- Also Known As:
- Drizzy, Drizzy Drake, Champagne Papi
Drake (born Aubrey Drake Graham in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on October 24, 1986) is an American hip hop and R&B artist. Drake first became known for playing Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. In June 2009, Drake signed a recording contract with Lil Wayne‘s Young Money Entertainment and released his second studio album, Thank Me Later, on June 15, 2010, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200. Drake released his third studio album on November 15, 2011 titled Take Care. Drake is Grammy-nominated and even performed at the 2010 ceremony. He released his fourth album, Nothing Was The Same, in 2013. He released two mixtapes in 2015 — If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and What a Time to Be Alive — before his 2016 album Views. He most recently released More Life in 2017.
Drake, who has written songs for artists such as Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx, and P. Diddy, currently has more number-one singles on Billboard’s Rap Songs Chart than any other artist, and is, other than 50 Cent, the only artist to simultaneously occupy the chart’s top three positions.
Best Known For:
Conquering the rap game with hits like “HYFR,” “Best I Ever Had,” and “Just Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
Drake manages to keep his personal life private, but has admitted that his ex-girlfriends inspire his music. He has been linked to Rihanna on off since 2010, and their relationship was the source of a violent club fight that broke out between him and Chris Brown in the summer of 2012. He was also accused of fathering former adult film star Sophie Brussaux‘s child, Adonis, in 2017, and rumors ramped back up a year later when Pusha T brought the baby up in a diss track. Drake confirmed that Adonis is his son on his album Scorpion, released on June 29, 2018.