Drake is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. He was born Aubrey Drake Graham on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Drake began his career as an actor, appearing in the Canadian television series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” in the early 2000s. He released his debut mixtape, “Room for Improvement,” in 2006, and went on to release several more mixtapes over the next few years.
In 2009, Drake signed a record deal with Lil Wayne’s label, Young Money Entertainment, and released his debut studio album, “Thank Me Later,” in 2010. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum. Drake has since released several more highly successful albums, including “Take Care,” “Nothing Was the Same,” “Views,” and “Scorpion.”
Since then, Drake has released five studio albums, each of them hitting the top spot on the Billboard 100 in the USA. His critically acclaimed singles have included Started From The Bottom, Hold On We’re Going Home, Hotline Bling, One Dance, God’s Plan, and In My Feelings. He has sold over 142 million units in the USA and has headlined numerous tours, alongside touring with acts including Lil Wayne, Future, and Migos alongside working with Rihanna.
Drake is known for his introspective and emotional lyrics, as well as his ability to blend different genres of music, including rap, R&B, and pop. He has won numerous awards throughout his career, including four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and 27 Billboard Music Awards. Drake is also a successful entrepreneur, with his own record label, OVO Sound, as well as a clothing line, OVO Clothing. In addition, he has been involved in several philanthropic efforts, including donating money to organizations that support education, health, and social services.