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Aubrey Drake Graham, also known as Drake, is a Canadian rapper and singer. He is currently 36 years old and was born on October 24, 1986.

Many people don’t realize that at the age of 15, Drake, eager to begin his career as an actor, was introduced to a high school friend’s father, an acting agent. The agent found Drake a role on the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Drake portrayed Jimmy Brooks

He started his music career in 2006 when he released his debut mixed tape, Room For Improvement. It was released for sale only and sold 6,000 copies. Drake has released eight studio albums, one collaboration album, three compilation albums, and 76 mixtapes. His newest album For All The Dogs hit number 1 on Billboard chart 2023 with the largest streaming week of 2023 in the U.S.

A lot of people love Drake because he’s emotional and introspective in his songs, people relate and connect to him and his music. His 2013 album Take Care earned him a Grammy award for “Best Rap Album.” In 2013 Drake became a “global ambassador” of the Toronto Raptors. Drake is worth around $250 million, this makes him one of the wealthiest hip hop artists.

On Instagram Drake has 143 million followers, this makes him one of the most followed people. On October 11, 2017, Drake and Sophie Brussaux (French painter and former model) welcomed their first son Adonis Graham. Recently his son dropped a single called “My Man Freestyle” just a few weeks after Drake dropped his album For All The Dogs.

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Samantha Cepeda, Staff Writer
Samantha Cepeda was born on August 12 and is a junior and a member of SJA at Hoover High School. She hopes to be the first in her family to get into a four-year university.  In school she’s a very quiet and calm person and due to this she struggles to make friends. Outside of school she enjoys going on walks during the night while listening to music, it brings her peace. She loves doing her makeup and loves going out with her cousins. Although she was born in summer she hates everything about it, she prefers the cold weather. She hopes to come out of her shell this year.