Drake, originally named Aubrey Drake Graham, is the professional rapper, songwriter, and singer from Canada. There are hundreds of hip hop artists in the present world, but Drake has exclusive importance when it comes to talking about the best rappers. He is also known by nicknames such as Champagne, Dizzy, and Papi. The star began his professional endeavor from the famous Canadian television series titled ‘Degrassi: Next Generation’. After working as an actor for some time, he switched to the music industry and made a splash. He always wanted to become a singer.
The Canadian singer has released many wonderful numbers throughout his singing career. After releasing a couple of self-made mixtapes, he started to become popular among music enthusiasts. His extended play ‘So Far Gone’ received critical acclaim from around the world. The guy is equally popular in Canada and the United States. He holds both Canadian and American nationalities. Aubrey has made a special place as an actor, record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, and businessman. He appeared in numerous movies and also worked as a voice-over artist.
Drake, the king of hip hop music, has rolled out 5 full-length studio albums so far. His first studio album ‘Thank Me Later’ was launched in 2010. Other albums of the amazing singer are Take Care, Views, Nothing Was the Same, and Scorpion. All of these received a wonderful appreciation from international fans. He never expected such sort of tremendous response for his musical creations. The millionaire guy embarked on many musical tours including, Club Paradise Tour, Boy Meets World Tour, Awar from Home Tour, Jungle Tour, Would You Like a Tour, and Assassination Vacation Tour. He performed associated acts with leading artists from the American and Canadian showbiz industries.
Who are Drake’s Parents?
Graham took his first breath on Oct 24, 1986, in the prominent Canadian city, Toronto (Ontario). He is the progeny of Dennis Graham (father) and Sandra Graham (mother). Drake’s father, an African American dude, was a drummer and a practicing Catholic who performed alongside the famous country musician Jerry Lee Lewis. Her mother, on the other hand, belongs to the Ashkenazi Jewish Canadian group. She used to work as a florist and English professor. Dennis met Sandra while he was performing as a drummer at Club Bluenote located in Toronto, Canada. Sandi was in the audience when she got impressed with Graham’s talent.
Drake is a huge fan following in Canada and the United States. He is a dual national, having citizenships of both the USA and Canada. He went to Jewish School and became a Bar Mitzvah in some religious service. Just like many other celebrities, Drake’s parents parted their ways when he was just a 5-year old boy. After the official separation through a divorce, he decided to live with his mother.
His father got involved in drug-related activities after returning to Memphis. He faced legal charges in the United States and couldn’t return back to Canada due to financial constraints. Drake went to the Forest Hill Collegiate Institution, where he showcased an interest in arts. He started taking interest in acting as well after joining the school. The talented artist also attended the Vaughan Road Academy to pursue his educational career. He faced bullying at school for religious and racial backgrounds. He completed his graduation in October 2012.
Drake stepped into the world of acting when he was 15-year old. He met an acting agent while studying at school. His school friend introduced Graham to his father, who was serving as an acting agent at that time. The kind man helped Drake in getting his first acting chance in teen drama ‘Degrassi: Next Generation’. He played the character of an injured basketball player, Jimmy Books. Soon after doing a couple of roles in acting projects, he realized his leaning towards music. He was inspired by famous musicians such as Clipse and Jay Z. In 2006, the multitalented star rolled out his debut mixtape titled ‘Room for Improvement’.
On Jun 15, 2010, the cosmopolitan musical personality made a splash with his debut studio album ‘Thank Me Later’. The collection of spectacular songs was launched through Aspire Music Group, Universal Motown Records, Cash Money Records, and Young Money Entertainment. He remained busy recording the album from 2009 to 2010. The first album helped him in getting a nationwide recognition among music circles. On Nov 15, 2011, the Canadian pop star released the second studio album with the caption ‘Take Care’. It came out via Cash Money Records, Young Money Entertainment, and Republic Records. It was a great commercial success and received a huge appreciation from fans and critics.
On Sep 24, 2013, Drake brought his thrilling studio album ‘Nothing Was the Same’. This was the 3rd studio album launched by Republic Records, Cash Money Records, OVO Sound, and Republic Records. He started working on the album in the beginning of 2012 and finally made an official launch in 2013. Drake’s 4th studio musical collection ‘Views’ was rolled out on Apr 29, 2016, by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records. The recording work was completed between 2015 and 2016. The stunner’s most recent and 5th studio music album ‘Scorpion’ was released on Jun 29, 2018, by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and The Republic Records. This was a double album, which contained twenty-five mesmerizing tracks.
Who Is Drake Dating?
Drake is one of the most happening and sought-after music artists in the music industry. He has been linked with many female celebrities since the beginning of his professional career as a musician. He was romantically involved with the American singer ‘Rihanna’ for about seven years from 2009 to 2016. He highlighted their relationship through his studio albums and didn’t keep anything hidden from fans. In one of his interviews, he unveiled the ultimate love for Rihanna and said that he had been in love with the glamor girl since he was 22. He also dated other celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Ericka Lee. The name of Drake’s son is Adonis. He was born after the Canadian singer’s relationship with Sophie Brussaux (a French Artist).
How much is Drake's Net Worth?
According to the authentic information sources, Drake has been named as the 5th richest rapper on the planet earth. He has a huge fan base from all around the world. After releasing back his hit musical collections, he has been able to accumulate a whopping $150 Million.