Drake - Did You Know?

Drake - Did You Know?December 14, 2018

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper and actor, Drake.




Drake (real name: Aubrey Drake Graham) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor.

Here are a few interesting facts about Drake:

1. Drake broke into the entertainment industry in 2001 as an actor. He played the role of Jimmy Brooks on the popular Canadian series Degrassi: The Next Generation, appearing in 138 episodes.

2. In July 2009, Drake fell onstage while performing the song "Best I Ever Had" at a concert in Camden, New Jersey. He tore a ligament in his knee and had to have surgery in September 2009.

3. After producers of Degrassi eliminated Drake's character from the show, he was not making much money as a rapper just yet, and was on the verge of looking for a day job.

Drake's debut studio album, Thank Me Later, was released in 2010 and topped the US Billboard 200 and was soon certified platinum. His next two albums, Take Care from 2011 and Nothing Was the Same from 2013 were critically and commercially successful as well.

Drake holds several Billboard chart records, among them are most charted songs with 186 songs among solo artists in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the most simultaneously charted Hot 100 songs in a single week with 27, the most time on the Hot 100 with 431 weeks and the most Hot 100 debuts in a week with 22. Drake has also the most No.1 singles on the Hot Rap SongsHot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Rhythmic Charts.

Drake has won 3 Grammy Awards, 3 Juno Awards, 6 American Music Awards and 15 Billboard Music Awards. Drake is also the RIAA's top certified digital singles artist and one of the world's best-selling music artists, selling over 95 million records all over the world.

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