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 seen out with friends at Italian restaurant Madeo - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 25th May 2017

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Drake Is Planning On Getting A Celine Dion Tattoo


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Two icons of Canadian music met at the Billboard Music Awards this weekend as Drake paid tribute to Celine Dion by saying that he was planning to get a tattoo of her face on his body.

The 30 year old rapper made history at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (May 21st) as he scooped a record 13 prizes in one evening, shattering the all-time high previously held by Adele. However, his evening of personal highlights didn’t end there, as he met fellow Canadian star Celine Dion, who also performed on the evening, backstage.

Drake in the Press Room at the 2017 Billboard Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Monday 22nd May 2017

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Billboard Music Awards 2017: Drake Makes History And Cher Raises The Roof


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The 2017 Billboard Music Awards have come and gone and it seems that Drake has made it a record-breaking moment for himself and the event by scooping no less than 13 awards altogether including Top Artist. Plus, this year saw some unforgettable live performances.

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Drake holding his awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena. Drake walked away as the biggest winner on the night with Beyonce also picking up five awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Monday 22nd May 2017

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David Bowie Named As The Most Popular Recording Artist Of 2016 In Britain


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David Bowie has been named as the most popular recording artist of 2016, beating the multi-million selling likes of Adele and Drake, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

Following the shocking news of the music icon’s death, which broke in early January 2016, the official body governing the music industry in Britain reports that 1.6 million Bowie albums were either bought or streamed by British listeners in the 12 months of last year, more than any other single artist.

The rediscovery of Bowie’s massive back catalogue, combined with his final album Blackstar that was released just two days before his passing, meant that his sales figures were higher than anybody else.

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Drake Teases He Is Working On New Music


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Drake has teased he is working on new music.

The Canadian singer has set tongues wagging he is creating more hit records, following the release of his latest album 'More Life' in March this year, after he shared a picture of him in a recording studio where he ''visited'' music producer Noah '40' Shebib.

The dark-haired hunk shared a photograph of him relaxing back in the vibrantly decorated location on his personal Instagram account, which he simply captioned: ''Visited 40 today (sic).''

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Drake Fans In Amsterdam Are Not Happy After Gig Is Postponed For The Third Time


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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.

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Nicki Minaj's 'No Frauds' Video Will Not Feature Footage Filmed On Westminster Bridge


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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.

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Jennifer Lopez Returns To Recording Studio With Sexy Selfie


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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)''

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Jennifer Lopez And Drake's Relationship Has Cooled Off


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After just over two months of whirlwind romancing, rap megastar Drake and singer Jennifer Lopez are reportedly taking “a breather” from their relationship because of their hectic work schedules.

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.

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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?

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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.

Continue reading: Have Jennifer Lopez And Drake Just Confirmed Their Relationship?

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 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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Drake

Date of birth

24th October, 1986

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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