Hotline Bling’. Much like Adele’s ‘Hello’, ‘Hotline Bling’ became one of the year’s most memed music videos after it’s release in July, with clips of Drake dancing popping up all over the internet.

AdeleAdele wants to work with Drake on a remix of ‘Hotline Bling’.

Speaking to etalk, Adele said she’s even tried her hand at imitating some of Drake’s famous moves from the video. "I had a drink like three weeks ago [with] my best friends, in fact it was to celebrate ‘Hello’,” the singer said.

Continue reading: Adele Wants To Work With Drake On 'Hotline Bling' Remix

Celebrities Watch The LA Lakers

Drake - Celebrities watch the LA Lakers play The Toronto Raptors at the Staples Center at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th November 2015

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Drake Offers To Revive Channel 4 Drama 'Top Boy' And Move It To Chicago


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Rapper Drake may have come to the rescue of cancelled Channel Four drama ‘Top Boy’, by offering to finance a third series based in Chicago. According to the show’s star Ashley Walters, Drake has talked about helping bring the show back, but he’ll have to stump up more cash.

Drake Drake is a big fan of axed Channel 4 drama ‘Top Boy’.

Speaking on YouTube series ‘Not For The Radio’ Walters said, "Drake thought ['Top Boy'] was proper. This was via text. I was speaking to Future mainly, Drake's manager. We were going back and forth. And we were like, 'Put a deal on the table’.”

Continue reading: Drake Offers To Revive Channel 4 Drama 'Top Boy' And Move It To Chicago

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Revealed As Highest-Earning Hip-Hop Star Of 2015


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Despite not having released an album in nearly half a decade, Sean “P Diddy” Combs has been revealed as the highest-earning hip-hop star in the world this year with a gross income of $60 million from June 2014 to June 2015.

Diddy displaces Dr Dre in Forbes’ annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings rundown, with his income coming from various successful business ventures plus number of sponsorship and endorsement deals. His Ciroc brand of vodka has proven extremely popular in the States, and it has been this that has formed the bedrock of his financial health this year.

The rapper has also enjoyed income from his clothing line Sean John, his water brand Aquahydrate and TV network Revolt.

Continue reading: Sean 'Diddy' Combs Revealed As Highest-Earning Hip-Hop Star Of 2015

Drake And Future Are Dropping Their Collaborative Album Tonight


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The rumours are true and the wait is (almost) over! Drake and Future will be releasing their collaborative mixtape, What a Time to Be Alive, exclusively through iTunes and Apple Music tonight (Sunday 20th). The album will get its first play on Drake’s OVO Sound radio show on Beats 1 at 6 p.m. EST.

DrakeDrake is about to drop his collaborative mixtape with Future.

The collaboration was confirmed by Drake on Saturday, when he posted the album’s artwork on Instagram as well as a photo mashing up Drake's OVO Sound logo with Future's Freebandz symbol.

Continue reading: Drake And Future Are Dropping Their Collaborative Album Tonight

New York Fashion Week - KIA STYLE360 Hosts Serena Williams Signature Collection By HSN

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Celebrities Attend The Semi-finals Of The 2015 Tennis U.S. Open

Drake - Celebrities attend the Semi-finals of the 2015 Tennis U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Billy Jean King National Tennis Center - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 11th September 2015

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Drake's Guest Spot At Lil Wayne Gig Becomes Casualty Of Apple And Tidal War


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Tidal users who were tuning in to the livestream of Lil Wayne’s gig at his Lil Weezyana Festival in New Orleans were left missing out when Drake stopped by to deliver a brief three-song cameo. When Drake hit the stage the livestream stopped, reportedly due to the fact that the Canadian rapper is Apple Music’s main man, while Wayne is a co-owner of Jay-Z’s Tidal.

drakeDrake’s performance with Lil Wayne was cut from Tidal’s livestream.

The Tidal twitter account told users, ”Apple is interfering with artistry and will not allow this artist to stream. Sorry for Big Brother’s inconvenience” as Drake took the stage, adding ”We'll be back after the performance.”

Continue reading: Drake's Guest Spot At Lil Wayne Gig Becomes Casualty Of Apple And Tidal War

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Drake

Date of birth

24th October, 1986

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.83




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