Drake Biography – Age, Net Worth, Wife, Albums, Songs, & Children

Published on Nov 16, 2023 by


Drake Biography

Drake, whose real name Aubrey Drake Graham, is a rappersongwriter, singer, and actor born October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Canada.

Born to an African American father and Canadian mother, Drake first rose to fame in the early 2000s for playing an acting role on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. In 2006 he decided to pursue a career as a rapper and singer, releasing his first mixtape, Room for Improvement, followed by two other projects, Comeback Season and especially So Far Gone, which helped him get noticed in the hip hop scene, so much so that in 2009, to sign a record deal with the label of Lil Wayne, Young Money.


Full Name

Aubrey Drake Graham

Date of Birth

October 24, 1986


33 Years


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Other Name

Champagne Papi






record producer

Years active




100 Thieves

Net worth

US$ 150 Million (2019) (estimated)


Rihanna (2009 – 2016)

Sophie Brussaux




Larry Graham (uncle)

Teenie Hodges (uncle)


Hip hop








OVO Sound

Universal Motown

Young Money

Cash Money

Associated acts



Lil Wayne



Nicki Minaj

The Weeknd


First Studio Album

In 2010 he released his first studio album, Thank Me Later, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and was soon certified platinum by the RIAA. His next two releases, Take Care and Nothing Was the Same, were released in 2011 and 2013 respectively. In 2015 he released two mixtapes, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and What a Time to Be Alive, the latter of which in collaboration with Future, both strongly influenced by trap productions and sounds.

His fourth studio album, “Views”, influenced by the dancehall genre broke many records, staying at the top of the Billboard 200 for ten weeks in a row, becoming the first album released by a male artist to do so, ten years after the last time. The second single of the project, One Dance, reached the first position on the charts of many countries in the world; in 2016, Drake simultaneously held the top spot on both the Billboard 100 and Billboard 200 for eight weeks.

First Single

The first single, Hotline Bling, won the best rap song award at the Grammy Awards. In 2017 he released the compilation More Life, defined by the artist as a “playlist”, to give space to other artists in the project. In 2018 the singles God’s Plan, extracted from the EP Scary Hours, and Nice for What allowed him to set other records again: the first debuted at the top of the Billboard 100 and remained there for eleven weeks in a row, and was then replaced by the second, which debuted directly at #1, making Drake one of the very few artists in history to have two consecutive #1 singles.

Drake holds several records on the Billboard charts; holds the record for most songs by a solo artist to appear on the charts (154), the most songs featured simultaneously in a week on the Billboard Hot 100 (24), the most time on the chart with at least one song (431 weeks) and the most songs debuted on the Hot 100 in one week (21). He is one of the most successful rappers of the past 20 years, having sold around 86 million units worldwide. He is also the owner of a label, OVO Sound, founded in 2012.

Drake Early Life

Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Ontario in October 1986, to a father of African American descent, born in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Canadian mother. The father is a musician while the mother’s family is involved in art. Graham attended the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute and began acting in high school after being suggested by an agent.

Graham played the role of Jimmy Brooks, the student injured in a school shooting, leading him to take on the first physically disabled role in the Degrassi: The Next Generation series, starting in 2001. He then starred in the film Charlie Bartlett, alongside Anton Yelchin and Robert Downey Jr., which will be released on the North American market on February 1, 2008.

In addition to being an actor, rapper, and songwriter, Drake is also a producer, producing music under the pseudonym Champagne Papi. He is the grandson of bassist Larry Graham.

Drake Net Worth

According to Forbes, Drake’s fortune is estimated to be around $ 150 million (2019). It would be paid around $ 350,000 to $ 600,000 per concert. Drake ranks top of the highest-paid singers in 2018, according to People With Money magazine with an estimated annual income of $ 46 million that he would have amassed between August 2017 and August 2018.

Personal life / Partner / Wife / Children

Drake had an on and off relationship with Rihanna between 2009 and 2016 that he detailed in many of his songs. He is the father of a boy named Adonis, who was born on October 11, 2017, as a result of his relationship with the sculptor and film actress French artist Sophie Brussaux.

The Brussaux pregnancy was the subject of many rumors in early 2017 before Adonis was announced as the name because the media discussion of Drake with Pusha T. Drake confirmed his paternity on his album Scorpion in 2018.


Drake has had minor fights with rappers Pusha T and Common. Both rappers have made references to Drake in songs that Drake responded to, but always indirectly. In a New York club, during a violent fight between the two rappers and Rihanna’s ex, a relative of Drake allegedly injured Chris Brown in the face with a bottle.

On July 16, 2014, Chris Brown and Drake appeared together on a sketch of the ESPY Awards which was televised nationwide. The skit seemingly pokes fun at their past confrontation and ends the matter.

In July 2015, a strong dispute began between Drake and rapper Meek Mill., stemming from a series of comments Mill posted on Twitter, criticizing him for using ghostwriters (musicians who secretly write lyrics for other artists). To this confrontation between the two that Mill started, Drake responded with a song called “Charged Up”, very restrained and in which he does not make any explicit reference to the facts.

On July 30, Drake responds to Mill again through “Back To Back”, a more aggressive and direct song-critic to which he responds to the accusations. Meek Mill responded with “Wanna Know”, but by then the rapper could not cope with the rain of criticism from the majority of rap fans, who did not see with good eyes that the rapper had started this confrontation from scratch, and also via social networks and not through rap.

Drake Social Media Handles

Drake Studio albums


Release Year

Thank Me Later


Take Care


Nothing Was the Same






Certified Lover Boy




Away from Home Tour


Club Paradise Tour


Would You Like a Tour?


Jungle Tour

(2015; six date promotional tour)

Boy Meets World Tour


Assassination Vacation Tour



America’s Most Wanted Tour (with Young Money)


Drake vs. Lil Wayne (with Lil Wayne)


Summer Sixteen Tour (with Future)


Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour (with Migos)


Drake Movies





Charlie Bartlett

A/V Jones


Mookie’s Law

Chet Walters





Ice Age: Continental Drift



Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Ron Burgundy fan


Think Like a Man Too




The Carter Effect


Remember Me, Toronto

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