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Drake Biography

Birth Name:
Aubrey Drake Graham
Birth Place:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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