Born: October 24, 1986 (28 years old)
Height: 6 ft
Weight: 180 lbs
Drake whose legal name is Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986 and hails from Toronto, Ontario. Before Drake burst onto the hip hop scene in 2009 he was an actor on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation, on that show he played the role of Jimmy Brooks. In February of 2006 Drake began his hip hop career by using MySpace and his own website as a launching platform and released his first mixtape titled “Room for Improvement”.
He rose to fame quickly in the underground hip hop world and was even featured on the track “Forever” while he was still an unsigned rapper. Drake held out for some time before he signed onto a major record label. When he finally did sign onto a major record label he inked one of the most lucrative deals in hip hop with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment in June of 2009. Since that time Drake has become one of, if not the biggest name in hip hop while appearing on tracks with Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and many others.
His rise to fame has been recognized as well by the music industry as he has been nominated for many various awards including the Grammys and also has performed at that awards show as well. Drake has released 3 studio albums since he has signed onto Young Money Entertainment and still continues to release mixtapes and singles on a regular basis. His albums have sold over 5 million copies worldwide and his tour is one of the most successful tours to date with sell out audiences in the largest cities in the country.