On This Day

Drake

Singer-Songwriter Drake
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Full Name: Aubrey Drake Graham
Profession: Singer-Songwriter

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: Initially gaining fame as an actor for his appearances on the Canadian teen show Degrassi, Drake eventually became one of the most successful recording artists of the 21st century. His album Views (2016) broke several records and contained a number of hit songs including "Hotline Bling".

His follow-up albums, including the mixtape More Life and the album Scorpion both broke several streaming records and created a number of hits.

Born: October 24, 1986
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age: 34 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 2011-11-15 "Take Care" 2nd studio album by Drake is released (Grammy Award Best Rap Album 2013)
  • 2015-02-13 "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" 4th mixtape by Drake is released
  • 2016-04-05 "One Dance" single Released by Drake (Billboard Song of the Year 2016)
  • 2016-04-29 "Views" 4th studio album by Drake is released
  • 2018-06-29 Drake releases his fifth studio album "Scorpion", a double album with 25 tracks
  • 2018-07-10 Drake surpasses The Beatles record of most singles in Billboard Hot One 100 with seven against their five from his album "Scorpion"
  • 2019-12-03 Spotify say Drake the most streamed star of the 2010s with 28 billion streams, Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" most streamed track with 2.4 billion streams