Born as Aubrey Drake Graham, (on October 24, 1986), to Jewish parents, in Toronto, Ontario, Drake is a Canadian rapper, song writer, producer and actor.
Thank Me Later, Drake’s debut studio album, released in 2010 and sold more than 447,000 copies in the United States and 31,000 copies in Canada. By August 2015, that number stood at 1,800,000 copies sold in the United States alone. The album was also certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Drake went on receive several nominations for this album, including nominations for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
Thank Me Later was followed up by the 2011 album Take Care and the 2013 album Nothing Was The Same. Take Care would also go on to give Drake his first Grammy award for the Best Rap Album.
Drake’s 2016 album, Views, featured the smash hit track “Hotline Bling”, which won Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards. By January 2017, Views had grossed sales of over 1.6 million copies and has been certified Quadruple Platinum by the RIAA.
Drake also co-owns a Canada based record label called OVO Sound, which has singers such as Drake himself, Majid Jordan and PARTYNEXTDOOR, amongst others.