Drake – Canadian artist, songwriter, actor, music producer, and businessman
Drake’s real name is Aubrey Drake Graham. He was born on 24 October 1986 in Toronto. Graham’s parents divorced when he was five. He stayed with his mother, who was a teacher. Sometimes, the boy spent summers with his father, who lived in Memphis. Drake’s father was a drummer. Aubrey’s family moved a lot. He changed many schools. The boy’s childhood hobby was hockey. His mother insisted that he would get a college diploma. Drake studied in different colleges, dropped out several times, but finally graduated in 2012.
When Aubrey was 10 years old, he demonstrated a clear artistic talent. He appeared in several teenage TV series and started writing songs. The artist’s filmography includes such series as "Degrassi: The Next Generation", "Conviction", "Sophie", "Soul Food", "The Borders", "Best Friend's Date," and "Being Erica". It’s worth noting that Drake’s acting work wasn’t aimed at popularity and recognition. He had to work hard to support his family. Aubrey’s mother was seriously ill.
The aspiring musician made his first steps toward fame in 2006. He recorded a mixtape Room for Improvement, which sold only 6,000 copies. However, Drake didn’t give up. He started marketing the album on his own website and on MySpace.