The three-time Grammy awards winner with over 27 nominations Aubrey Drake Graham better known to the fans as Drake Is one of the most famous musicians of our time. He is one of the best R&B and hip-hop artists of today and truly among the wealthiest rappers in the world.
Drake has built his wealth with high grossing tours, multi-platinum recordings, and major recordings. Drakes net worth as of 2018 now ranks him among the top five wealthiest hip-hop artists at only the age of 32 years which makes him young enough to be the son of any of his fellow members. So how has drake built his net worth? We shall also reveal a few things you probably don’t know about Drake.
Aubrey Drake Graham also is known as Aub, or Champagne Papi was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto Ontario to Dennis Graham who was a professional drummer and was one of the legendary singers of the rock band for Jerry Lee Lewis, and Sandi Graham. Drake grew up with that music blood in him as his uncle Larry Graham was a professional bass player and the grandmother of her mother babysat Aretha Franklin. Drake religious and ethnic background is a bit unique as his father is an African American Catholic while the mother is a white Canadian Jew. Drake parents divorced while he was five years old and the mother moved him to Forest Hill where he went to an all Jewish day school. It was in this day school that shaped who Drake is today even though he was the only kid who was black and a Jew in an all-white high school.
Drake has a long history of romances. He once had an on and off relationship with the Barbadian singer Rihanna something that didn’t go so well with Chris Brown even today. Drake also dated Nicki Minaj which became the source of a feud between him and Meek Mill the on and off Minaj boyfriend although it wasn’t official. Currently, Jennifer Lopez and Drake have already confirmed they are dating, and all we can do is wish the lover boy some luck.
Just you know, Drake might be a father but here is the full story. The beef between him and Pusha-T has drastically escalated to another level. Pusha-T now claims Drake is the father of Sophie B baby in his track “The Story of Adidon.” Just wondering if Drake is hiding a child?
Drake first came to public limelight when his one of high school friends introduced him to his father who was an acting agent and that landed him an acting role in the acclaimed Canadian TV teen drama series Degrassi. The Next Generation. He took the role of basketball player star Jimmy Brooks who was physically disabled a character he acted on till 2007. He dropped from high school to pursue his true interest which was music after being inspired by hip-hop icons such as Jay Z and Clipse.
Drake first mixtape was published in 2006 Room for Improvement. The follow-up mixtape Comeback Season which was released in 2007 had one hit “Replacement Girl” featuring Trey Songs and this track made Drake more exposed in Canada and become the first Unsigned Canadian rapper to have his music video featured on BET. His success didn’t end there as the third mixtape was released in 2009 known as So Far Gone and upon its release, Drake became the subject of biggest bidding war ever between labels on who was going to sign him up except that Young Money Entertainment did. On June 15, 2010, Drake released his first album Thank Me later which had hits such as “Find Your Love”, “Miss Me”, ‘Fancy” among others. Since then Drake has released other albums such as Take Care 2011, Nothing was the Same 2013 and Views in 2016. Drake has so far two commercial mixtapes which are If You’re Reading This It’s Too late 2015, and What a Time to Be Alive 2015.
Apart from music career drake has also been involved in films and televisions show such as 2014 Think like a Man Too, 2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift, 2011 Breakaway, 2011,2014,2016 Saturday night among several others.
Awards and Nominations
As of 2018, Drake has secured for himself several awards in the music industry among the most notable ones are 3 Grammy Awards, 2 MTV Video Awards, and some others making him the most awarded artist in Billboard Music Awards. Other notable mentions are “The Best Rapper Alive” in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015. He has also been named Global Recording Artist of 2016 among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
The most-streamed artist on the planet over the past 12 months, Drake is among the top five richest hip-hop artists and rappers with an estimated net worth of $120 million in 2018. In 2016 he made $38.5 million and in 2017, $94 million. His earnings are up in 2017 144% from $38.5 million in 2016, making him the biggest percentage gainer in 2017-2018 on the Celebrity 100 according to Forbes. He has joined the top well-known rhymers such as Birdman, Jay Z, Diddy, and Dr. Dre. So, what has propelled Drake net worth to the big five spot? The multiplatinum recordings where views became the top-selling Hip-Hop album of 2016, major endorsements with companies such as Nike, Sprite, Apple Music and high-grossing tours which were earning him around $1 million a night. Apart from music Drake is a businessman too and some of the businesses that topped up his net worth are Virginia Black Whiskey, October’s Very Own (OVO) and a clothing line too.
Facts you need to know about Drake
It doesn’t matter whether you feel some love for him, or you’re filled with hatred, but one thing you can’t dispute is Drake is one of the most famous artists in the industry. Just the other day Pusha-T revealed Drake might be the baby daddy to Sophie B baby which makes me wonder? How well do you know, Drake? Well, here is a list of other things that might surprise you, you probably don’t know about Drake.
1. He broke an American Music Awards record
Drake holds the record of having most AMA nominations which add up to 13 in total surpassing the legend Michael Jackson 11 in a single night.
2. Made history at the Billboard Music Awards
Sorry to Adele who previously held the number one spot, today Drake holds the thrown for most wins at the Billboard Music Awards when he won 13 awards out of the 22 nominations, and surprisingly this all happened in a single night.
3. The highest Chart topper in the category of men
Drake doesn’t just talk and brag in a humble way and nothing to show since as of today he still holds the top spot among all male artists in the top 10 single chart for spending 46 consecutive weeks. The closest person who has ever come that close is The Weeknd who spent 45 consecutive weeks at the top spot.
4. Once upon a time, Rihanna was his date.
You all remember the ugly confrontation between Chris Brown and Drake at a nightclub but do you really know why the men engaged in a physical fight? Rihanna was the center of it all, and it was confirmed Drake had been dating the Barbadian singer for a while, and the Kiss in 2016 MTV VMAs confirmed it all.
5. Not yet in love
Drake once said in an interview with GQ magazine that he never loved Rihanna this came as a result of meeting Will Smith over lunch where Will Smith explained what love is and drake just realized he never did. Although lately in 2017 NBA Awards he came with the gorgeous Rosalyn Gold-Onwude the NBA analyst which to the paparazzi that might be something.
6. Drake is a good skater
Hailing from Canada, this is not a surprise at all, but Drake doesn’t just command the in the departments of acting music and dancing but also, he can be a threat when it comes to ice-skating as well. He ones took Rihanna
7. He has written songs for several artists
Did you know that Jamie Foxx song “Fall For Your Type”, Alicia Keys song “Un-Thinkable” Beyoncé song “Mine”, Rita Ora song “R.I.P”, Kanye West’s songs “facts’, “30 hours” and “father Stretch my hands” were all written by Drake?
8. He has an obsession with large swimming pools
Every dream can come to see the light, and that idiom can best describe Drake who spent most of his time Googling epic residential pools years before he became a big deal. His dream came to pass when he bought his Los Angeles mansion worth $7.7 million and had beautiful pools; the property was named “YOLO”.
Drake started as an amateur simple Canadian actor, but today you can all see he has become a darling to millions of young women and has become a household name. Let Drake net worth be an inspirational those who have started from a humble beginning and wondering if they can make it too. Drake did it and today look at the Drake net worth value.