• Birth Name: Aubrey Drake Graham
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Rapper, Actor

Fast Facts

  • Raised in Toronto by his Canadian-born mother after his parents' divorce when he was 5; spent summers in Memphis with his father, an American. 
  • Is the son of musician Dennis Graham, who wrote for Al Green and performed with artists including Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • Played paralyzed basketball star Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001-09).
  • Released three successful mixtapes and the seven-track EP So Far Gone (Rap Recording of the Year at the 2010 Juno Awards) before putting out his first official album, Thank Me Later.
  • Landed 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 from 2009 to '10, led by Top-10s "Best I Ever Had,""Find Your Love" and "Forever." 
  • Named Best New Artist at Canada's 2010 Juno Awards and was nominated for four awards at the 2011 Grammys, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album.
  • Enjoys basketball and had LeBron James host his So Far Gone release party in 2009.


  • 2019, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Artist: Nominee
  • 2016, Grammy — Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Winner
  • 2018, Grammy — Best Rap Song: Winner
  • 2016, Grammy — Best Rap Song: Winner
  • 2012, Grammy — Best Rap Album: Winner


  • Sandi Graham — Mother
  • Larry Graham — Uncle
  • Dennis Graham — Father
  • Mabon "Teenie" Hodges — Uncle