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Aubrey Drake Graham is 25 years old. He is best known by his stage name—“Drake” or “Dizzy Drake.” His second music album, “Take Care,” was released last November.
“Headlines” was the first single from Drake’s latest album “Take Care.” The song quickly made its way to the number one position on Billboard magazine’s Rap Songs chart. Shortly after the album was released, it appeared at number nine on Billboard’s Hot 100 list.
Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Canada on October 28, 1986. His parents got divorced when he was five years old. He lived with his mother in Toronto’s wealthy Forest Hill neighborhood. He spent summers with his father.
Aubrey Drake Graham went to high school at the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he began acting. He left high school early because he wanted to look for acting jobs. In 2001, he got the part of Jimmy Brooks in the TV show, “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”
In 2008, recording artist Dwayne Carter (better known as Lil Wayne) heard good things about Drake’s music. Carter invited Drake to perform in Houston, Texas. The two men worked together on many projects. In 2009, Lil Wayne signed Drake to his recording label, “Young Money.”
Under the deal, Drake received two million dollars before recording his first album. He also got total control of all of his work.
Within months of the deal, Drake released “So Far Gone.” This album included the hit single, “Best I Ever Had.” The single became number one on Billboard’s R&B and Hip-Hop Song charts. It also earned two Grammy Award nominations, three Soul Train Award nominations, five BET Hip-Hop Award nominations, and an MTV Video Music Award nomination.