Born in Toronto, Canada on October 24, 1986, Aubrey Drake Graham is an actor, rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is popular by the name ‘Drake’.

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Drake got his middle name from his father, which he used as his stage name. His mother Sandra is white and Ashkenazi Jewish Canadian; his father Dennis Graham is Black and Catholic.

Quick Info 

REAL NAMEAubrey Drake Graham
BORNOctober 24, 1986
PROFESSIONActor, Rapper, Singer and Songwriter
NET WORTH$ 350 Million
HEIGHT5 feet 9 inches

Drake’s Family

On October 24, 1986, Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Canada. His mother, Sandi Graham, was an English teacher and a florist. while his father, Dennis Graham, was a drummer for the renowned musician Jerry Lee Lewis

Drake was raised by his mother after his parent’s separation when he was a young child because of this he would regularly go visit his father in the summer. He has a distinct racial and religious heritage because he was born to a white Canadian Jew and an African-American Catholic father. He perceives his Jewish heritage as a “cool twist” and claims to be “more immersed in black culture”. 

Drake’s Early Life

He grew up in the working-class area of the city, close to Weston Road. His family relocated to the more wealthy Forest Hill section of the city when he finished sixth grade. Drake finished his high school education in 2012 after dropping out of Forest Hill Collegiate Institute and Vaughan Road Academy. Drake was chosen to play basketball player Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi in 2001.

Drake’s Passion

Drake’s real passion was music, and he started rapping at that time in 2001, going by his middle name as his “nom de hip-hop”. In 2006, he released his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement, on his own. Drake’s popularity increased when his follow-up album, Comeback Season (2007), included the single “Replacement Girl,” which featured Trey Songz. The song was featured on BET’s music video show 106 & Park. 

He quit Degrassi in 2008 to concentrate on his musical career. Drake’s breakthrough came in 2009 with the release of the hit song “Best I Ever Had” off the mixtape So Far Gone. Following a bidding battle between labels, Drake eventually signed with Young Money Entertainment, a Cash Money subsidiary owned by Lil Wayne. The label released the EP So Far Gone later that year. 

Drake was voted New Artist of the Year and took home the Juno Award for Best Rap Recording of the Year. Thank Me Later, his debut full-length studio album, shot Drake to international success when it was released in 2010.

Drake’s Net Worth

Drake has a $250 million fortune. A significant amount of his immense riches comes from his deal with Universal Music Group

The hip-hop superstar earns $1 million from a single show. With the greatest number of digital singles sold by any musician in history. Drake also surpasses Rihanna in sales by 40 million, with 163 million digital singles sold thus far. He has endorsed numerous brands, greatly increasing his wealth. 

He even has ownership of a private jet that Canadian Airlines Cargojet gave him as a gift.

Drake’s Personal Life

Numerous ladies from the entertainment world have been romantically linked to Drake. But his most well-known connection is his on-and-off romance with singer Rihanna from Barbados. After their initial encounter in 2005, he developed feelings for her. Later on, they grew close and collaborated frequently but it seems like they split up after Rihanna resumed her romance with Chris Brown. 

His altercation with Chris Brown in June 2012 was allegedly sparked by Rihanna. In a song released in opposition to him, Brown publicly blamed him on social media. Reconciliation was brought up when the two appeared together in a humorous skit at the 2014 ESPY Awards.

His ex-girlfriend Ericka Lee came forward in 2012 and said that he had exploited her voice in the song “Marvin’s Room”. Although Drake’s attorney first denied her claims, she launched a lawsuit in 2013 demanding royalties and credits. They eventually came to an out-of-court deal.

In late 2016, he began dating Jennifer Lopez, a singer. On their own social media profiles, they frequently share photos of each other. Nevertheless, it has been said that his attempts to win Rihanna back damaged his bond with Lopez. 

He and French painter and model Sophie Brussaux welcomed a son, Adonis, in 2017.

In 2021, he started dating reality star Johanna Leia. However, their relationship ended that year. 

Drake’s Awards and Achievements

Drake has received 36 nominations for Grammy Awards and has won four of them thus far. In 2013, his album “Take Care” was recognized as the “Best Rap Album” and in 2017, the single “Hotline Bling” took home two prizes. 

Out of three hundred and thirty nominations, he has received eighty prizes in total.

Fun Facts About Him

  1. He is the global ambassador for the Toronto  Raptors.
  2. Drake is a philanthropist.
  3. Drake is the most-streamed artist on Spotify.
  4. Drake is the artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 entries

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