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Drake        

Canadian Actor, Rapper & Singer Known for "One Dance" and "Hotline Bling"

Aubrey Drake Graham, known by his stage name, Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and businessman.

Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the 2000s; intent on pursuing a career in music, he left the series in 2007 after releasing his debut mixtape Room for Improvement. He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.

Drake released his debut studio album Thank Me Later in 2010, which debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 and was soon certified platinum. His next two releases, 2011's Take Care and 2013's Nothing Was the Same, were critically and commercially successful; the former earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. In 2015, he released two mixtapes—the trap-influenced If You're Reading This It's Too Late and a collaboration with Future titled What a Time to Be Alive—both of which earned platinum certification in the U.S. His fourth album, Views (2016), broke several chart records. The dancehall-influenced album sat atop the Billboard 200 for 13 nonconsecutive weeks, becoming the first album by a male solo artist to do so in over 10 years. The album's second single, "One Dance," topped the charts in several countries, and became his first number-one single as a lead artist. That year, Drake led both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 charts simultaneously for eight weeks.

Views achieved quadruple platinum status in the U.S. and earned over 1 million album-equivalent units in the first week of its release. It became Drake's best-selling album to date. Its lead single "Hotline Bling" peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 and received Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song. In 2017, he released the "playlist" More Life. It became his seventh consecutive #1 on the Billboard 200 and set multiple streaming records. A year later, he released the double album Scorpion, which also broke several streaming records, and contains the Grammy Award-winning number-one single "God's Plan," and the bounce-infused #1 singles "Nice for What" and "In My Feelings."

In 2019, streaming service Spotify announced that Drake was their #1 streamed artist of the decade.

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Drake (Full Broadcast Interview)
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Drake - Energy
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Drake - Hotline Bling
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Drake Interview with CNN
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Drake - Started From The Bottom
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Drake - Headlines
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News


Drake Fires Future From Upcoming Tour: Report | Music News ...

Drake has allegedly booted rapper Future from his upcoming Would You Like a Tour? trek after Future offered a lukewarm review of Drake's new album in.

The Drake dancing video that's taking over the internet wasn't even choreographed or rehearsed

Drake released the video for his new song "Hotline Bling" Monday, and the internet had a field day. From gifs to Vines, the video is getting shared all over the place, and in every way possible.

Grammys 2017: Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West Lead Nominees

Beyoncé leads this year's field of Grammy hopefuls with nine nominations, with Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West each garnering eight nods apiece. The awards show will air live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 12th.

Jay Z might've taken shots at Drake on new DJ Khaled single - NY ...

As BET reports, the line about summers is particularly Drake-oriented since he released a track called "Summer Sixteen" and even named a tour after the single.

Drake's Grammys Text to Chance the Rapper Was Everyone's Mood ...

If Chicago wasn't on the map already, Chance the Rapper made sure it reached atlas status on Sunday (Feb. 12) after the rap prodigy took home three properly ...

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