Drake

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Drake (born Aubrey Drake Graham; October 24th 1986)
Drake is a Grammy winning Canadian rapper and actor.

Drake: Net worth
Drake has a net worth of $35 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2014).

Drake: 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.

Drake: 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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13th September 2014 -

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25th August 2014 -

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Oxford Add 'Cray', 'YOLO', 'catfish' to Dictionaries

15th August 2014 -

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Why Did Drake Dis Macklemore Whilst Hosting The 2014 ESPY Awards?

17th July 2014 -

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Seven months has not been long enough for Drake's wounds, inflicted at the Grammy Awards, to heal. The 27-year-old rapper hosted the ESPY Awards (Excellent in Sports Performance Yearly Awards) on Wednesday (16th July) and...

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16th July 2014 -

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The world’s favorite Canadian rapper has announced another album. “Views From The 6”, Drake’s fourth offering so far, will be released under the emerging OVO Sound, Drake’s own label. Although he’s announced the album, according...

Chris Brown and Drake, Arch Enemies, Recording Together

12th July 2014 -

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Enemies Chris Brown and Drake appear to have put their personal differences aside, all in the name of music. Probably pretty bad music, but music nonetheless. The pair, who have been feuding over Rihanna for...

Drake And Chris Brown Spotted In Studio Together, Feud Over?

12th July 2014 -

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It seems the feud is over. Drake and Chris Brown, who were known to hate each other in the past, now seem to be the best of friends.A photo has emerged on Instagram of the...

Drake Cancels Wireless Appearance Due To Illness, Kanye West & Rudimental To Extend Sets

3rd July 2014 -

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Drake has cancelled his appearance at the Wireless Festival at the very last minute due to illness. He was set to perform in both festival venues this weekend (4th-6th July) but announced that he is...

Lionel Richie Crowns The BET Awards 2014 Performers List

29th June 2014 -

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It’s almost time for the BET awards and tonight’s show promises some memorable moments. Lionel Richie has been tapped to perform during the annual award show, as well as being this year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree....

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16th June 2014 -

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Amazon unveiled their new streaming service last week, much to the surprise of music fans everywhere. Given the name Amazon Prime Music, it’s a service that boasts “unlimited, ad-free streaming” featuring a catalog with well...

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10th June 2014 -

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Forget The Nipple Pasties, How Was Nicki Minaj's Set At Summer Jam?

3rd June 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj just gave her critics some more ammo with another (maybe?) Lil Kim tribute. Nipple pasties? What is this, the 1999 VMAs? Well, no. Nicki Minaj rocked the (admittedly really cool) outfit to Hot...

Drake Drops Brand New Track '0 to 100 / The Catch Up', And Teases New Album

3rd June 2014 -

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Drake shared his latest track, '0 to 100 / The Catch Up,' on Sunday (June 1st), and also teased fans with a possible album release for spring 2015.The song, which was dropped on the Canadian...

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30th May 2014 -

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Snoop Dogg has offered his voice to a growing cry of outrage in the USA against gun violence. In the wake of the recent mass shooting in California, the rapper has rallied his peers in...

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12th April 2014 -

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Drake wants to know what you really think of him.The Canadian rap star wore a disguise and took to the streets of Los Angeles to ask the unsuspecting public what they really thought about Drake?The...

Sports And Music Collide As ESPN Announces Drake For Host Of 2014 ESPYs

10th April 2014 -

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In a surprise move, ESPN announced on Wednesday that Drake has been tapped to host the 2014 ESPYs, to be broadcast live on July 16 from Los Angeles. Drake himself found a rather creative way...

Drake Will Be The Host Of The 2014 Espy Awards

10th April 2014 -

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Drake will be emceeing an award show this coming summer.The 27 year-old rap star has been announced as the host of the 2014 Espy Awards, a ceremony that celebrates achievements in sport from the past...

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3rd April 2014 -

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If you want a unique festival experience this year, London could be the place for you. Featuring a diverse range of events from the independent ethics of Jabberwocky to the mainstream attitude of Wireless, 2014...

Drake Admits To Crush On Jennifer Lawrence And Disses Jay Z In New Track 'Draft Day'

3rd April 2014 -

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On Tuesday night (April 2nd) Drake shared his latest single 'Draft Day', in which he samples Lauren Hill's 1998 hit 'Doo-Wop (That Thing).'And it has already garnered huge amounts of interest due to the shout-outs,...

Drake Drops New Track 'Draft Day' Namedrops Jennifer Lawrence And Samples Lauryn Hill [Listen]

2nd April 2014 -

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Drake has delighted his fans by unexpectedly dropping new track, 'Draft Day,' which apparently refers to next month's NFL draft. The pop-infused rap track keeps ahead of the curve by namechecking other contemporary stars such...

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17th March 2014 -

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Are Drake And Rihanna The Hottest New(ish) Celebrity Couple?

12th March 2014 -

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The Rihanna Drake love story seems to have picked up right where it left off back in 2012. Remember when Drake was involved in the nightclub argument with Rihanna’s bad boy ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, in...

Rihanna, Chris Brown, Drake: The Love Triangle Keeps Going In Circles

28th February 2014 -

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The world should be over this already. The media should be too. And yet, here we are, putting the names Rihanna and Chris Brown in the same sentence again. It was New York Magazine that...

Rihanna Joins Drake On Stage For Steamy Moment In Paris

26th February 2014 -

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Rihanna joined her ex-boyfriend's (Chris Brown) arch nemesis on stage in the world's most romantic city, Paris.Drake, who is currently on his Would You Like a Tour? tour, was joined by the 26 year-old singer...

Wireless Festival 2014 Brand New Acts Added To The Line-Up J. Cole, 2 Chainz Plus Many More..

18th February 2014 -

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Live Nation today announced a host of new acts confirmed to play across the Wireless Festival weekend. J. Cole, 2 Chainz, Knife Party, B.o.B, Giorgio Moroder, Foxes, Bleachers, A Great Big World, Joel Compass,...

A Week In News: America's Darling Dies, Samuel L Jackson Feels The Fury, Flappy Bird Meets Its Maker

14th February 2014 -

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RIP Shirley Temple: For younger generations, the death of Shirley Temple may not be as heart-rending as for those who grew up with the adorable, depression-era actress and watched her help pull America out of...

Twitter Doesn't Like Drake (Today) After Rapper's Philip Seymour Hoffman Remarks

14th February 2014 -

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If Drake’s reaction to his Rolling Stone cover being cut this week was a bit over the top, then the reaction of some twitter users borders on downright insane. Here’s the rundown. After Drake’s cover...

Drake Slams Rolling Stone For Misquoted 'Yeezus' Comments And Being Replaced By Philip Seymour Hoffman On Cover

13th February 2014 -

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Drake is certainly not acting like a Grammy Award winning artist!The Canadian rapper took to twitter on Thursday (Feb 13th) to criticize the magazine Rolling Stone for pulling his front cover just before its release,...

Drake Throws Hissy Fit After Philip Seymour Hoffman Rolling Stone Cover Chosen

13th February 2014 -

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Drake has publically voiced his distaste after Rolling Stone pulled his cover at the last moment and replaced it with one of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died nearly a fortnight ago. The...

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Drake is always releasing new music on soundcloud - he is one of the best artists for constantly staying fresh

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