- Name: Drake
- Age: 30 years old
- Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper
- Net Worth: US $85 Million
- Status: Alive
Drake is a Canadian born rapper, songwriter and actor. He’s know for the series Degrassi: The Next Generation, and for hit songs like ‘Best I Ever Had’, ‘Started from the Bottom’ and ‘Hotline Bling’. Drake was born Aubrey Graham on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario. He was raised in a Jewish household. His mother, Sandi, was a teacher and his father, Dennis, was a drummer for musician Jerry Lee Lewis. Drake’s parents divorced when he was very young. He spent most of his childhood in the neighborhood of Forest Hill. He attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute which was predominantly an all-white school. He dropped out and completed his GED in 2012.
Drake made his television debut in a 2001 episode of the series, Blue Murder. He landed his breakthrough role as “Jimmy Brooks” later that in the teen drama series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. He was 15 years old at the time. He appeared in 138 episodes from 2001 to 2009. Drake has since made appearances in Soul Food, Instant Star, Beyond the Break and Saturday Night Live. His feature film debut was the 2007 comedy drama, Charlie Bartlett. He followed up with roles in Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) and Think Like a Man Too (2014) with Kevin Hart.
Drake entered the hip-hop scene with is debut mixtape, Room for Improvement, in 2006. The mixtape sold 6,000 copies and saw collaboration from Trey Songz and Lupe Fiasco. Drakes follow up mixtape, Comeback Season, was released the following year and featured the hit single “Replacement Girl”. His third mixtape, So Far Gone, dropped in February 2009. It featured the singles “Best I Ever Had” and “Successful” which both charted well on the Billboard Hot 100.
Drake was signed to Lil Wayne‘s Young Money Entertainment in mid 2009. His debut studio album ‘Thank Me Later’ was released on June 15, 2010. The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified platinum by the RIAA. His second album, ‘Take Care (2011)’ was also a major hit topping charts in the U.S. and Canada. Drake’s third album, Nothing Was the Same, was released in 2013 and his fourth, Views, released in 2016. Views features the singles “Summer Sixteen”, “One Dance” and “Pop Style”. The playlist ‘More Life’ was released in March 2017. Drake has won several awards including three Grammys and six Juno Awards. He holds the record for most #1 tracks on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart with a total of 12.
Drake is 6ft tall and has a net worth of $85 million. He reportedly banked $39.5 million in 2015 according to Forbes. Drake is currently dating pop singer Rihanna. His EXs include tennis star Serena Williams and Marvin’s Room girl, Ericka Lee.
Drake Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: Aubrey Drake Graham
- Birthday: October 24, 1986
- How Old : Age: 30 years old
- Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter, Actor
- Years Active: 2006–present
- Net Worth 2017: US $85 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Official Site: drakeofficial.com