15 Eye-Opening Facts About Drake You Didn’t Know

15 Eye-Opening Facts About Drake You Didn't Know

Get ready to be ‘Started from the Bottom’ and rise to the top of Drake knowledge with our curated collection of 15 intriguing facts about the 6 God himself. From his Degrassi days to chart-topping dominance, we’re uncovering the layers of the rapper, actor, and trendsetter. So, whether you’re a die-hard fan or a casual listener, let’s dive into the fascinating world of Drake!

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15 Eye-Opening Facts About Drake You Didn't Know

1. Drake’s full name is Aubrey Drake Graham.

2. Drake skipped out of school to pursue his acting career and just graduated from high school in 2012.

3. Music runs in Drake’s blood, with his father, Dennis Graham, being a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis, and his uncle, Larry Graham, playing bass for Prince. This rich musical heritage has undoubtedly influenced Drake’s own path in the industry.

4. Drake possesses a distinctive ethnic and religious background, with his father being an African-American Catholic and his mother being white, Canadian, and Jewish. While he identifies as a black man, While he identifies as a black man, he feels “being Jewish is kind of a cool twist.”

5. Jay-Z, Aaliyah, and Lil Wayne stand out as significant influences on Drake’s musical journey. In an interview with SoulCulture TV, he emphasized that Aaliyah, in particular, has had the most profound impact on shaping his career.

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6. In 2017, Drake earned Grammy awards for “Hotline Bling” in the Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance categories. However, he criticized the Grammys for categorizing him as a rapper, stating, “I’m a black artist, I’m apparently a rapper, even though Hotline Bling is not a rap song. I won two awards but I don’t even want them.”

7. In July 2017, an observant Twitter user discovered Drake’s latest tattoo—a portrait of his mentor Lil Wayne on his left tricep. Lil Wayne expressed feeling “beyond floored” and “honored” by the tribute.

8. Beyond writing and recording his own music, Drake has also crafted hit singles for other artists, including Rita Ora, Jamie Foxx, and Alicia Keys.

9. Drake is such a Harry Potter fan that he got a tattoo of the popular character – and his owl – on his back.

10. Surprising many fans, Drake revealed in his 2018 album “Scorpion” that he is a father to a son named Adonis, born to French artist Sophie Brussaux. Drake is openly co-parenting and shares glimpses of his family life on Instagram.

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15 Eye-Opening Facts About Drake You Didn't Know

11. Drake’s pride in his hometown, Toronto, is evident in his music videos and lyrics. His promotion of the city inadvertently contributed to a boost in tourism. In 2018, Drake was reportedly responsible for 5% ($440 million) of Toronto’s total annual tourism income of $8.8 billion.

12. As of 2024, Drake’s net worth is around $260 million.

13. Throughout his career, Drake has been romantically linked to several notable women, including Rihanna, Tyra Banks, and Nicki Minaj. During an appearance on Ellen, he openly admitted to having a significant crush on Kat Dennings from “Two Broke Girls,” sharing that she graciously joined him for dinner on one occasion.

14. In 2010, Drake confessed to harboring a crush on Nicki Minaj, revealing to MTV that his song “Unthinkable” was inspired by her. He said to MTV that his song Unthinkable was inspired by her: “I’ve always really, actually, really had a crush on her, always really loved her, and she’s always just looked at me as, like, her little brother.”

15. In addition to his talents in acting, singing, and dancing, Drake showcased his skills on skates during a date with Rihanna, helping her improve her ice skating moves.

16. The rivalry between Drake and Chris Brown over singer Rihanna escalated in 2012, resulting in a violent altercation at a New York nightclub. Both artists faced legal consequences, and the incident caused injuries to several onlookers.

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