Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, is a musician and actor who was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His mother, Sandi Graham Sher, was a teacher, and his father, Dennis Graham, was a drummer. In addition to being raised Jewishly by his mother, Drake also had two musically inclined uncles Larry Graham and Teenie Hodges. He went to a Jewish school and had his Bar Mitzvah. Drake’s parents divorced when he was five years old, and he was forced to deal with challenging circumstances with his mother, who had an accident and was unable to work. They ultimately settled into a room in the basement. Drake completed his degree despite having trouble finishing in October 2012.
Drake played Jimmy Brooks in the Canadian television series Degrassi: The Next Generation when he was 15 years old. He appeared in multiple seasons up till 2009 and was recorded because of his excellent performance.
138 episodes altogether. He then began to get involved in the music industry, recording his first songs and mixtapes and paying for the recording with his acting salary. He was dating Canadian singer Keshia Chanté at the time. He was able to contract with Young Money Entertainment in 2009, at which point he joined Lil Wayne. Thanks to the success of the singles “Over” and “Find Your Love,” which were included on his debut studio album Thank Me Later in 2010, which peaked at number one on the Billboard 200, he was able to gain international recognition.
When Drake released Take Care in 2011, it became an instant hit, topping the charts in both the US and Canada. The songs “Headlines,” “Take Care,” “Make Me Proud,” and “The Motto” were among them. He started promoting his music on the 2012 Club Paradise Tour, the hip-hop genre’s most lucrative tour and one that garnered over 42 million dollars. Nothing Was the Same, his third studio album, featured the songs “Started from the Bottom” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home” upon release. By 2014, his name was already well-known, especially when he and Romeo Santos worked together on the song “Odio,” the second hit from his album Formula, Vol. 2.
Drake shocked the general public and his followers on February 12, 2015, when he made If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late available on iTunes. The song sold over 1 million copies in a short period of time, making the musician the first to have a platinum album that year. Later, he and rapper Future unveiled the album What a Time to Be Alive, which peaked at number one on the Billboard 200, at a concert.
Billboard R&B Charts, and Billboard Hot Rap Songs. The successes didn’t take long to arrive: it reached number 1 on the Canadian Hot 100. The song “Hotline Bling”, released as a digital single on July 31, 2015, reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Drake’s first top-10 in two years. The official video was released on October 19, 2015, through Apple Music and later on Vevo.
- Grammy Award for Best Rap Album (2013)
- Grammy Award for Best Rap Song (2019, 2017)
- Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (2017)
- MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video (2016, 2014, 2012).
- Boney M – Feliz Navidad
- Kamo Mphela – Dalie Ft. Khalil Harrison, Tyler ICU & Baby S.O.N
- Shaunmusiq, Ftears & Daliwonga – Howa You ft. Myztro & XDuppy
- Emtee – Roll Up (Remix) ft. Wizkid, AKA
- DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small – Sponono ft. Wizkid, Burna Boy, Cassper Nyovest
- DJ Tarico & Burna Boy – Yaba Buluku (Remix) ft. Preck, Nelson Tivane
- Ayra Starr – Bloody Samaritan(Remix) ft Sun-EL Musician
- Tyla – Water
- Tyler ICU, Tumelo ZA – Mnike ft. DJ Maphorisa, Nandipha808, Ceeka RSA & Tyron Dee
- Young Stunna ft Nkulee 501 & Skroef28 – Umsebenzi
- Stixx – Test of Time Ft. Jay Sax & Zwayetoven
- Stixx – Msamaria ft Baby S.O.N & Mzizi
- Stixx – Autumn Leaves ft Kelvin Momo, Xolani Guitars & Jay Sax
- Stixx – Malume ft Nvcho