Bobby Drake Introduction
Drake is well known as Drake a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and actor by profession.
Drake Full Name
Aubrey Drake Graham known as Drake is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and actor by profession. He came into the limelight through his role in the teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation, where he was seen in the role of Jimmy Brooks, a wheelchair-bound character and he was seen in the charter for a long term of seven years. After the show, he received popularity as an actor, and after leaving the show Aubrey Drake Graham went on to become one of the best rappers that the planet has ever seen.
After his collaboration with Lil Wayne’s label Young Money Entertainment. Aubrey He has always been in the limelight either for his newly released songs or albums or for his dating stories with Rihanna or Jennifer Lopez. Or whether finding his own label named OVO Sound or being the global brand ambassador or fronting the NBA’S Toronto Raptors.
With these words, it is now not a surprise why Drake received the title of Hip-Hop’s Kobe Bryant from Jay Z. Today in this article we will be discussing everything related to him.
Drake’s Early Childhood and early life
He was born in a family which had musicians from beforehand, Aubrey Drake Graham was born on 24th October 1986 in Toronto Canada. As of singer’s date of birth, age is 36 years old.
The name of his father is Dennies Graham, Aubrey Drake Graham is a drummer by profession who played drums for the legendary Rock ‘N’ Roll, and his uncle Larry Graham played bass for Sly and the Family Stone.
Aubrey Drake Graham’s mother also belongs to a family that has a musical background, but his mother is a teacher by profession. He belongs from a unique ethnic and religious background, where his father is an African American Catholic whereas Drake’s mother is a white Canadian Jew. And he belongs to the Jewish religion.
Unfortunately, Drake’s parents took divorced when he was just 5 years old and after that, he was raised by his mother in Forest Hill, which is a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Toronto.
Talking about his educational qualifications he attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute located in the forest Hills. After completing his education from high school, for further studies, Aubrey Drake Graham enrolled himself in Vaughan Road Academy located in Oakwood.
Aubrey Graham dropped out of his high school to pursue his acting career, and he played a role in Degrassi for which he had also received an award back in 2002, for this he had completed his high school in 2012.
Drake First Album
Aubrey began his career as an actor, and he got into the entertainment industry through his friend who used to study in the same school together in forest hill. Aubrey Drake Graham went for the audition and was selected for the role just after that in 2001 he landed the role for the Canadian Teen Drama.
This drama was based on the story of a group of ten age Canadian boys from the Degrassi high school, and in this drama, Aubrey Drake Graham played the role of Jimmy Brooks, a wheelchair-bound guy who becomes permanently wheelchair-bound after getting hit by one of his classmates.
Best Drake Songs Lists
After getting success in his acting career, he began to get into the world of Hip-hop. He showcased his talent in 2006 when he released his first mixtape, “Room for Improvement ” and after the release, it became popular and achieved a huge amount of sales as 6,000 were sold.
Following this again in 2007, Graham released another mixtape which was named “Comeback Season”, this also included his very first hit single and music video, “Replacement Girl”, which featured as the New Joint of the Day, but more significantly this single contained a version of Brisco and Flo Rida’s.
Again in 2008, the Canadian show overhauled the cast and eliminated Drake’s character Drake. Back then Drake didn’t have any significant job or source of income, nor was he making money through raps hence he decided to work for any day job. But things took a different path and in 2008, Aubrey Drake Graham received an offer from Lil Wayne who gave him an opportunity to join his Carter III tour.
After touring and recording with Lil Wayne, Aubrey went on to release his third Tape named “So Far Gone” in 2009, this tape featured a number of singles, and among that the single “Best I ever had ”, went on the peak at the second position on Bill Board’s Hot 100 single charts.
Drake Discography and awards
‘Thank Me Later’ and Grammy Wins: After releasing a number of mixtapes, back in 2010, Drake released his first studio album, “thank me later”, and this debuted on both the American and Canadian charts with certified platinum. And again in November 2011, Aubrey Drake Graham went on to release one more studio album, and named it “take care”, which included the songs such as “headlines”, “make me proud” and “the motto”.
This album went to achieve the 2013 best Grammy award for being the best rap album, among several other honors.
After releasing a number of mixtapes Aubrey went on to collaborate with Future and released his next studio album Views and released it in 2016. This album was a massive success and debuted at the No.1 position after receiving instant success and was at the first position for the long term of 13 non-consecutive weeks. Among the hits was the single “Hotline Bling” and this earned the artist Grammy wins for the best rap song.
Through his incredibly successful career, Drake hopes that his unconventional rise in Hip-hop fame will continue to be an asset and will not result in hind care. Drake has received numerous awards including top artist, top male artist, top Billboard 200 artist, and top hot 100 artists. Through these achievements, Drake broke the record of Adele who was the artist with the most number of awards in one year.
Scorpio: In 2018, Aubrey dropped Two singles “Nice for What” and “I am upset”, before the release of his fifth studio album ‘Scorpion”, the release of Scorpion didn’t disappoint as it shattered the streaming records for over a time period of 24 years, with the Associated Press reporting the result of 170 million steams just on Apple Music and another 132 million on Spotify.
This pace going for over several days resulted in Drake as the first artist to reach the top 1 billion streams in just one week, with his studio release. After the release of the “Scorpion”, He received the 2019 Best Rap song Grammy for “God’s Plan”.
On January 7, 2022, Drake was announced as a featured artist on Gunna’s DS4Ever; he was included on the deluxe edition released a week later On January 17, Drake announced another collaboration with DJ Khaled; this was reportedly recorded that June.
On March 3, He placed fourth on Forbes‘s ranking of highest paid rappers of 2021, with an estimated pre-tax income of $50 million, and then announced a return to touring, with two “interactive” concerts expected in Toronto and New York City.
On March 23, he won Hip-Hop Artist of the Year at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards. On April 16, it was calculated he generated more streams in 2021 than every song released prior to 1980 combined; his music accumulated 7.91 billion streams, while songs pre-1980 had generated 6.32 billion. he was then confirmed as a guest artist on Future’s I Never Liked You (2022), featuring on the songs “Wait for U” alongside Terms and “I’m on One”, the former of which debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Drake’s tenth number-one song and making him the tenth act to achieve ten number ones.
On May 2, Jared Krichevsky, a Character and Creature Designer for Warner Bros. Pictures revealed the studio once sought to cast Drake as Victor Stone / Cyborg in an untitled television series, publishing concept art.
In Universal Music Group’s Q1 earnings call on May 4, it was announced he re-signed with the company in a multifaceted deal, which includes recordings, publishing, merchandise, and “visual media projects”; although an official figure wasn’t revealed, it was reported to be worth as high as $400 million, making it one of the largest recording contracts ever.
On June 16, He announced his seventh album, Honestly, Nevermind, which was released a day later; on the debut episode of his recently launched radio show Table for One on Sirius XM, he announced a poetry book with frequent writing collaborator Kenza Samir in 2022, and a yet undetermined release of the third iteration of his Scary Hours EP series.
Drake’s Net Worth
The estimated net worth of
is $ 200 million according to Forbes which he has earned through his rapping career that makes him a certified rich rapper in the world, and through this, you can clearly get an idea that he spends a very luxurious and lavish lifestyle.
Drake’s Personal Life
Drake Dating Life
From being a successful rapper Aubrey had several relationships with many women, He has a close friendship with Adele, and was in an on-again, off-again relationship with Rihanna from 2009 to 2016. He has mentioned the relationship in every one of his studio albums, and when presenting Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2016, he said “she’s a woman I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old.”
He is a father to one son named Adonis, who was born on October 11, 2017, to French painter and former model Sophie Brussaux. Brussaux’s pregnancy was the subject of several rumors after featuring in a TMZ article in early 2017. After the nature of the pair’s relationship was discussed in Pusha T’s “The Story of Adidon”, He confirmed his fatherhood on the album Scorpion in 2018, citing a desire for his child’s privacy.
Drake’s Body Measurement:
Drake is a tall man and stands 6 feet tall, and weighs around 89 kgs. The body measurements are 44-43-16. His hair color is black and his eye color is brown.
Drake’s Major Controversies
He was sued by his ex-lover for using her own voice without her permission in the song “Marvin’s Room”.
He was also sued for a huge amount of $300,000 as because he had used a 1982 song “Jimmy Smith Rap”, without any proper license or permission.
He was also sued by Rappin’ 4-Tay for a huge amount of $100,000 for the misuse of his lyrics in his own song “Who Do you love?”
Some Lesser Known Facts
- His debut album named “thank me later” was placed in the number one position on Billboard 200 and was also certified platinum by RIAA.
- Apart from his rapping career he also co-owns OVO sounds & OVO Line of clothing, and he also represents the Canadian NBA team Toronto Raptors.
- His write-up of songs definitely gives an emotional touch and elements to his songs.
- Graham is a tattoo lover.
- He loves to make his own whiskey and he is even willing to have a spirit business that will be coming soon.
- His favorite celebrities are Ket Dennings, Meagan Good, and Eva Mendes.
- His inspirations are KanyeWest, Jay Z, and Lil Wayne.