Everyone has got to know about Drake these days. This Canadian rapper and producer is one of the most influential celebrities around; millions of people worldwide love his music.
Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario. His love for music comes from his father, Dennis Graham, who performed with Jerry Lee Lewis, the legend of rock’n’roll. His mother, Sandra “Sandi” Graham worked as an English teacher and florist. The two separated when Drake was five years old; the boy continued to live with his mother.
It is known that Drake was bullied for being black and Jewish by other kids during his school days. The rapper now looks back at these situations and states that those unfortunate events had only made him stronger.
When in school, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute to be exact, Drake discovered his talent for acting.He’s known for his role on Degrassi: The Next Generation, a Canadian TV series. He played the character for around 8 years and used the income to support his ill mother.
Around the time he was on the show, the interest for the hip- hop scene grew within him, so he started releasing his first mix-tapes.
He was on the verge of finding a regular job when he received a call from Lil Wayne. The rapper asked young Drake to join him on his tour in Houston. This was a great opportunity since Drake was written off Degrassi and had no stable income.
Shortly after, in 2009, Drake and Lil Wayne started recording together and working on Drake’s music. His singles got him high up on the charts as they won over audiences from all over. Later that same year, Drake signed a contract with Young Money Entertainment.
Years full of success followed for Drake- his albums were stealing the spotlight over and over again; Thank Me Later (2010), Take Care (2011) which won him a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, Nothing Was The Same (2013), Views (2016), Drake’s newest album, proved that he is one of the world’s most famous rappers right now.
He collabed with brands like Nike, Apple Music, Sprite and such. Virginia Black Whiskey, his and Brent Hocking’s creation, is another source of his income.
So far, his VEVO Youtube channel has scored him over 3 billion views and around 7 million subscribers.
Drake has quite a lot of ex-girlfriends. Someone even made a list online! It’s full of names such as Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Blac Chyna, Serena Williams…
Drake Net Worth 2019
With all of these endorsements to back him up, Drake has a stable yearly income for 2019 estimated at around 130 million.
I guess that’s where his motto, YOLO (You Only Live Once) has brought him.