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Aubrey Drake Graham

Drake performing at thePolson Pier inToronto, 2011.Background informationBirth nameAubrey Drake GrahamBorn(1986-10-24) October 24, 1986 (age 26)
Toronto,Ontario,CanadaGenresHip hop,R&BOccupationsRapper,singer,songwriter,actorYears active2001–presentLabelsOVO Sound,Young Money,Cash Money,RepublicAssociated actsYoung Money,Birdman,Lil Wayne,Nicki Minaj,Noah "40" Shebib,Rick Ross,The Weeknd,Trey SongzWebsitedrakeofficial.com
Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986), who records under themononymDrake, is aCanadianrecording artist,rapper,songwriter, andactor. He was born inToronto,Ontario, and first garnered recognition for his role asJimmy Brooks on the television seriesDegrassi: The Next Generation. He later rose to prominence as a rapper, releasing several mixtapes before signing toLil Wayne'sYoung Money Entertainment in June 2009.
Drake'sEP,So Far Gone (2009), spawned the hit single "Best I Ever Had" and the moderate hit "Successful". His first studio album,Thank Me Later (2010), debuted at number one on theBillboard 200 and generated notable singles, "Over" and "Find Your Love". It was certified Platinum by theRecording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second album,Take Care (2011), is his most successful to date, topping charts in the United States and Canada and producing multiple hit singles, including "Headlines", "Take Care", "Make Me Proud", and "The Motto", the last of which is also credited for popularizing the widely usedacronymYOLO. In promotion ofTake Care, Drake embarked on the worldwideClub Paradise Tour, which became the most successful hip-hop tour of 2012, grossing over million. His third studio albumNothing Was the Same is scheduled for release on September 24, 2013. It has so far been supported by the singles "Started from the Bottom" and "Hold On, We're Going Home".
Drake has sold over 5 million albums worldwide. His work has earned him aGrammy Award, threeJuno Awards, sixBET Awards, and holds several significantBillboard records. With twelve number-one singles, Drake has more than any other artist onBillboard'sHot Rap Songs chart. With ten number-one singles, he also has more than any other rapper onBillboard'sHot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, passingJay-Z in August 2012. He is one of two artists (the other being50 Cent) that has simultaneously occupied the chart's top three positions.
Drake, along with being a record producer under the pseudonym C. Papi, has also written songs for other artists, includingAlicia Keys andJamie Foxx. He featured as a voice actor inIce Age: Continental Drift. Drake was tied withRihanna for the most nominations at the2012 MTV Video Music Awards. He was ranked No. 2 on MTV's Hottest MCs in the Game VII list in 2012.
Drake performing at the Polson Pierin Toronto, 2011.
Background information
Birth nameAubrey Drake Graham
BornOctober 24, 1986(age 26)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupations Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor
Years active2001–present
Labels OVO Sound, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
Associated acts Young Money, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Noah "40" Shebib, Rick Ross, The Weeknd, Trey Songz
Website drakeofficial.com
Life and career
1986–2005: Early life and acting career
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where Drake attended high school.
Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario, to parents Sandi Graham (née Sher), an educator, and Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis.Two of his uncles, Larry Grahamand Teenie H**** are also musicians. [ 10 ] [ 11 ] [ 12 ] [ 13 ]Drake's father is an African Americanfrom Memphis, Tennessee, and Drake's mother is a white Jewish Canadian. He attended a Jewish day schooland had a Bar Mitzvah. [ 14 ] [ 15 ] [ 16 ]His parents divorced when he was five years old, and he was raisedby his mother in two Toronto neighbourhoods; he lived on Weston Roadin the city's west end, [ 17 ]until the sixth grade, when he moved to the affluent Forest Hillneighborhood. [ 18 ] [ 19 ]Asa youth, he played minor hockeywith the WestonRed Wings. [ 20 ]Drake has commented on the move to Forest Hill and his mother's struggle, saying that "She wanted the best for her family. She found us a half of a house we could live in. Theother people had the top half, we had the bottom half. Ilived in the basement, ****m lived on the first floor. Itwas not big, it was not luxurious. It was what we could afford." Drake then began attending Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where hebegan acting, [ 21 ]but did not graduate. [ 22 ]It was the first of two high schools he would attend, as he later went to Vaughan Road Academy, describing it as"not by any means the easiest school to go to. It's a tough school." [ 17 ]Despite dropping out of high school, years later, he graduated in October 2012. [ 23 ]
At the age of 15, Drake was a high school cutup who had a friend with a father who was an agent. He got him a role on the Canadian TV show Degrassi: The Next Generationas Jimmy Brooks. [ 24 ]In the show, Brooks is a basketball star who becamephysically disabled after he was shot by a classmate. Drake describes how his early acting career affected his family, "My mother was very sick. We were very poor, like broke. The only money I had coming in was offof Canadian TV, which isn’t that much money when you break it down. A season of Canadian television is under a teacher’s salary, I’ll tell you that much. It’s definitely not something to go fucking get." [ ****He would continuehis acting career onDegrassi: The Next Generationuntil 2009, when his character graduated fromDegrassi. Overall, he appeared in a total of 138 episodes. Drake is mentionedin the 2010 television movie Degrassi Takes Manhattan, making him one of two Degrassi actors (along with Shenae Grimes) who exist within the series' fictional universe independently of their characters. Besides Degrassi, between 2001-2009 Drake appeared on other various Television shows in smaller roles such as, Blue Murderas Joey Tamarin, Soul Foodas Fredrick, The Borderas PFC Gordon Harvey, and Beyond the Breakas himself.
Looking back on his early life, Drake had to essentially live two different lives because of his parents' divorce; he lived in a very upper-class part of Toronto,and, when in Memphis, was told he was “the furthest thing from hood.” He witnessed many life-changingexperiences because of this,one being his father's arrest,which he describes by saying“The fact that I didn’t have afather, because he was in jailtwo separate times. He did a two-year bid and a three-year bid, I was there when he got taken down. We had just gotten back from Memphis.” However, Drake comments on his childhood experiences by saying “I’ve seen things that didn’t make me happy. They were character building. That’s why I think people in the hood can still connect with what I’m saying even though I’m not saying ‘yeah I got crack in my pocket’ ’cause that wasn’t my struggle necessarily, [but] I speak from a place that’s just human emotion.” Drake stated that his parents' divorce greatly affected him as a person, saying, “I had to become a man very quicklyand be the backbone for a woman who I love with all my heart, my mother." At the ageof 24, Drake commented on his early life by saying "I’ve seen a lot, man. I’ve seen a lot of life, put it that way. I’vebeen with the most blessed kids in the world. I’ve been with people whose life is rightat the bottom of the barrel. I was on a TV show, I went to art school, I went to hood schools. I’ve lived. I’ve lived a full 24 years man."
[Verse 1:]
I might be too strung out on compliments
Overdose on confidence
Started not to give a fuck and stopped fearing the consequence
Drinking every night b****se we drink to my accomplishments
Faded way too long I'm floating in and out of consciousness
And they sayin' I'm back, I'd agree with that
I just take my time with all this shit, I still believe in that
I had someone tell me I fell off, ooh I needed that
And they wanna see me pick back up, well where'd I leaveit at
I know I exaggerated things,now I got it like that
Tuck my napkin in my shirt, cause I'm just mobbin' like that
You know good and well thatyou don't want a problem likethat
You gone make someone around me catch a body like that
No, don't do it,(aye) please don't do it,(aye) cause one of us goes in
And we all go through it
Drizzy got the money, so Drizzy gonna pay it
Those my brothers, I ain't even gotta say it
That's just something they know
They know, they know, they know
They know, they know, they know
They know, they know, they know
Yeah they know yeah
That the real is on the rise
Fuck them other guys
I even gave them a chance to decide
Now i****something they know
They know, they know, they know,
[Verse 2:]
Yeah, I be yelling out money over everything, money on my mind.
Then she wanna ask when itgot so empty
Tell her I apologize it happened over time
She says they missed the old drake, girl don't tempt me
If they don't get it, they'll be over you
That new shit that you got isoverdue
You better do what you suppose to do
I'm like why I gotta be all thatbut still I can't deny the fact that it's true
Listen to you expressing all them feelings
Soap opera rappers all these niggas sound like all my children
And that's who you thinking is 'bout to come and make a killing
I guess it really is just me, myself and all my millions.
You know that they ain't even got it like that.
You gone hype me up and make me catch a body like that
Cause I live for this it isn't just a hobby like that.
When they get my shit and play it, I ain't even gotta sayit, they know
They know, they know, they know
They know, they know, they know
They know, they know, they know
Yeah they know yeah
That the real is on the rise
Fuck them other guys
I even gave them a chance to decide
Now i****something they know
They know, they know, they know,
I be yelling out money over everything, money on my mind (mind, mind, mind)
Tell em' I apologize it happened over time (time, time, time)
They know.youngpato for this lyrics.this lyrics is from a-z lyrics.com
(with Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem)
It may not mean nothing to y'all
But understand nothing was done for me
So ...
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