His father, Dennis Graham, is an African American and a practicing Catholic from Memphis, Tennessee, and worked as a drummer, performing alongside country musician Jerry Lee Lewis.
Bass guitarist Larry Graham and the late songwriter Teenie Hodges are his paternal uncles.
They were followed by two mixtapes – the trap-influenced If You're Reading This It's Too Late, and a collaboration with Future for What a Time to Be Alive – in 2015, with both earning platinum certification in the U. becoming the first album by a male solo artist to do so in over ten years.
He has also developed a whiskey, is a restaurateur, and is the global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors.
Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario.
He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.
with certifications of quadruple and triple platinum respectively in the United States; the former also earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
Alongside his Grammy Award wins, Drake has won three Juno Awards and six American Music Awards, as well as a record thirteen Billboard Music Awards.