Drake real name Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. As per 2020, Drake’s age is 35. He is a famous rapper and first got recognition from a popular American TV series named “The Next Generation”. Drake’s parents are Dennis Graham (father) and Sandra “Sandi” Graham. Drake dad is an African American and was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He worked as a drummer with rock star Jerry Lewis. His family has origin in arts and music. His uncle Larry Graham worked as a bassist for Prince. His mother was an English teacher and a florist. His parents got divorced when he was five, despite living with his mom; he is still very close to his father. He lives in California but owns a property in Toronto. Drake’s height is 1.82m.
He combines rapping with singing, which in turn creates a softer melody and rhythm than other rappers. Drake’s net worth is $150 million.
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- Drake and Ashley Kerwin (co-star in The Next Generation) dated for a long time. They were together from 2001-2009.
- Drake and Rihanna are rumored to date for the first time when they collaborated for a song and music video, titled “What’s My Name,” Their performance on the same song at 53rd Grammy Awards was so sizzling that it made people believe that they are together. They worked together in a 2012 video and were also rumored to be dating. In 2014, Drake and Rihanna posted an Instagram picture of matching tattoo which made them again the center of attention.
- Drake and Kate Dennings went on a single date in 2013. Drake also confessed of going on a Disneyland date with Tyra Banks before 2013.
- He dated Zoe Kravitz a model by profession from 2013-2014.
- Drake and Nicki Minaj were rumored to have a fling when they were seen together in Nicki’s music video titled “Anaconda” in 2014.
- Drake and Jennifer Lopez posted a romantic cuddling picture on Drake Instagram in Dec 2016.
- Drake and Sophie Brussaux dated in 2016 as well.
- He was also rumored to date Hailey Baldwin (Justin Bieber’s wife), Amber Rose, India love, Jorja Smith, Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, Malaika Terry, Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Zmeena, Kylie Jenner and Imaan Hammam.
- He is single as of today.
Drake and Sophie Brussaux have a son together which he kept away from the limelight for a year long. Drake and Sophie had a date and nine-month later she delivered his baby boy. Drake was not sure whether he is his son so he opted for a DNA test which was positive. Drake’s son is named Adonis Graham. He was born on October 11, 2017.
Drake has won 180 awards in total from 639 nominations. He has won 4 Grammy Awards out of forty-four nominations. Drake has won 27 Billboard Music Awards out of 81 nominations. He has won Grammy Award for Best Rap Song (2017,2019), Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, Billboard Music Award for Top Artist, BET Award for best collaboration, Billboard Music Award for Top Billboard 200 Album (2017, 2019), Billboard Latin Music Award for Tropical Song of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Hot 100 Artist, YouTube Music Award, Billboard Music Award for Top Male Artist, and Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Male Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Streaming Song (Video) and many more.
Here are some fun facts about Drake you might not know.
- His favorite drink is a white wine spritzer.
- Apart from Drake’s real name, he has some nicknames too such as Drizzy and Champagne Papi.
- He dropped out of school to pursue his acting career but he continued later on and graduated in 2012.
- DRAKE real name aside but his middle name stands for Do Right and Kill Everything (rap artist).
- His favorite color is Brown.
- His biggest celebrity crush was Kat Dennings and Eva Mendes.
- A fan once tattooed his DRAKE on his forehead but Drake didn’t like it.
- His favorite food is McDonald’s.
- In 2008, he decided to work as a waiter or a bartender because he didn’t have a job.
- Drake Real name has never been used in his singing career.
- Kanye West directed the music video “Best I Ever Had” for Drake.
- Drake types the lyrics on his phone before singing.
- Drake is the creator of famous slang “YOLO” abbreviation of You Only Live Once.
- He was odd at his all-white school because he was black and Jewish as well.
- During his “America’s Most Wanted” tour in July 2009, he got his knee severely injured.
- Drake and Chris Brown had a fight in the New York night club and the reason was no other than Rihanna. Rihanna and Chris Brown had been in long term relationships which ended on a very sad and violent note.
- He broke Michael Jackson’s record of 11 nominations with 13 nominations in American Music Award Nominations.
- He also broke Justin Bieber’s record for the most Billboard Hot 100 entries in one week.
- He is very good at skating as well.
- An artist made his picture with Sushi and White Rice.
- He has a clothing brand named OVO.
- He has written songs for Rita Ora, Jamie Foxx, and Alicia Keys.
- He became the official face of Raptors in NBA in 2013.
- He voiced a teen mammoth in Ice Age.
- He was the World’s Most Popular Recording Artist in 2016.
- He admitted he never loved Rihanna.
- He has a tattoo of CN tower on his arm.
Here are six top studio Drake albums.
- Thank Me Later (2010).
- Take Care (2011).
- Nothing was the same (2013)
- Views (2016)
- Scorpion (2018)
- Dark Lane Demo Tapes (2020)
Some of the most famous Drake songs are Hotline Bling, Best I Ever Had, Nice for What, Know Yourself, Too Good, Non-stop, Controlla, Worst Behavior, In My Feelings, Hype, Popstar, Money in the Grave, I’m Upset, One Dance, Jumpman, Toosie Slide and many more.