Aubrey Drake Graham aka Drake, is a popular Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and an entrepreneur. Drake came into limelight when one of his high school friends introduced him to his father who was an acting agent. That connection landed him into an acting role in the acclaimed Canadian TV teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He became famous after his hit track titled “Replacement Girl” featuring Trey Songz featured on BET Awards.
Drake (Age, Parents, Siblings & Education)
Drake was born on the 24th of October, 1986 in Toronto Ontario. The name of his father is Dennis Graham who is an African American and a practicing Catholic from Memphis, Tennessee. His father was a drummer by profession and he worked alongside country musician Jerry Lee Lewis. The name of his mother is Sandra Graham. She is an Ashkenazi Jewish Canadian who worked as an English teacher and florist.
The artiste attended a Jewish Day School. It is this school that helped shaped who he is today. When Drake was five years old his parents divorced leaving the artiste in the care of his mother. In 2000, he moved to one of the city’s affluent neighborhoods, Forest Hill where he attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute.
He later changed from the institute and then attended Vaughan Road Academy in the city’s multicultural Oakwood–Vaughan neighborhood. He was often bullied in school because of his racial and religious background. He finally dropped out of school because he wanted to focus on his musical career.
Drake Girlfriend & Children
Drake has a long list of rumored relationships. He was once in an on-off relationship with Rihanna. That relationship did not go well for him with Chris Brown and that led to a serious misunderstanding.
Just so you know, Drake is a father to one son named Adonis who was born on 11th of October 2017 to French artiste Sophie Brussaux. Her pregnancy led to a lot of rumors. In 2018, Drake later confirmed that he has a child.
According to recent reports, Drake is currently dating an 18 years old model whose name is Bella Harris.
Drake Net Worth 2021
Drake is among the five top richest hip-hop artiste with a net worth that is estimated to be $140 million in 2021. He has been the most streamed artiste in the past one year. According to the Forbes list, Іn 2016, the artiste mаdе $38.5 mіllіоn, іn 2017, $94 mіllіоn аnd іn 2018, $47 mіllіоn. Ніѕ еаrnіngѕ іn 2017 were up 144% frоm $38.5 mіllіоn іn 2016 which made him the biggest percentage gainer in 2017-2018 on the Celebrity 100.
This artiste has joined the list of the following rich artiste such as Jay Z, Birdman, Dr. Dre and Diddy. So what do you think has propelled him to be this rich? The Views album earned him a lot of money as it became the top selling Hip-Hop album of 2016. Another major source of his income is endorsements. He was once a brand ambassador of Nike, Sprite, Apple Music.
Another thing that has contributed to his source of income is high-grossing tours which were earning him around $1 million a night. Drake is also a businessman and some of the businesses that has greatly contributed to his net worth are Virginia Black Whiskey, October’s Very Own (OVO) and a clothing line too.
Drake Career (Albums, Songs & Awards)
Drake came into limelight when one of his high school friends introduced him to his father who was an acting agent. That connection landed him an acting role in a show in the the acclaimed Canadian TV teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. As an actor, he took the role of basketball player star Jimmy Brooks who was physically disabled.
In 2007, the artiste dropped out of school to pursue his true calling which was music. His inspiration to do music came from Jay Z and Clipse. His debut mixtape, Room for Improvement was published in 2006. The follow up mixtape titled Comeback Season was published in 2007. This mixtape had one hit track titled “Replacement Girl” featuring Trey Songz. This track made him famous.
Drake became the first Unsigned Canadian rapper to have his music video featured on BET awards. He then released his third mixtape titled So Far Gone. After this mixtape was released, the artiste became more famous and a lot of record label wanted to sign him.
On the 15th of June, the artiste released his first album titled Thank Me Later which had the following hit songs, “Find Your Love”, “Miss Me”, “Fancy” among others. His success did not end there as he released other albums such as Take Care (2011), Nothing was the Same (2013) and Views in (2016). His two commercial mixtapes are If You’re Reading This It’s Too late (2015), and What a Time to Be Alive (2015).
The rapper has secured several notable awards in the music industry and the most notable ones are the 3 Grаmmу Аwаrdѕ, 2 МТV Vіdео Аwаrdѕ and others which has made him the most awarded artiste in Billboard Music Awards. The most notable mentions are “Тhе Веѕt Rарреr Аlіvе” іn 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015. This superstar has аlѕо bееn nаmеd Global Recording Аrtіѕt оf 2016 among others.
1. Thank Me Later (2010)
2. Take Care (2011)
3. Nothing Was the Same (2013)
4. Views (2016)
4. Scorpion (2018)
1. 10 Bands (2015)
2. 305 to My City (2013)
3. 5AM In Toronto (2013)
4. 6 God (2014)
5. 6 Man (2015)
6. 6PM in New York (2015)
7. 8 out of 10 (2018)
8. 9 (2016)
9. All Me (2013)
10. Back to Back (2015)
11. Behind Barz (2018)
12. Best I Ever Had (2009)
13. Blem (2017)
14. Blue Tint (2018)
15. Buried Alive Interlude (2011)
16. Cameras/Good Ones Go (2011)
17. Can I (2015)
18. Can’t Take a Joke (2018)
19. Cece’s Interlude (2010)
20. Charged Up (2015)
21. Child’s Play (2016)
22. Club Paradise (2011)
23. Connect (2013)
24. Controlla (2016)
25. Crew Love (2011)
26. Days in the East (2014)
27. Diplomatic Immunity (2018)
28. Do Not Disturb (2017)
29. Doing It Wrong (2011)
30. Don’t Matter to Me (2018)