1. Aubrey Drake Graham better known as simply Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.
2. He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
3. His first studio album, Thank Me Later , debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and generated notable single “Find Your Love”.
4. It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America .
5. His second album, Take Care , is his most successful to date, topping charts in the United States and Canada and producing the singles “Take Care”, “Make Me Proud” and “The Motto”, the last of which is also credited for popularizing the widely used acronym YOLO.
6. In promotion of his second album, Drake embarked on the worldwide Club Paradise Tour, which became the most successful hip-hop tour of 2012, grossing over $42 million. His third studio album Nothing Was the Same was released on September 24, 2013.
7. His work has earned him a Grammy Award, three Juno Awards, six BET Awards, and set several significant Billboard charts records.
8. Drake, along with being a record producer under the pseudonym Champagne Papi, has also written songs for other artists, including Alicia Keys , Jamie Foxx and Trey Songz.
9. Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario, to parents Sandi Graham , an educator, and Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis.
10. She found us a half of a house we could live in.
11. The other people had the top half, we had the bottom half.
12. I lived in the basement, my mom lived on the first floor.
13. Drake then began attending Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he began acting, It was the first of two high schools he would attend, as he later went to Vaughan Road Academy, describing it as “not by any means the easiest school to go to.