Do you even know the popular Canadian rapper & singer “Drake”? I mean his real name, age, net worth, background and fact about his career, many people claims they are Drake’s fan whereas they don’t know anything about his life history even his age, his first hit song, popular music and album released and so on, without beating around the bush follow me as I dig deep into Drake’s biography.
|REAL NAME||AUBREY DRAKE GRAHAM|
|Date Of Birth (Age)||24th October 1986 (32 Years Old)|
|Place Of Birth||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Height||5 Feet 9 Inch|
|Citizenship & Nationality||The United State / American|
|Occupation||Rapper, Singer, Actor & Record Producer.|
|Net Worth||$150 Million|
WHO IS AUBREY DARKE GRAHAM? (WIKI, AGE & BIO)
When you hear Aubrey Graham what comes to your mind, am sure many people don’t have an idea of who he is, Aubrey Drake Graham is the Canadian rapper popularly known as Drake, and he was born on 24th of October 1986 in Canada, the famous artiste is a citizen of the United State of America, his father’s name is Dennis Graham which was also a citizen of Memphis, Tennessee, Aubrey’s dad loves beating drums, and he worked as a drummer performing alongside country musician Jerry Lee Lewis, his parent met after his father perform at Club Bluenote in Toronto and from there they started their relationship and got married.
His mother’s name is Sandra Graham and she’s an Ashkenazi Jewish Canadian, his mother worked as an English teacher and florist, unfortunately, Drake’s parent get divorced when he was five years old because his father was into drugs which were later incarcerated for a number of years, Drake was brought up by his mother and he grew up in Toronto while his father returned to Memphis.
AUBREY DRAKE GRAHAM EDUCATION BACKGROUND
Moreover, Drake is talented in writing and singing of songs/rap, during his childhood stage he attended a Jewish day school and had a Bar Mitzvah at age 13, also he attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute where he studied Arts, however, he later attended Vaughan Road Academy in the city’s multicultural Oakwood Vaughan, Drake describe this school as “not by any means the easiest school to go.
The combination of his career which is acting and the busy class schedule was not easy for Drake so he dropped out of school and later graduated in 2012.
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AUBREY DRAKE GRAHAM CAREER & AWARD
As an Actor
Most people know Drake is talented in music but only a few know that Aubrey is an Actor, is starting acting in his early 15th, It was one of his classmates at Forest Hill who gave him his start in the entertainment industry.
A high school friend introduced Drake to his father, who was an agent, Drake explained that “His dad would say, ‘If there’s anyone in the class that makes you laugh, have them audition for me.’ After the audition he became my agent.” and in 2001 Drake was featured in the role of a Canadian teen drama series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, he played the part of Jimmy Brooks, In this movie, he was a basketball star and was later shot by his classmate, this incident eventually leads him to a situation whereby he was bound on a wheelchair permanently in the movie.
The most interesting part about Drake is that he started receiving Award when he was acting, Drake act for seven years (2001-2009) and in 2002 he received the Young Artist Award for best ensemble in a TV series, He appeared in a total of 145 episodes in the Canadian teen drama series.
As a Musician
After Aubrey Graham was inspired by Jay Z and Clipse then he thought of crossing over into the world of hip hop and while he was still appearing in Degrassi, he released his first mixtape titled Room for Improvement in 2006, Drake first debuted mixtape featured Trey Songz and Lupe Fiasco and the tracks were produced by Boi-1da, and Frank Dukes, upon released it was confirmed that over 6,000 copies were sold out.
The following year (2007) Drake released his second mixtape titled Comeback Season, this mixtape was dropped under his label October’s Very Own, his 2nd released mixtape comprises of his first hit single and music video “Replacement Girl“, featuring Trey Songz, Drake break a record in the entertainment industry i.e the first unsigned Canadian rapper to have his music video featured as the New Joint of the Day on BET’s popular hip-hop TV show, however, this song retains Lil Wayne’s verse in “Man of the Year” by Brisco, Flo Rida, and Lil Wayne.
He had an on-off relationship with Rihanna, whom he began dating in 2009. In 2016 and 2017, he dated pop star, Jennifer Lopez. In 2018, it was revealed he had a son with Sophie Brussaux. He has also dated tennis icon Serena Williams.
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AUBREY DRAKE GRAHAM’S NET WORTH
Not only is Drake a successful musician, but he is also an entrepreneur. As of today Drake worth $150 Million Dollar, which was confirmed by Forbes, however, the rapper made Forbes list of top 100 celebrities for 2018 by earning $47 million. Drake is also listed as one of the 20 richest rappers by Wealthy Gorilla at No. 14. See the breakdown of Drake earning below:
Drake’s Earnings By Year:
2010: $10 million
2011: $11 million
2012: $21 million
2013: $11 million
2014: $33 million
2015: $40 million
2016: $40 million
2017: $95 million
2018: $47 million
Aside from this, Drake has his own private Jet called “Air Drake” the price of this jet range between $185 million to $220 million, He has endorsement deals with Jordan Brand, Sprite and also has a $19 million deal with Apple Music Drake is also a global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors
AUBREY DRAKE GRAHAM AWARDS
Billboard Music Award
|2017||Top Rap Tour||Winner|
|2017||Top Rap Artist||Winner|
|2017||Top Streaming Songs Artist||Winner|
|2017||Top Song Sales Artist||Winner|
|2017||Top Hot 100 Artist||Winner|
|2017||Top Billboard 200 Artist||Winner|
|2017||Top Male Artist||Winner|
|2017||Best Rap Song||Winner|
|2017||Best Rap/Sung Performance||Winner|
|2013||Best Rap Album||Winner|
|2019||Best Rap Song||Winner|
BET Hip-Hop Award
|2010||MVP of the Year||Winner|
|2009||Rookie of the Year||Winner|
|American Music Awards||Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist||2016|
|MOBO Awards||Best International Act||2016|
|BRIT Awards||International Male Solo Artist||2017|
|Juno Awards||New Artist of the Year||2010|
AUBREY DRAKE GRAHAM SOCIAL MEDIA (Instagram & Twitter)
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