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  Drake is a Canadian rapper and songwriter who has emerged as one of the best rappers of recent times. He started his career as an actor on...


Drake is a Canadian rapper and songwriter who has emerged as one of the best rappers of recent times. He started his career as an actor on the Canadian TV series 'Degrassi: The Next Generation', but soon turned to music, which has been his passion since childhood.


He began his musical journey with a number of rap songs that he wrote himself, gained popularity, then released his first album entitled “So Far Gone”, and after that he launched four albums, “Thank Me Later”, “Take Care”, “Nothing Was the Same”. and Views.


His songs are characterized by lyrics that often talk about his personal experiences and relationships with women. Drake's childhood was different from that of most other rappers, as the idea of growing up in a neighborhood with guns and drugs irritated him.

Drake's beginnings


Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. His father was a drummer for legendary musician Jerry Lee Lewis, and his mother, Sandy Graham, was an English teacher and florist.


His parents divorced when he was five years old, after which his mother took him to Toronto and his father returned to America and settled in Memphis, and Drake would visit him sometimes.


He spent his childhood near Weston Street in a working-class neighborhood of the city. After the sixth grade, his family moved to Forest Hill, a more affluent neighborhood of the city. Drake later dropped out of school and completed his high school diploma in 2012.


Drake experienced a lot of suffering at a young age, as his father was arrested while trying to cross the border, his mother struggled to support the family, and he faced bullying at his mostly white school for being only black Jew.


In 2001, Drake began acting after his friend's father, who is his agent, offered him a role in the Canadian drama series 'Degrassi: The Next'. He played Jimmy Brooks, a wheelchair-bound basketball player, and the series ran for 145 episodes.


He worked on a number of other TV series over the subsequent years, including "Soul Food," "Being Erica," and "Sophie," and also made guest appearances on "Beyond the Break," "Saturday Night Live," and "Punk'd." He worked as a dubber for the movie "Ice Age: Continental Drift".

Drake's personal life


Drake has been associated with many women, however, his most famous emotional relationship is his relationship with singer Rihanna, where they met for the first time in 2005, then became close and worked together several times, but then separated after re-establishing Rihanna's relationship with Chris Brown. In 2012, a girl named Erica revealed herself as his ex-girlfriend and claimed he used her voice in the song "Marvins Room" and sued, seeking money, while Drake's lawyer initially refuted the claims, and reached an out-of-court settlement in 2013. He began dating. Singer Jennifer Lopez in late 2016, and they often posted pictures together on their social media accounts, however it was known about his attempts to get back with Rihanna again and this affected his relationship with Lopez. As for Drake's religion, beliefs, and sect of origin, he was born into a Jewish family

Drake's achievements


After gaining fame in acting, he decided to release his first rap album, "Room for Improvement".


He followed it up with another album next year, "Comeback Season", which contained the song "Replacement Girl", which became very popular and made him famous as a singer for the first time.


He released his third album, "So Far Gone", and it was free on his recording site. It consisted of a group of songs such as "Best I Ever Had" and "Successful", and it achieved great commercial success.


His first album, "Thank Me Later", was released on June 15, 2010, and he continued to prepare for nearly two years. Among the most prominent artists he dealt with were Nicky Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West, and "Find Your Love" reached the top ten in many countries. contests.


He released his second studio album on November 15, 2011, "Take Care", which contained hit singles such as "Make Me Proud" featuring Nicki Minaj and "Take Care" featuring Rihanna, earning him his first Grammy Award for the album.


With his third album, Nothing Was the Same (2013), he continued his journey to fame, and received as many positive reviews as his predecessors.


He released his fourth studio album, Views, on April 29, 2016. It contained five singles including the winning song "Hotline Bling", "Pop Style" featuring Kanye West and Jay-Z, and "Too Good" featuring Rihanna.


Recently, he released another EP titled “More Life” on March 18, 2017.


His most important works:


Drake achieved fame with his debut album "Thank Me Later", which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200. The album sold 1.83 million copies in the US and was certified platinum in Canada and the US.


His second album, "Take Care," also debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling more than 631,000 copies in the first week.


Nothing Was the Same, his third studio album, received much acclaim and commercial success, and was named the best album of the year by several magazines. The album has sold more than 1.78 million copies in the United States alone, and achieved platinum status in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.


To date, Drake has received 3 Grammy Awards from the 35 times he has been nominated, his album "Take Care" was named "Best Rap Album" in 2013, while "Hotline Bling" won two awards in 2017, and he has won a total of 80 awards from 330 have been nominated for it over the years.

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