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Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and businessman.   

Drake is best known for playing wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks on ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation,’ and for hit songs like “Take Care,” “One Dance” and “Hotline Bling.”

  • Full name: Aubrey Drake Graham
  • Born: 24 October 1986, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and businessman
  • Net worth: estimate US$150 million, 2019
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About Drake

Drake was born on 24 October 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

His father, Dennis Graham, is an African American and a practising Catholic from Memphis, Tennessee, and worked as a drummer, performing alongside country musician Jerry Lee Lewis.

Drake’s mother, Sandra “Sandi” Graham (née Sher), is an Ashkenazi Jewish Canadian who worked as an English teacher and florist.

His parents met after Dennis performed at Club Bluenote in Toronto, where he first interacted with Sandra, who was in attendance.

He is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. In his youth, Drake attended a Jewish day school, and formally celebrated becoming a Bar Mitzvah in a religious service.

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Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the 2000s; intent on pursuing a career in music, he left the series in 2007 after releasing his debut mixtape Room for Improvement.

He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.

Drake released his debut studio album Thank Me Later in 2010, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was soon certified platinum.

His next two releases, 2011’s Take Care and 2013’s Nothing Was the Same, were critically and commercially successful; the former earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.

In 2015, he released two mixtapes—the trap-influenced If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and a collaboration with Future titled What a Time to Be Alive—both of which earned platinum certification in the U.S.

His fourth album, Views (2016), broke several chart records. The dancehall-influenced album sat atop the Billboard 200 for 13 nonconsecutive weeks, becoming the first album by a male solo artist to do so in over a decade.

The album’s second single, “One Dance”, topped the charts in several countries, and became his first number-one single as a lead artist.

That year, Drake led both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 charts simultaneously for eight weeks.

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Views achieved quadruple platinum status in the US, and earned over 1 million album-equivalent units in the first week of its release, and became Drake’s best-selling album to date.

Its lead single “Hotline Bling” peaked at number two on the Hot 100 and received Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song.

In 2017, he released the playlist More Life. It became his seventh consecutive number one on the Billboard 200, and set multiple streaming records.

A year later, he released the double album Scorpion, which also broke several streaming records, and contains the Grammy Award winning number-one single “God’s Plan”, and the bounce-infused number one singles “Nice for What” and “In My Feelings”.

Among the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 170 million records sold, Drake is ranked as the world’s highest-certified digital singles artist by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Drake also holds several Billboard chart records; he has the most charted songs (205) among solo artists in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the most simultaneously charted Hot 100 songs in a single week (27), the most time on the Hot 100 (431 weeks), and the most Hot 100 debuts in a week (22).

He also has the most number one singles on the Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Rhythmic Charts.

Drake has also won four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, twenty-seven Billboard Music Awards and three Juno Awards.

As an entrepreneur, Drake founded the OVO Sound record label with longtime collaborator 40 in 2012.

Songs, Singles & Works

2006

  • “Room for Improvement”

2007

  • “Replacement Girl” (featuring Trey Songz)
  • “Comeback Season”

2009

  • “Best I Ever Had”
  • “Successful” (featuring Trey Songz and Lil Wayne)
  • “I’m Goin’ In” (featuring Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy)
  • “Forever” (with Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem)
  • “The Winner”
  • “November 18th”
  • “Off That” (Jay-Z featuring Drake)
  • “Fear”
  • “So Far Gone”

2010

  • “Over”
  • “Find Your Love”
  • “Miss Me” (featuring Lil Wayne)
  • “Fancy” (featuring T.I. and Swizz Beatz)
  • “I Get Paper” (featuring Kevin Cossom)
  • “Fireworks” (featuring Alicia Keys)
  • “Up All Night” (featuring Nicki Minaj)
  • “Shut It Down” (featuring The-Dream)
  • “Unforgettable” (featuring Young Jeezy)
  • “Light Up” (featuring Jay-Z)
  • “Gonorrhea” (Lil Wayne featuring Drake)
  • “With You” (Lil Wayne featuring Drake)

2011

  • “Marvins Room”
  • “Headlines”
  • “Make Me Proud” (featuring Nicki Minaj)
  • “The Motto” (featuring Lil Wayne)
  • “Made Men” (Rick Ross featuring Drake)
  • “In the Morning” (J. Cole featuring Drake)
  • “Free Spirit” (featuring Rick Ross)
  • “Over My Dead Body”
  • “Shot for Me”
  • “Under Ground Kings”
  • “We’ll Be Fine” (featuring Birdman)
  • “Lord Knows” (featuring Rick Ross)
  • “Doing It Wrong”
  • “The Real Her” (featuring Lil Wayne and André 3000)
  • “Practice”
  • “Hate Sleeping Alone”

2012

  • “Take Care” (featuring Rihanna)
  • “Hell Ya Fucking Right” (featuring Lil Wayne)
  • “Crew Love” (featuring The Weeknd)

2013

  • “Started from the Bottom”
  • “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (featuring Majid Jordan)
  • “All Me” (featuring Big Sean and 2 Chainz)
  • “Pound Cake” (featuring Jay Z)
  • “The Language”
  • “Too Much” (featuring Sampha)
  • “I Do It” (2 Chainz featuring Drake and Lil Wayne)
  • “Tuscan Leather”
  • “Furthest Thing”
  • “Own It”
  • “From Time” (featuring Jhené Aiko)
  • “Connect”
  • “305 to My City” (featuring Detail)
  • “Paris Morton Music 2”
  • “Come Thru”
  • “Cabaret” (Justin Timberlake featuring Drake)
  • “Mine” (Beyoncé featuring Drake)

2014

  • “Worst Behavior”
  • “0 to 100 / The Catch Up”
  • “Never Satisfied” (Future featuring Drake)
  • “DnF” (P Reign featuring Future & Drake)

2015

  • “Preach” (featuring PartyNextDoor)
  • “Energy”
  • “Back to Back”
  • “Charged Up”
  • “Hotline Bling”
  • “Right Hand”
  • “Jumpman” (with Future)
  • “Legend”
  • “10 Bands”
  • “Know Yourself”
  • “No Tellin'”
  • “Madonna”
  • “6 God”
  • “Star67”
  • “Wednesday Night Interlude” (featuring PartyNextDoor)
  • “Used To” (featuring Lil Wayne)
  • “6 Man”
  • “Now & Forever”
  • “Company” (featuring Travis Scott)
  • “You & the 6”
  • “Jungle”
  • “6PM in New York”
  • “Digital Dash” (with Future)
  • “Big Rings” (with Future)
  • “Live from the Gutter” (with Future)
  • “Diamonds Dancing” (with Future)
  • “Scholarships” (with Future)
  • “Plastic Bag” (with Future)
  • “I’m the Plug” (with Future)
  • “Change Locations” (with Future)
  • “30 for 30 Freestyle”
  • “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”
  • “What a Time to Be Alive”

2016

  • “Summer Sixteen”
  • “One Dance” (featuring Wizkid and Kyla)
  • “Pop Style” (featuring The Throne)
  • “Controlla”
  • “Too Good” (featuring Rihanna)
  • “Fake Love”
  • “Sneakin'” (featuring 21 Savage)
  • “Two Birds, One Stone”
  • “Keep the Family Close”
  • “9”
  • “U with Me?”
  • “Feel No Ways”
  • “Hype”
  • “Weston Road Flows”
  • “Redemption”
  • “With You” (featuring PartyNextDoor)
  • “Faithful” (featuring Pimp C and dvsn)
  • “Still Here”
  • “Grammys” (featuring Future)
  • “Childs Play”
  • “Summers Over Interlude”
  • “Fire & Desire”
  • “Views”

2017

  • “No Frauds” (with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne)
  • “Passionfruit”
  • “Free Smoke”
  • “Portland” (featuring Quavo and Travis Scott)
  • “Glow” (featuring Kanye West)
  • “Signs”
  • “Bring It Back” (with Trouble and Mike WiLL Made-It)
  • “No Long Talk” (featuring Giggs)
  • “Jorja Interlude”
  • “Get It Together” (featuring Black Coffee and Jorja Smith)
  • “Madiba Riddim”
  • “Blem”
  • “4422” (featuring Sampha)
  • “Gyalchester”
  • “Skepta Interlude”
  • “Sacrifices” (featuring 2 Chainz and Young Thug)
  • “Nothings Into Somethings”
  • “Teenage Fever”
  • “KMT” (featuring Giggs)
  • “Lose You”
  • “Can’t Have Everything”
  • “Since Way Back” (featuring PartyNextDoor)
  • “Ice Melts” (featuring Young Thug)
  • “Do Not Disturb”
  • “More Life”

2018

  • “God’s Plan”
  • “Diplomatic Immunity”
  • “Nice for What”
  • “Yes Indeed” (with Lil Baby)
  • “I’m Upset”
  • “Don’t Matter to Me” (with Michael Jackson)
  • “In My Feelings”
  • “Nonstop”
  • “Survival”
  • “Elevate”
  • “Emotionless”
  • “8 Out of 10”
  • “Can’t Take a Joke”
  • “Sandra’s Rose”
  • “Talk Up” (featuring Jay-Z)
  • “Is There More”
  • “Peak”
  • “Summer Games”
  • “Jaded”
  • “Finesse”
  • “Ratchet Happy Birthday”
  • “That’s How You Feel”
  • “Blue Tint”
  • “After Dark” (featuring Static Major and Ty Dolla Sign)
  • “Final Fantasy”
  • “March 14”
  • “Never Recover” (with Lil Baby and Gunna)
  • “Flip the Switch” (Quavo featuring Drake)
  • “Scary Hours”

2019

  • “Mob Ties”
  • “Girls Need Love Remix” (with Summer Walker)
  • “Money in the Grave” (featuring Rick Ross)
  • “Omertà”
  • “War”
  • “Dreams Money Can Buy”
  • “The Motion”
  • “How Bout Now”
  • “Trust Issues”
  • “Days in the East”
  • “Draft Day”
  • “4PM in Calabasas”
  • “5AM in Toronto”
  • “I Get Lonely”
  • “Jodeci Freestyle” (featuring J. Cole)
  • “Club Paradise”
  • “Girls Love Beyoncé” (featuring James Fauntleroy)
  • The Best in the World Pack

2020

  • “Toosie Slide”
  • “Dark Lane Demo Tapes”

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