Drake (entertainer)

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Drake (entertainer)

Canadian recording artist and actor from Toronto, Ontario add

Category: Music

Born in 1986.

Countries: United States (51%), Canada (21%), (21%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Thank Me Later, Rihanna, Meek Mill

Linked to: Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, Jewish day school, Recording Industry Association of America, Billboard




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Drake was born in 1986 add something


Besides Degrassi, between 2001-2009 Drake appeared on other various Television shows in smaller roles such as, Blue Murder as Joey Tamarin, Soul Food as Fredrick, The Border as PFC Gordon Harvey, and Beyond the Break as himself add something


The first was fellow Canadian Nelly Furtado who entered the top ten in 2001 with "I'm Like A Bird" the same week as Missy Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On", a remix of which included a credited contribution from Furtado add something


Later, Common's album debuted at number 18 on the "Bilboard" 200 and sold 69,000 copies in its first week, his lowest first week sales since his 2002 album Electric Circus add something


In 2006, Drake self-released his first mixtape "Room for Improvement" add something


In 2007, he released another mixtape, "Comeback Season", spawning a single and a music video for "Replacement Girl" featuring Trey Songz add something


Also in 2007, Drake became the first unsigned Canadian rapper to have his music video featured on BET when his first single, "Replacement Girl" was featured as the "New Joint of the Day" on April 30, 2007 add something


In 2008, Lil Wayne was given some of Drake's music from Rap-A-Lot founder, J. Prince's son, Jas Prince, and he immediately called Drake to invite him to fly to Houston and tour with him add something


In the late 2009 Drake dated Rihanna and broke up in 2012 add something


MTV named it "The Hottest Mixtape of 2009 " add something


On February 13, 2009, Drake released his third official mixtape, "So Far Gone", for free download on his blog site which included Drake's mentor Lil Wayne, Bun B, Omarion, Lloyd and his friend, Trey Songz add something


On June 29, 2009, it was confirmed, that Drake signed a record deal with Young Money Entertainment add something


On the "Billboard" Hot 100 chart of July 4, 2009, both "Best I Ever Had", and "Every Girl" by Young Money Entertainment entered the top ten at positions 3 and 10 respectively add something


On July 31, 2009, Drake, who was performing on an already injured knee, fell on stage while performing "Best I Ever Had", with Lil Wayne in Camden, New Jersey, New Jersey add something


Drake underwent surgery on September 8, 2009 for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee add something


On September 15, 2009, "So Far Gone" was released as a seven-track EP in which five of the tracks were from the original mixtape add something


Drake is mentioned in the 2010 television movie "Degrassi Takes Manhattan", making him one of two Degrassi actors who exist within the series' fictional universe independently of their characters add something


Due to his first week sales, Drake had sold the most records for any hip hop artist in one week in 2010 add something


The song was performed at the MTV Music Video awards in 2010 with appearances by Swizz Beatz and Mary J. Blige in the performance add something


On March 9, 2010, Drake released the first single from his "Thank Me Later" album, titled "Over" add something


On March 12, 2010, a version of K'naan's "Wavin' Flag" recorded by a collective of Canadian musicians known as Young Artists for Haiti was released add something


On April 18, 2010, the album won Rap Recording of the Year at the 2010 Juno awards add something


According to reports, Drake announced the completion of the album to a crowd during his April 26, 2010, show at the University of Missouri in Kansas City add something


On April 29, 2010, it was announced that Drake had finished "Thank Me Later" add something


Gears of War 3 - In June 2010, it was announced that Drake would have a prominent role in the video game "Gears of War 3" add something


Universal Motown stated the album had been pushed back three weeks for a June 15, 2010, release add something


"Thank Me Later" was finally released on June 15, 2010 add something


Drake kicked off his "Lights Dreams and Nightmares Tour" on September 20, 2010 in Miami, Florida add something


In late January 2011, Indiewire announced that Drake was in negotiations to join Eva Green and Susan Sarandon in the cast of Nicholas Jarecki's forthcoming feature-film "Arbitrage" add something


The music video for the single was released on October 2, 2011, depicting Drake rapping in various locations around Toronto such as Guild Park and Rogers Centre add something


In 2012, Jake One produced a seemingly-personal song for Drake, originally thought to be released in anticipation for the third annual OVO Fest add something


He performed "Headlines" on ice during the second intermission of the NHL All Star Game in his home country of Canada in January 2012 add something


The song's music video was released on February 10, 2012, and features appearances by fellow Young Money rapper Tyga, E-40, and Mistah F.A.B. add something


On February 13, 2012, Common commented on the feud by saying "It's over add something


The album's title track was released as the fourth single on February 21, 2012, and features Barbadian recording artist Rihanna add something


The music video for the single was released after many delays on April 6, 2012, simultaneously with the music video for the fifth single "HYFR" add something


The fifth single from "Take Care", "HYFR " was released on April 24, 2012 and was the least-successful single from the album, peaking only at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 add something


Drake and Chris Brown were allegedly involved in a physical altercation on June 14, 2012, when Drake and his entourage allegedly threw glass bottles towards Chris Brown at a nightclub called WIP in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City , New York add something


A video of Drake previewing the untitled song while smoking hookah was released on June 26, 2012 through Vimeo add something


Later, on September 6, 2012 at the 2012 MTV Video Music awards, when Drake was announced the winner of Best Hip-Hop Video with his single "HYFR," Rihanna was seen not applauding, and calling Drake and his Young Money Entertainment label mates "assholes" when they walked up to the stage for Drake to give his acceptance speech add something


In January 2013 Drake was seen filming the music video for a new song titled "Started from the Bottom" and was being directed by Director X add something


The single was instead premiered on February 1, 2013 and released to iTunes five days later add something


In March 2013 he would premiere a song off the album titled "5 AM in Toronto", a sequel to the "Thank Me Later" track "9 AM in Dallas" add something


In an interview in April 2013, Drake said about Brown: "Stop preying on his insecurities add something


Later in the month he would film a music video for the song and it would be released on April 1, 2013 add something


Drake would release two more songs on April 15, 2013 titled "No New Friends", a song that will be featured on DJ Khaled's "Suffering from Success" album, and "Girls Love Beyonce", which contains a samples from Destiny's Child song "Say My Name" add something


On September 14, 2013, Drake performed an unreleased song from his upcoming album "Nothing Was the Same", titled "Too Much", featuring London singer Sampha on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" add something


His third studio album "Nothing Was the Same" is scheduled for release on September 24, 2013 add something


On September 30, 2013, Drake was announced as the new "global ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors, thereby joining the executive of his hometown NBA team add something


He announced that his "Would You like a Tour-" tour will begin in October 2013 add something


Drake made his "Saturday Night Live" hosting debut on January 19, 2014; serving as the musical guest add something


In July 2014, Drake announced that the name of his fourth album would be "Views from the 6", however he has not begun to recording it add something


On July 16, 2014, Brown and Drake appeared together in a skit produced for the nationally televised ESPY awards add something


ITunes - However, on February 12, 2015, Drake released the mixtape, "If You're Reading This It's Too Late", with no prior announcement onto iTunes, making it his fourth studio album with Cash Money add something


On June 8, 2015, Drake appeared at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco to discuss Apple's new streaming service Connect, during which he revealed that he would release his next album exclusively through the service add something


In July 2015, Meek Mill publicly dissed Drake on Twitter, calling him out for not writing his own lyrics add something


On July 25, 2015, Drake premiered a track, titled "Charged Up" on the Beats 1 OVO Radio Show that is widely seen as a response to Meek Mill's allegations add something


On July 28, 2015, Drake dropped yet another diss track for Meek Mill called "Back To Back," in which he addressed ghostwriting accusations, among other topics add something


As of August 11, 2015, the "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" mixtape had sold over 1 million copies, making Drake the first artist with a platinum album in 2015 add something


On September 20, 2015, Drake released a joint-mixtape with Atlanta rapper Future, "What a Time to be Alive" add something


On September 30, 2015, Drake was announced as the new "global ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors, thereby joining the executive committee of his hometown's National Basketball Association team, in conjunction with the announcement of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game being awarded to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto add something


On January 30, 2016, Drake released "Summer Sixteen", his third diss track directed at Mill add something


On January 30, 2016, Drake released "Summer Sixteen", the first single from the upcoming "Views from the 6" add something


On April 5, 2016, Drake released two new singles, "Pop Style" and "One Dance", which debuted within the top 40 of the "Billboard" Hot 100 add something


During Episode 19 of OVO Sound Radio, Drake had announced that "Views" would be released on April 29, 2016 add something


Saturday Night Live - On May 14, 2016 Drake hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the second time and served as the musical guest add something


Additional cities including Edmonton and Montreal were announced on May 20, 2016 add something


In June 2016, Drake was sued by hip hop producer Detail add something


He broke off a short romance with Rihanna in October 2016 add something


On October 15, "One Dance" became Spotify's most-streamed song ever, amassing over 882 million plays as of October 2016 add something


As of 2017, Drake has won a total of 3 Grammy Award from 27 nominations add something


Despite multiple setbacks, he would announce "More Life" would be released on March 18, 2017, via a series of multiple video commercials released through Instagram add something


On December 25, 2017, the song "Pistols" leaked add something


He featured on Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB's debut single, "Look Alive", which was released on February 9, 2018 add something


On April 5, 2018, Drake announced he was finishing his fifth studio album and he was releasing a single later that night add something


The case, which was set to undergo trial in May 2018, was eventually dismissed by Superior Court Judge Elaine Lu, after Fisher failed to show up for a final status conference, and ruled Beezer solely acted in self-defense add something


In August 2018, Drake made a surprise visit to child heart patient Sofia Sanchez at Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital, after Sanchez invited him to visit on her birthday add something


Drake and Mill formally ended their feud at a concert in September 2018 add something


During a performance in Edmonton on November 7, Drake announced his intention to begin composing his next project in early 2019 add something


In February 2019, he captured his second Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, for "God's Plan", at the 61st Annual Grammy awards add something


On April 10, 2019 during a London performance on his Assassination Vacation Tour, the OVO leader told the crowd he was working on his new album before the show add something