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.
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.
According to reports this year’s Grammys may be lacking some star power.
According to reports the three artists will be no shows at the February 12 ceremony, despite receiving multiple nominations each.
Justin Bieber picked up his first Grammy last year
Continue reading: Are Kanye West, Justin Bieber And Drake Boycotting "Irrelevant" Grammys?
The two singing stars, who had an awkward encounter on the Coachella stage in 2015, are believed to have had a secret fling in the same year
Does anyone remember THAT awkward kiss Madonna and Drake shared at Coachella in 2015? Well it seems it wasn’t as out-of-the-blue as some may have thought as it has now been revealed the American Queen of Pop and Canadian rapper had a brief fling before the awkward embrace.
Madonna reportedly had a secret fling with Drake in 2015
The Sun has reported that everyone in Madonna’s close circle was aware the star and mother-of-four had shared a romance with the Hotline Bling hitmaker.
Continue reading: Madonna Reportedly Had A Secret Fling With Rapper Drake
J-Lo wore the necklace while watching Drake perform live on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas.
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.
Continue reading: Drake Buys Jennifer Lopez A $100,000 Necklace
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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