Drake aka Champagne papi is a Canadian rapper. He is ranked as one of the youngest and most successful rapper in the Pop world.
Drake had been in the spotlight since from the time of Degrassi, starring as Wheelchair Jimmy and a rapper till date. This article contains facts about his net worth and biography.
- Full Name: Aubrey Drake Graham
- Age: 34
- Nationality: Canadian
- State of Origin: Ontario
- State of Residence: Ontario
- Marital Status: Single
- Occupation: Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and a businessman
Drake’s origin can be traced to African American from his paternal side and Jewish Canadian from his maternal side. This is why Drake considers himself as a black Jew.
Drake was born on 24th of October 1986 and a native of Toronto. He was born into a music background with his parents both having musical history.
Drake grew up with his mother at Toronto after his parents divorce at a tender age of 5. He took after his mother’s Jewish religion and became a Jew.
Drake attend a Jewish day school at Toronto, which he transferred to Forest Hill Collegiate Institute (FHCI). During his stay at FHCI, Drake always exhibited funny gestures in class which got the attention of his classmate leading to an audition for the teen’s show Degrassi: Next generation.
While being an active student of Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, Drake was acting and playing the role of Wheelchair Jimmy. Drake left FHCI to Vaughn Road Academy (VRA), another high school in Toronto. Although he did not enjoy his days there due to tight schedule and bullies.
Drake was always a victim of bully because of his race and religion, which had a negative effects on his acting. After weighing his options, Drake dropped out of school but got his GED in 2012.
Drake was already introduced to the stardom life at his early teen years. He started off as an teen actor in the show Degrassi: Next generation as Wheelchair Jimmy. His act in the show was very commendable, and he displayed a lot of good acting skills throughout his role in the movie from 2001-2008.
In 2006 Drake adventure into music releasing his debut mix-tape “Room for Improvement” featuring Trey Songz and Lupe Fiasco. In 2007, Drake dropped another mix-tape “Comeback Season” immediately after setting up his own record label OVO “October’s Very Own”.
Drake’s record label, produced a single “Replacement Girl” featuring Trey Songz. The sound was a spec on its own. This single set the record as being the first single to appear on BET by an unsigned rapper.
Drake kept growing and carving out his horizon. His hard work became more effective which ended him a seat in Lil Wanye’s tour “Carter III tour”.
Despite the rumors of Drake being signed under Young Money (Lil Wayne’s record label) other labels did not mind and kept the bidding war going. In 2009 Drake’s third mixtape “So Far Gone”, was another success as it featured iconic stars like Trey Songz, Lil Wanye, Omarion, Lloyd and Bun B.
Due to the success of his mix-tape, there was a lot of record label bidding wars to sign him up, this bidding war was ranked as one of the highest in history.
Drake released his debut full studio album, “Thank Me Later” on June 15, 2010. This album top No. 1 on both American and Canadian album charts and got Platinum certification.
Drake’s was perceived as the cocksure prince of hip-hop which did not go well with his middle-class Jewish upbringing and former career as a teenage soap star.
Drake released his second studio album in November 2011 titled “Take Care”. This album included songs such as “Headlines,” “Make Me Proud” and “The Motto.”
The second album was well received globally giving him a lot of awards. Drake was the talk of almost all hip-hop shows.
In one of Greg Kot’s interview, he describes Drake as a melancholy hustler with a habit of not letting go of former girlfriends.
Drake dropped another album in 2013, “Nothing Was The Same”.”Started From the Bottom,” was one of the song present in the album, this song tells the story of how he climbed the ladder of success from the roots.
In 2015 Drake released a lot of mix-tapes including a collabo with Future. This led to his fourth album in 2016.
Drake’s fourth album was a huge success, emerging as No. 1 and spending 13 none stopped weeks on the Billboard charts. Drake released his fifth studio album in 2018 “Scorpion” along side a side track “Duppy Freestyle,” a get back to rapper Pusha-T’s accusation of using a ghost writer for his lyrics.
Drake keep releasing new songs and albums and even during the global corona-virus pandemic period from January till June.
Apart from music and owning a record label, Drake has gained a lot of endorsement deals from Sprite, King Burger, Whataburger to Apple music. Drake owns his own whiskey brand which he calls “Virginia Black”.
This whiskey brand has had good sales from over 4000 bottles to 6000 bottles from it’s opening days till date. Drake also has an ownership stake as the co-founder and co-owner with the “100 Thieves” game company.
Drake together with Adel “Future” founded a management and entertainment group known as “Dream-crew”. Drake has also starred in many movies such as Charlie Bartlett, Mookie’s Law, Breakaway, he voice Ethan in Ice Age: Continental Drift, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Think Like a Man Too.
Others include; 6IX RISING, The Carter Effect, “Remember Me, Toronto” and other TV shows like The Shop, Euphoria, Top Boy and many more.
Drake is not in any relationship for now, but he was involved in one, with Rihanna from 2009 to 2016 even though it was not stable one.
Drake has a son with Sophie Brussaux a French artist, his son Adonis was born 11 October, 2017 which he made it known in his album “Scorpion”.
- Drake has achieved a lot throughout his career by being the highest certified singles artist in the world.
- Drake has also top Billboard chart many times, received 4 Grammy awards, MTV awards and many other minor Awards.
- In 2017 Drake built a $100 million estate in 35,000 square foot. He calls his estate ” The Embassy”, in addition to that he owns a condo and Boeing 767 airplane.
Drake Net Worth
Drake has an estimated net worth of $150 million and is ranked as the 5th richest rapper in the world.