Drake on stage

BIOGRAPHY

Aubrey “Drake” Graham is a Grammy-Award winning, platinum-selling recording artist and multi-faceted entertainer. Born in Toronto on October 24th, 1986, Drake is the son of Sandi and Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis. His father is African American, a native of Memphis, Tennessee and his mother is Jewish Canadian. Drake’s interest in performing began at an early age. From summers spent with his dad in Memphis, he gained an appreciation and understanding for music that would later influence the sound he would create in years to come.

THANK ME LATER

Drake released his debut studio album Thank Me Later in 2010, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was soon certified platinum. His next two releases, 2011's Take Care and 2013's Nothing Was the Same, were critically and commercially successful; the former earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. In 2015, he released two mixtapes—the trap-influenced If You're Reading This It's Too Late and a collaboration with Future titled What a Time to Be Alive—both of which earned platinum certification in the U.S.

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NETWORTH

At just 31-years-old, Drake is the fourth richest rapper in the world, according to Forbes. Over the course of his prolific career, the Canadian rapper has amassed a net worth of $100 million.

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F A C T #1

Drake has done some voice acting. He appeared in Ice Age.

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F A C T #2

Drake's favorite fast food place is McDonalds.

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F A C T #3

In 2016 he had the year’s bestselling single “One Dance”

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F A C T #4

His nicknames are Drizzy and Champagne Papi.

ALBUMS

Thank Me Later (2010)

Take Care (2011)

Nothing Was the Same (2013)

Views (2016)

Scorpion (2018)

BILLBOARD CHART RECORDS

Drake holds several Billboard chart records. He has the most charted songs (186) among solo artists in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the most simultaneously charted Hot 100 songs in a single week, the most time on the Hot 100 (431 weeks) and the most Hot 100 debuts in a week. He also has the most number one singles on the Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Rhythmic Charts. Drake has also won three Juno Awards, six American Music Awards, and thirteen Billboard Music Awards. He is the RIAA's top certified digital singles artist, having moved 142 million units in digital singles in the US.As an entrepreneur, Drake has founded the OVO Sound record label with longtime collaborator 40, as well as using the "OVO" moniker to create a clothing line and program on Beats 1 Radio.

MUSICAL STYLE

Drake is known for his egotistical lyrics, technical ability, and integration of personal backstory when dealing with relationships with women. His vocal abilities have been lauded for an audible contrast between typical hip-hop beats and melody, with sometimes abrasive rapping coupled with softer accents, delivered on technical lyricism. His songs often include audible changes in lyrical pronunciation in parallel with his upbringing in Toronto, and connections with Caribbean and Middle Eastern countries which include such phrases as "ting", "touching road", "talkin' boasy" and "gwanin' wassy". Most of his songs contain R&B and Canadian hip hop elements, and he combines rapping with singing. He credits his father with the introduction of singing into his rap mixtapes, which have become a staple in his musical repertoire.

DRAKE'S NEWEST SONGS