Mother: his mom’s name is Sandi. She is Jewish Canadian, who worked as a teacher in Toronto, where she came back after she divorced Drake’s father. It was when the boy was only 5 years old. Drake loves and respects his mother and shows this in his songs lyrics.
Father: his dad’s name Dennis. He is an African American from Tennessee and he didn’t live with his family when Drake was a child. He was a musician as well and played drum. However, he mantains good relations with his son and he on his turn helps him with the relaunch of his career and a musician.
Siblings: Drake is his mother’s only son but he has younger half-sister named Stephenie.
Sexual orientation: straightIn late 2016, he started dating Jennifer Lopez. He also was dating Rihanna several times for a while since 2009. Another his girlfriend was Serena Williams.
Place of living: he lives in California, where he owns a luxurious property with a huge swimming pool. He also owns a house in Toronto.
Cars: Drake owns several extremely expensive cars, including Bentley GT, Bentley Mulsanne, Bugatti Veyron, and Lamborghini Gallardo
What is his real name?
Drake is musician’s real middle name. And his full name is Aubrey Drake Graham.
When and how did his career start?
He started from the very bottom (just like he claims in one of his songs) as a poor and unknown boy, raised by a single mother. He debuted as an actor when he got a role in Canadian TV series called “Degrassi: The Next Generation” by chance. Then he was 15 years old. This role not only helped him to become famous and make his drams come true but it also helped him to overcome financial problems his mother had then. He continued appearing on this show up to 2007 and he appeared in 145 episodes in total.
How did he switch to music after starting off as an actor?
He always had a passion for hip hop music and after he earned some money on TV he decided to make his dream come true at last and recorded his first mix tape in 2006. It was sold in 6,000 copies. Later, he released two more mix tapes and in 2010 he recorded his first rap album that went platinum.
What are the scandals around him?
Fame always comes with scandals, and Drake is no exception. For example, he smoked weed on stage, was involved in several lawsuits, had fights and quarrels with other celebrities. He was criticized for being shallow and egotistical (mostly because of his lyrics).
What are his charity deeds?
He donates decent amounts of his money to different charity organizations. He attended his fan, who had cancer, in hospital. He also gave money to a woman in Canada, who lost whole her family in fire, helped raise awareness of Alzheimer, and presented a recording studio to one of the schools in Philadelphia.
What are his biggest influences?
Based on his own words, his biggest influences are Kanye West (he is often compared to him), Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne.
Did he beat any records in music world?
In 2016, he bet Michael Jackson’s world record in the number of American Music Award nominations (he got three more nominations than the legendary pop singer!).
What are his other businesses?
He makes whiskey called Virginia Black. He also launched his own record label called OVO Sound and plans to launch his own clothing line.