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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.
Beyonce was the big winner at the BET Awards on Sunday night (26Jun16), taking home four gongs.
The 34-year-old singer claimed the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist award, as well as the prestigious gong for Video of the Year for Formation. Her hit also earned her the Centric Award, while Beyonce completed her haul by taking home the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice award during the event at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater.
The stunning singer wowed audience members by opening the show with a performance of her track Freedom, from her hit album Lemonade. Her mother took to the stage to pick up the Video of the Year award on behalf of Beyonce, who had already jetted back tot he U.K. to continue with her Formation tour as soon as she finished her performance.
Drake also enjoyed a successful evening at the awards ceremony, winning three awards. As well as being named Best Male Hip Hop Artist, the 29-year-old took home Best Group alongside Future and Best Collaboration for Work, his track with Rihanna.
Continue reading: Beyonce Takes Home Four Gongs At Bet Awards
Drake's Views are still from the top of the U.S. album chart again after the rapper secured an eighth week at number one.
Views, which debuted at the top of the countdown and hasn't moved since, becomes one of only four hip-hop albums to spend at least eight weeks at the top of the Billboard 200.
Only Eminem (The Marshall Mathers LP), MC Hammer (Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em), and Vanilla Ice (To the Extreme) have managed the feat.
Meanwhile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' The Getaway rockets into the chart at two, and Beyonce’s Lemonade returns to the top three at three.
Drake has made history at the top of the U.K. singles chart by scoring the longest-running number one since music downloads were included in sales.
The rapper's One Dance has landed an 11th straight week at the top of the countdown, toppling his rumoured girlfriend Rihanna's 10-week record, and picking up the longest-running chart-topper of the 21st Century.
One Dance held off a challenge from French producer Kungs' This Girl remix, and Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling, which round out the new top three.
Calvin Harris and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For is at four and Drake and Rihanna's Too Good completes the top five.
Continue reading: Drake Makes History At The Top Of The U.k. Charts
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.
Hip-hop producer Detail has filed a lawsuit against rapper Drake over allegations he had his bodyguard beat him up.
Detail, real name Noel Fisher, filed documents against the Hotline Bling star, claiming Drake set him up for a physical encounter with the rapper's bodyguard.
In the papers obtained by TMZ.com, Fisher states Drake hired him in 2014 to work as his executive producer. However, Fisher ultimately declined the job, since he was unwillingly to exclusively create hits for Drake and no one else.
Fisher claims that a little while later, in June, 2014, Drake invited him to his Calabasas, California estate for what the hitmaker thought was another chance to work with the Canadian star.
Continue reading: Producer Sues Drake Over Alleged Beating
Drake has reportedly cancelled all fan meet and greet packages ahead of his Summer Sixteen tour.
The rapper's decision comes in the wake of the tragic murder of singer Christina Grimmie. The 22-year-old artist, who appeared on the U.S. television talent show The Voice in 2014, was killed earlier this month (Jun16) after gunman Kevin James Loibl, 27, shot her during a fan meet and greet following a concert in Orlando, Florida.
Editors at People magazine report an industry source revealed that fans who have booked the $1,000 (£681) VIP packages for Drake's Summer Sixteen Tour have been told the meet and greets were shelved due to "scheduling issues".
According to website Ticketmaster, the premium 6 God Meet and Greet Package includes a photo opportunity, a seat in the first five rows and a variety of merchandise including a 6 God candle, referencing the lyrics of Drake's hit song, and an incense holder.
Continue reading: Drake Cancels Fan Meet And Greets Ahead Of Tour Start
French Montana is $60,000 (GBP41,000) richer after winning a basketball bet with fellow rapper Drake.
The Cleveland Cavaliers won the championship on Sunday night (19Jun16) after beating the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, California, and it seems the 93-89 victory was an expensive loss for Drake.
In an Instagram video clip, French says, "Shout out to my brother, Drizzy Drake, for that 60 bands 'cause you ain't believe in (Cavaliers star and man of the finals) LeBron (James)."
Basketball fan Drake has been courtside for many of his hometown team the Toronto Raptors' games this season, but he's a huge fan of the Warriors' Steph Curry even referencing the player in the lyrics to his 2014 track 0 To 100.
Continue reading: Drake Loses $60,000 Basketball Bet With French Montana
Nick Jonas honoured those affected by the Orlando shooting as he accepted a prize at the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.
The Jealous singer won the iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year at the Canadian music ceremony on Sunday night (19Jun16), and he took time from his moment of celebration to let those affected by the Orlando shooting know that their tragedy has not been forgotten.
He dedicated the prize to the 49 people who were killed in the massacre in gay nightclub Pulse in Florida on 12 June (16) during his acceptance speech.
"It's been a tough couple of weeks - a lot of hate and violence in the world - but it's moments like this where we can all come together and celebrate the good times and be full of joy and happiness," he said. "It's a beautiful thing so thank you for this... I dedicate this to all the families and victims of the shootings recently. We love you and we have not forgotten."
Continue reading: Nick Jonas Dedicates Award To Orlando Victims
Drake dominated the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards on Sunday (19Jun16), winning five of the top awards.
The Toronto native's Hotline Bling won the Canadian music video network's annual prizegiving's biggest gong of the night for Video of the Year, as well as Best Hip Hop Video and Best Director for Director X.
Drake also earned the title of Most Buzzworthy Canadian, and his collaboration with Majid Jordan, My Love, also won Best MuchFACT Video. Meanwhile Jordan won another trophy for Best Post-Production thanks to his music video for Every Step of the Way.
Drake was not on hand for the Toronto event, as he's been in the Dominican Republic filming the music video for No Shopping - the latest single from rapper French Montana.
Continue reading: Drake Dominates 2016 Iheartradio Much Music Video Awards
Drake's Views has topped the Billboard 200 music chart for a seventh week in a row.
The Started from the Bottom rapper has become the first male artist to spend seven consecutive weeks at the number one spot since Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP in 2000.
Nick Jonas' Last Year Was Complicated has debuted at number two, while the Hamilton cast album takes the third spot.
Beyonce's Lemonade and Jon Bellion's The Human Condition close out the top five, respectively
Drake - New York Fashion Week - KIA STYLE360 hosts Serena Williams Signature Collection by HSN at Metropolitan West, New York Fashion Week - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 15th September 2015
Date of birth
24th October, 1986
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