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Drake (born Aubrey Drake Graham; October 24th 1986) Drake is a Grammy winning Canadian rapper and actor.
Net Worth: Drake has a net worth of $35 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2014).
Childhood: Drake was born in Toronto, Ontario. His parents are teacher Sandi Graham and drummer Dennis Graham - they divorced when he was a young child. His early education took place at a Jewish school during which he had his Bar Mitzvah. He enjoyed playing hockey for the Weston Red Wings and later attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute where he first took an interest in acting. He was also educated at Vaughan Road Academy but dropped out - graduating some years later. He and his mother had little money while he was growing up and struggled to come to terms with seeing his father go to prison twice.
Career: Drake began his acting career at 15 with a role in Canadian TV show 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'. He then got into rapping with his first mixtape 'Room for Improvement' released in 2006, which featured Trey Songz and Lupe Fiasco. He released another the following year entitled 'Comeback Season' featuring single 'Replacement Girl'. In 2008, he was invited on tour by Lil Wayne during which time they recorded two songs together: 'Ransom' and 'I Want This Forever'. Drake achieved radio success with his third mixtape 'So Far Gone' which spawned his debut EP. Following that release, he worked with the likes of Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Jamie Foxx among others. In 2009, he signed to Young Money Entertainment and subsequently went on tour with Lil Wayne and others on America's Most Wanted Tour. Drake's debut album, 'Thank Me Later', was released in 2010 and topped the charts at number one. The first single from the album was 'Over' which was subsequently nominated for a Grammy. He was praised for his venture into singing on Platinum certified second single 'Find Your Love'. He promoted the release with a free concert alongside Hanson in New York, an event which sparked a riot following overcrowding. That year he featured on the Young Artists for Haiti version of K'naan's 'Wavin' Flag'. He also hosted the first OVO (October's Very Own) Festival and embarked on his Lights Dreams and Nightmares Tour. His second album 'Take Care' was released in 2011 and featured lead single 'Headlines' which he performed on ice during the NHL All Star Game in Canada. His second single 'Make Me Proud' featured Nicki Minaj while third single 'The Motto' was a collaboration with Lil Wayne. The latter song famously made popular the phrase 'YOLO' (You Only Live Once). The album's title track featured Rihanna and became his biggest hit as an artist so far. In 2012, Drake formed the record label OVO Sound with Noah "40" Shebib. Drake featured on Rick Ross's single 'Diced Pineapples', 'Poetic Justice' by Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky's 'Fu**in' Problems'. In 2013, he won a Grammy award for Best Rap Album before releasing 'Started from the Bottom', the first single from his third album 'Nothing Was the Same'. He had his first appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' that year as a guest host and musical guest. Drake:
Personal Life: Drake has a relationship with singer Keshia Chante during his early career. He dated Rihanna in 200 and since then there have been many rumours of them re-uniting. In 2009, he was hospitalised with a torn ligament in his knee after falling on stage. He has been involved with various feuds, most notably with Chris Brown with whom he had an physical dispute in a nightclub in 2012. Since then, the pair have become friends.
The 21 year old model apparently doesn't care about her ex The Weeknd dating Selena - at least according her mom Yolanda Hadid.
She and the Canadian singer, real name Abel Tesfaye, were in a relationship for more than a year before breaking up in 2016. When photos appeared back in January of him kissing Selena while on a date in L.A., she immediately unfollowed her on Instagram before posting a photo of herself flipping the bird.
That was ten months ago, though, and Bella is now reportedly over it – or at least she is according to her mom, Yolanda Hadid. The former ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star appeared on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ with Andy Cohen, and the host asked whether Bella still “cares that The Weeknd is with Selena Gomez?”
The girl has deemed the rappers responsible for hiring the security guard that apparently attacked her.
An extremely serious charge has been brought against rappers Drake and Future after a fan accused them of being partly responsible for an attack she allegedly suffered at the hands of one of the security guards when she was backstage at their Summer Sixteen tour last year.
Drake snapped outside an Italian restaurant
Drake and Future are facing a lawsuit of $25 million in damages for negligence after they hired a security official for their Nashville show at the Bridgestone Arena who apparently went on to violently rape a female fan when he invited her backstage to meet the performers a year ago today (August 14th 2017).
Continue reading: Alleged Rape Victim Sues Drake And Future For Negligence
The Canadian musicians met backstage at the Billboard Music Awards this weekend.
The 30 year old rapper made history at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (May 21st) as he scooped a record 13 prizes in one evening, shattering the all-time high previously held by Adele. However, his evening of personal highlights didn’t end there, as he met fellow Canadian star Celine Dion, who also performed on the evening, backstage.
Continue reading: Drake Is Planning On Getting A Celine Dion Tattoo
Drake holding his awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena. Drake walked away as the biggest winner on the night with Beyonce also picking up five awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Monday 22nd May 2017
Bowie's music was bought and streamed by more people than any other artist, including Adele and Drake, according to the BPI.
Following the shocking news of the music icon’s death, which broke in early January 2016, the official body governing the music industry in Britain reports that 1.6 million Bowie albums were either bought or streamed by British listeners in the 12 months of last year, more than any other single artist.
The rediscovery of Bowie’s massive back catalogue, combined with his final album Blackstar that was released just two days before his passing, meant that his sales figures were higher than anybody else.
The rapper had just played a sold-out show at the Manchester Arena.
Drake reportedly offered to talk a man down from a bridge in the early hours of Sunday morning, following his gig at the Manchester Arena.
The rapper is said to have become caught up in the incident at around 5.40am, as the tour bus carrying him and his entourage through the city centre became stuck in traffic.
Drake reportedly offered to talk down a man from a bridge in Manchester
According to reports this year’s Grammys may be lacking some star power.
According to reports the three artists will be no shows at the February 12 ceremony, despite receiving multiple nominations each.
Justin Bieber picked up his first Grammy last year
Continue reading: Are Kanye West, Justin Bieber And Drake Boycotting "Irrelevant" Grammys?
Drake and Rihanna have had a long on-off relationship for years
The greatest pop star love story turned out to be a bit of a difficult to follow on-and-off set of complications when Barbadian superstar Rihanna and smitten rapper Drake parted ways. Now their romance has taken a turn for the worse after news of Drake’s newest girlfriend became official: with super singer J-Lo taking the spot.
Rihanna is said to be unhappy about Drake and J-Lo's new relationship
The 47-year-old mother-of-two has been rumoured to be with the 30-year-old rapper for a few weeks and now it’s become a proper thing, sources have said 28-year-old Riri is unhappy at the situation.
Continue reading: Rihanna Is Not Happy About Drake's New Relationship With J-Lo
Drake and various other celebrities are spotted at the Lakers game. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors by the final score of 117-97 at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 4th November 2016
The couple were thought to have split, but reports say they’re just not exclusive anymore.
The pair seemed to be hot and heavy all summer long, but earlier this week they were reported to have split, with Drake rumoured to have moved on with model India Love.
Rihanna and Drake are said to be still together, just not exclusively
Continue reading: Rihanna And Drake Are In An "Open Relationship"
Meek Mill was recently sentenced to 90 days' house arrest, and 50 Cent criticised his handling of his various beefs with other rappers.
Meek Mill’s war of words with 50 Cent has been reignited with a vengeance, with the latter describing Meek as a “special kind of stupid” during a new radio interview in response to the troubled rapper’s diss at him in his track ‘Gave ‘Em Hope’ last month.
Fiddy became embroiled in Meek’s well-publicised feud with Drake in July last year, and has continued to poke fun at the young rapper, who was recently sentenced to 90 days’ house arrest for violating his parole in relation to a 2009 drugs & guns case.
50 Cent called Meek Mill "really not that bright" in a new radio interview
Continue reading: 50 Cent Calls Meek Mill "A Special Kind Of Stupid" Over His Feuds
But the Doritos ad overtook them all.
Everyone knows the best thing about the Super Bowl is the commercials and this year, it doesn't disappoint. Featuring all the most unlikely stars you can imagine from Liam Neeson to Steve Harvey, this year's breaks had moments of tears, joy, shock and - namely - abject horror. Thanks Doritos!
Amy Schumer hits the Bud with Seth Rogen
First you got Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen representing Bud Light in all their awkward glory, giving an uplifting power speech about America and the importance of beer. Then there's Liam Neeson goes all sci-fi on us with the LG ad (never has a commercial been so suspenseful), and Kia Optima's walk-in closet commercial (sorry, we mean the 'Walken' closet) - enter Christopher Walken, an advocate for brightly coloured socks. Go figure.
Date of birth
24th October, 1986
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