1. Home
  2. Artists
  3. Drake
Drakehttps://static.live-booker.com/view/lb-static/7492-d88e-21d1-6fb6-19eb-dac7-179b-a780.png Born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada, Aubrey Drake Graham aka Drake, the only son of his parents, is a rapper, singer, songwriter and composer. His father, Dennis Graham, an African-American Catholic from Memphis, Tennessee, was a drummer who collaborated with Jerry Lee Lewis. His Canadian Jewish white mother "treated" him according to Jewish tradition. So he had to attend a Jewish school and do his Bar Mitzvah. When he was 5 years old, his parents divorced. He often says that this event affected him a lot. He attended high school at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute without graduating. As a child, he spent most of his summer holidays in Memphis with his father. A career start on TV Unlike many rappers of his calibre, Drake began his showbiz career on TV in 2002 in the series "Degrassi: The New Generation" by playing the character of Jimmy Brooks until 2010 when his character was deleted. He also appeared in several other Hollywood productions including "My Life as a Star" as an award presenter. He also appeared in "Erica Strange's Dream Lives", in "Charlie Bartlett" and in "Soul Food: The Ties of Blood". His musical career The intimate rapper made his debut in 2006 in the hip-hop scene with a mixtape that he made available on his MySpace page. It was the beginning of a dazzling success that led him to release the single "ComeBack Season" in 2007. Thanks to the remix of his song "Man of the Year" in which he collaborated with rapper Lil Wayne, the Canadian rapper gained popularity. When his first single "Replacement Girl" was "Tube of the Day" in the same year, Drake became the first Canadian rapper without a label to be broadcast on the BET television channel. While collaborating with artists Kanye West, Eminem, Lil' Wayne, Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, Jay-Z and many others, Dandy was working on his mixtapes including "Heartbreak Drake" and his first album. Its notoriety is growing more and more. The long-awaited first album released in June 2010 and entitled "Thank Me Later". It should be noted that his discography is very ambitious and eclectic. His first official album "Thank Me Later" It was the album that truly launched his national career. This album, with its ascending lyrics, features several collaborations with renowned American rappers including Kanye West, Lil' Wayne and Eminem. In fact, with Lil' Wayne and Eminem, he sang live the track "Forever" an excerpt from the soundtrack of the documentary on LeBron James, during the Grammys Award ceremony in January 2010. The title "Find Your Love" of this first album, allowed him to be very well known in Europe, especially in France. His participation in the SunGod Music Festival completed the confirmation of his media coverage on the West Coast. In the same year, he collaborated with pop-rock R&B singer Rihanna on the title "What's My Name? A dazzling global hit song. However, we feel that the arrangement of "Thank me later" was made in a hurry. That year the eccentric rapper did not honor his concerts in Wyoming. Second album "Take Care" "Take Care", Drake's second album released in November 2011 and was a great success from its release. The main titles of this album are "Headline", "Make Me Proud", "Marvin Room" and the main title: "Take Care", a collaboration with the singer Rihanna. Unlike hip hop albums, "Take Care" has developed on R&B, pop, electronic and post-dubstep styles. The album presents melancholic textures. The album, which received positive reviews, was ranked number one in the US Billboard 200 with a sale of 631,000 copies in its first week of release. A real world record. Nothing Was The Same Announced a few months earlier with the promotional single "Started From The Bottom", certified by the RIAA as a Platinum in the United States, this third album by Dandy was released on September 24, 2013. It contains several collaborations with rappers and singers such as Jay-Z, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz and Jhené Aiko. A true work of art, the album received mostly favourable reviews. Drake embarked on a tour the same year on which he brought the singer Jhené Aiko before being briefly joined by Rihanna in Paris for her performance. Another mixtape: "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" Released on February 12, 2015 exclusively on iTunes, this fourth Dandy mixtape sold 495,000 copies the first week. This project received Platinium certification, the first in 2015, in the United States. Release of another album: "VIEWS" This fourth unreleased album by rapper Drake, which was almost the best of his discography, was released on April 29, 2016 and was a great success thanks in part to the title "Too Good", a collaboration with Rihanna. With the title "One Dance" a collaboration with the rapper WizKid, he entered the Guinness Book 2018. Also in 2016, the icon of contemporary music, won two Grammys which he refused because he was angry with the organizers for discrimination. He was ahead of David Bowie and Adèle as the best-selling albums in 2016. Fifth mixtape: "More Life" This project, which Drake considers a "playlist", was unveiled on March 18, 2017. Thanks to this mixtape, the rapper builds the album record with a maximum of streams in one day. His latest album: "Scorpion" Unveiled on June 29, 2018, this double Drake album is made in two styles. The first record is in a hip-hop/rap style and the second is in a R&B Soul style. In this album, the Canadian rapper confirms the rumours that were circulating about him about a son he had with the former French pornography actress Sophie Brussaux. The title "Emotionless" is devoted to the confirmation of this rumour. In his songs, we often hear the acronym YOLO, which means "You Only Live Once" translated into French: "On ne vit qu'une fois". Thanks to its next international tour, Drake will be performing in Paris on March 8 and 9, 2019 and will perform in the same large venue as its shows in Paris in 2017: AccorHotels Arena in Paris. Book your concert tickets now by buying your e-tickets on the French ticketing websites.

Drake in concert

Born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada, Aubrey Drake Graham aka Drake, the only son of his par ...

Read more