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.



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Drake Buys Jennifer Lopez A $100,000 Necklace


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Although they only confirmed their relationship less than a month ago, Drake appears to be taking his romance with Jennifer Lopez to the next level already by buying the singer a diamond necklace reportedly worth $100,000.

The 30 year old Canadian rapper laid out a six-figure sum for a platinum and diamond Tiffany Victoria necklace, according to many sources. Lopez wore the 17” diamond-encrusted piece, which features round and teardrop-shaped diamonds studded in platinum, on New Year’s Eve in a picture she posted on Instagram at the time.

Lopez, 47, had attended Drake’s NYE show at Hakkasan Las Vegas nightclub and cheered him on from the audience, shortly after the initial rumours that they were dating had begun.

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A History Of Drake And Rihanna's Relationship


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Rihanna and Drake. We've seen these two hit headlines together more times than we can count over the last seven years and it's safe to say we may have seen the last of this relationship/collaboration. Things have got real frosty since Drake started dating J-Lo, but just how did this on-off love start?

Rihanna and DrakeRihanna and Drake have dated a number of times

They've worked together a lot; in 2010 Drake featured on Rihanna's single 'What's My Name?', then in 2012 Rihanna appeared on Drake's song 'Take Care', last year they teamed together on Rihanna's number one 'Work' and that same year she was on his song 'Too Good'. All of the videos for the tracks have seen them getting very intimate, but their romance hasn't always been just for the cameras.

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Have Jennifer Lopez And Drake Just Confirmed Their Relationship?


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Jennifer Lopez and rapper Drake appear to have confirmed their relationship, after they both shared the same cute pic on Instagram.

Both artists posted a caption-less snap of them cuddling up on a sofa together on Wednesday, just a day after fans discovered that Rihanna had unfollowed J Lo on the photo sharing site.

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Chloe Dobinson's Top Ten Albums Of 2016


Kings Of Leon The Last Shadow Puppets Kanye West Catfish And The Bottlemen Two Door Cinema Club Jake Bugg Jack Garratt Drake Bloc Party Beyonce Knowles

Here is a recap of my best albums of 2016 including a diverse range of genres and musicians compiling my list featuring the likes of Kings Of Leon, Drake and Jake Bugg.

The Last Shadow Puppets, Kings Of Leon and Kanye West

The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything you've Come to Expect
An 8 year wait marks a return for duo the Last Shadow Puppets offering Everything you've Come to Expect and my number one in the top 10 of 2016. Aviation is charming and seductive being described as psychedelic pop hooking the listening from the get go. Miracle Aligner, Everything you've Come to Expect and Bad Habits all have lyrics and roll of the tongue song titles with its smart production of James Ford with a simple yet effective sound.

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Rihanna Is Not Happy About Drake's New Relationship With J-Lo


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The greatest pop star love story turned out to be a bit of a difficult to follow on-and-off set of complications when Barbadian superstar Rihanna and smitten rapper Drake parted ways. Now their romance has taken a turn for the worse after news of Drake’s newest girlfriend became official: with super singer J-Lo taking the spot.

RihannaRihanna is said to be unhappy about Drake and J-Lo's new relationship

The 47-year-old mother-of-two has been rumoured to be with the 30-year-old rapper for a few weeks and now it’s become a proper thing, sources have said 28-year-old Riri is unhappy at the situation.

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Drake Dominates Spotify End Of Year Lists


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Another year, another strong showing for Drake at the top of Spotify’s annual lists of the most streamed music of the last 12 months.

On Thursday morning (December 1st), the streaming giant released its annual feature Wrapped, which reveals the artists that have made the biggest impression on the previous year in music.

The 30 year old Canadian rapper, who released his fifth album Views back in April, completely dominated in all categories in which he was eligible, claiming the titles for most streamed track (for ‘One Dance’), for most streamed album (Views) and the world’s most streamed artist.

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Drake Fails To Show Up At Abu Dhabi Concert, Despite Being Paid $250k Up Front


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Drake reportedly failed to show up to a concert he was scheduled to perform at an Abu Dhabi nightclub last weekend, despite reportedly being paid nearly $250,000 for the show.

The 30 year old Canadian rapper, who scored a worldwide chart-topping album with Views earlier this year, was nowhere to be seen on Saturday night (November 26th) at a planned event at the VIP ROOM in Dubai.

DrakeDrake had been scheduled to perform at a club in Abu Dhabi

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Is Taylor Swift Working With Drake On New Album?


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Taylor Swift has reportedly recruited Drake to help work on her new album.

The 1989 hitmaker is said to be looking to explore new sounds for her next release and may be incorporating a more hip hop and R&B vibe, and Drake is just the man to help.

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Drake Splashes Out On Gifts For Taylor Swift's Cats


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Drake has heightened rumours that he and Taylor Swift are dating with reports that he went on a recent spending spree – buying presents for her cats.

The 30 year old Canadian rapper has been widely linked with Swift in the aftermath of his recent break-up with Rihanna, and he’s apparently been trying to win over his new flame through buying gifts for her two Scottish Fold cats, Meredith and Olivia.

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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

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Drake Teases Fans Over Rumoured Taylor Swift Romance


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Taylor Swift and Drake have decided to have a little fun with the recent rumours that they’re dating, with each of them toying with their fans on social media this week.

Canadian rapper Drake teased his followers on Instagram on Friday morning (November 4th) by posting a snap of him and Taylor from behind, dressed up smartly, as if they were going out on the town, with Drake captioning it “is that velvet?” – a reference to Eddie Murphy’s film Coming To America.

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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

Date of birth

24th October, 1986

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.83




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