Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario.His father, Dennis Graham, is African American and a practising Catholic from Memphis, Tennessee, who worked as a drummer, performing alongside country musician Jerry Lee Lewis.
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May 22, 2017 · Born Aubrey Drake Graham on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Canada, Drake grew up with music in his blood. His father, Dennis Graham, was a drummer for the legendary rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee...
Drake's fifth studio album, Scorpion was released in June 2018 and again debuted at number one in Canada and in the US. The album was certified platinum on the day it was released  and became the first album to be streamed over one billion times in its release week. 
Drake (musician) From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Aubrey Drake Graham OC OOnt (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and entrepreneur who has sold over five million album copies. He was born in Toronto, Ontario.
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- Posthumous popularity
Nicholas Rodney Drake was an English singer-songwriter and musician known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. He did not find a wide audience during his lifetime, but his work has gradually achieved wider notice and recognition. Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and a student at the University of Cambridge. He released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. He recorded two more albums—Bryter Layter and Pink Moon. Neither sold more than 5,000 copies on initial...
Drake's father, Rodney Shuttleworth Drake, moved to Rangoon, Burma, in the early 1930s as an engineer with the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation. In 1934, Rodney met Molly Lloyd, the daughter of a senior member of the Indian Civil Service. Rodney proposed in 1936, though they had to wait a year until she turned 21 before her family allowed them to marry. Nick was born in 1948. In 1950 the family returned to England to live in Warwickshire at their home, Far Leys, in Tanworth-in-Arden, south of B
Drake returned to England in 1967 and moved into his sister's flat in Hampstead, London. That October, he enrolled at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge to study English Literature. His tutors found him bright but unenthusiastic and unwilling to apply himself. His biographer, Trevor Dann, notes that he had difficulty connecting with staff and fellow students, and that matriculation photographs from this time portray a sullen young man. Cambridge placed emphasis on its rugby and cricket teams, but by
During the early hours of 25 November 1974, Drake died at his home from an overdose of amitriptyline, an antidepressant. He had gone to bed early after spending the afternoon visiting a friend. His mother said that around dawn he left his room for the kitchen. His family had heard him do this many times before, and presumed he was eating cereal. He returned to his room a short while later, and took some pills "to help him sleep". Drake had been accustomed to keeping his own hours; he frequently
There were no documentaries or compilation albums in the wake of Drake's death. His public profile remained low throughout the 1970s, although his name appeared occasionally in the music press. By this time, his parents were receiving an increasing number of fans at the family home. Island Records, following a 1975 NME article written by Nick Kent, stated they had no plans of repackaging Drake's albums, but in 1979 Rob Partridge joined Island Records as press officer and commissioned the release
- Solo albums
Bob Drake is an American multi-instrumentalist musician and recording engineer. He was a founding member of the avant-rock band Thinking Plague in the early 1980s, and a member of the 5uu's, Hail and The Science Group. He formed his own band, Bob Drake's Cabinet of Curiosities in 2007. Drake's engineering credits include mainstream artists like Ice Cube, Tina Turner and Engelbert Humperdinck. Drake has released a number of solo albums, all written, performed and recorded by himself...
Bob Drake was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 6, 1957, and spent his youth in Watseka, Illinois. There he taught himself how to play guitar and drums, but after hearing Yes's Fragile in 1972, Drake decided he wanted to be a bassist and bought himself a Rickenbacker 4001 bass guitar, which he still uses today. Henry Cow also had a big influence on him: "hey were doing something I felt was a lot closer to what I was imagining I'd like to do – 'complex' intricate songs and arrangements ...
Drake recorded six solo albums between 1994 and 2005. Musician and writer Dominique Leone at Pitchfork Media described them as "idiosyncratic to a fault", with songs unlike anything else he has heard. Drake plays almost all the instruments himself, and the music has elements of progressive rock, country/blues and "bizarro pop". Drake said that his first album, What Day is It? was influenced by "the climate, the deserts, the dusty hills around L.A.", and that his next one, Little Black Train, lar
Child actor turned pop superstar -- a rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer behind numerous chart-topping, platinum albums.
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