Drake (musician)

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Drake
Drake at Bun-B Concert 2011.jpg
Drake performing at the Polson Pier in Toronto, 2011.
Born
Aubrey Drake Graham

(1986-10-24) October 24, 1986 (age 32)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
  • Partial owner of the NBA team the Toronto Raptors
Years active2001–present
Net worthUS$140 million (2019)[1]
Children1
Musical career
Genres
Labels
  • OVO Sound
  • Young Money
  • Cash Money
  • Republic
Associated acts
Websitedrakeofficial.com

Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor who has sold over five million album copies. He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He was the character Jimmy Brooks for eight seasons on the television show Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Drake has worked with a lot of other musicians. Drake collaborated with Rihanna on the number-one singles "What's My Name?" (2010) and "Work" (2016). He also rapped on "Moment 4 Life" (2011) by Nicki Minaj. "Moment 4 Life" was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award in the category Best Rap Performance.[2] His third album Take Care won the award for Best Rap Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards.[3]

On September 30, 2013, he was named as the "global ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[4]

In 2016, he released Views, an album that was only on iTunes at first. His single "One Dance" became his first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 as a main artist.

On March 18, 2017, Drake released More Life, which he referred to as a "playlist" instead of an album. The singles "Fake Love" and "Passionfruit" reached the top ten in countries worldwide.

In 2018, Drake worked with Travis Scott, Swae Lee and Big Hawk and published "Sicko Mode". It was nominated for the Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

Drake's single, "God's Plan", from the EP Scary Hours, entered at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100. After 11 weeks at number one, the single "Nice for What" also entered at number one, making Drake the first artist to have a number-one entry replace another number-one entry at the top of the chart. "Nice for What" became Drake's fifth American chart-topper. Drake released the single "I'm Upset" in May 2018 and announced he would release his next album, Scorpion, in June.[5] Despite rumors, particularly a beef with rapper Pusha T, Drake revealed in the album that he has a child, a son named Adonis, with French artist Sophie Brussaux.[6]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Year Title
2010 Thank Me Later
2011 Take Care
2013 Nothing Was the Same
2016 Views
2018 Scorpion

Extended plays[change | change source]

Year Title
2009 So Far Gone
2018 Scary Hours

References[change | change source]

  1. "Drake promises to clean his room in childhood note on sale for $7,500". Sky News. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  2. "Grammys 2012: Rap and hip-hop nominees/winners". CBC Music. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  3. "Grammys 2013: Drake's 'Take Care' wins in rap album category". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  4. "From rapper to Raptor, Drake takes on new role". NBA. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  5. "Drake Releases New Single 'I'm Upset'". Billboard. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  6. "Who Is Sophie Brussaux? What to Know About the Mother of Drake's Son Adonis". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved July 1, 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]