Celebrity News: Drake is a Canadian singer, actor, producer and rapper who has a net worth of $ 90 million. He was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is son of Sandi Graham Sher, educator, and Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis.
His progenitor is an African American from Memphis, Tennessee, and his mother, a white Canadian bean. Two of his uncles, Larry Graham and Teenie Hodges, are also musicians.
He attended a Jewish school and had a Bar Mitzvah. His parents divorced when he was five years old and raised by his mother in Toronto neighborhoods. His father had problems with the law and kept up with his mother’s government checks acquired for physical disability. They moved many times and finally rented a room in a basement.
He played hockey with the Weston Red Wings. He entered the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he began acting, although he did not graduate. Later he entered the Vaughan Road Academy, which he also left. Years later, on October 2012, he graduated.
At age 15 he met an agent, the father of a high school friend, and found him a role in the Canadian television series Degrassi: The Next Generation as Jimmy Brooks. It would continue in the series until 2009, appearing in a total of 138 episodes. In 2006, he recorded his first songs and mixtapes. He could pay them thanks to the money he earned by acting. He then left with the Canadian singer Keshia Chanté.
It gained worldwide fame in 2009, after signing with Lil Wayne in the company Young Money Entertainment. In 2010, Thank Me Later, its first studio album, positioned in number one of Billboard 200 with the singles Over and Find Your Love, that They had a great success
His second album, which was titled Take Care and was presented in 2011, was even more successful reaching the top in the charts in the United States and Canada. It included the songs Headlines, Take Care, Make Me Proud, and The Motto, to this last single is credited with popularizing the acronym “YOLO” (you only live once). In his promotion, he toured the Club Paradise Tour, which was the most successful within hip-hop of 2012, and with which he raised more than 42 million dollars.
Nothing Was the Same, their third studio album was released on September 24, 2013, with the singles, Started from the Bottom and Hold On, We’re Going Home. Together with producer C. Papi, they have written songs for others, such as Jamie Foxx and Alicia Keys. In 2014 he collaborated with Romeo Santos on the second single from his album Formula, Vol. 2, titled Odio.
On February 12, 2015, he released If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late on iTunes, without warning. Since August 11, 2015, the track had sold more than 1 million copies, making him the first artist to have a platinum record in 2015. It also marks the rapper’s fourth platinum album. On September 20 of this same year, he presented with the rapper Future, the album What a Time to be Alive. Which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, Billboard Charts R & B, and Billboard Hot Rap Songs. It also reached number 1 on the Canadian Hot 100. 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 music video for the song was released on October 19, 2015, through Apple Music, and later on Vevo.