The legacies trailing his career timeline are so much that the questions – how old is Drake and how long he has been in the music industry often beg for answers. The Canadian rapper tasted the spotlight as a teen actor but his quest for more led him to dip his hands in many pies. He is currently a renowned rapper, crooner, songwriter, record producer, as well as a businessman.
Tellingly on the right path, the crooner has received all the prominent recognitions and accolades an artist can ever ask for, including winning four Grammy Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards and 27 Billboard Music Awards (13 of which he pulled off in one night) as of 2019. We bring you an in-depth rundown of the background of the much-loved singer that is Drake Graham but before we delve into that, how old is Drake really?
How Old is Drake?
Born October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Canada, the rapper is in his 30s. To mark his 32nd birthday anniversary, he threw himself an elaborated 2000s-themed party which was graced by Hollywood movers and shakers all rocking outfits from the early 2000s. Drake’s 32nd birthday cake was also a throwback that reminded us of the days of no internet.
Aubrey Drake Graham was born to an African-American father named Dennis Graham and an Ashkenazi Jewish Canadian mother named Sandra Graham (née Sher). While his father worked as a drummer, his mother earned a living as an English teacher and florist. They met and married in Toronto but the marriage ended in divorce when Drake was just 5.
Drake’s interest in the performing arts was conceived while studying at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute. He also attended Vaughan Road Academy but dropped out to pursue his entertainment venture, although he later graduated in October 2012.
He started acting as a 15-year-old which saw him appear as Jimmy Brooks in 145 episodes of Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. However, since he always had his eyes on the music arena, he left the TV show to pursue that dream which has made him an A-lister in the world. His debut mixtape Room for Improvement was followed by two other independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone. This was before he landed a record deal with Lil Wayne‘s Young Money Entertainment in June 2009, marking the start of great things in his career endeavors.
His first three albums – Thank Me Later (2010), Take Care (2011) and Nothing Was The Same (2013) spared nothing in gaining critical and commercial success. The first one landed on the number one spot on Billboard 200 and the second one brought him his first Grammy Award in the category of Best Rap Album. A few more projects later and Drake is recognized worldwide as one of the best-selling artists of his generation.
He has sold 150 million records worldwide and ranks higher than most of his peers in different quarters. As a solo artist, he has the most charted songs, ranked as the world’s highest-certified digital singles artist by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), has the most number-one singles on all of the Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Rhythmic Charts, and the most time on the Hot 100, among several Billboard chart records.
How Many Children Does Drake Have?
Drake is not married at the moment and has never gone down that road before if his records are anything to go by. However, single ladies who are gunning for a relationship with the Canadian hunk should bear two things in mind – he has some baby mama baggage and a son who he initially denied fathering.
Drake’s baby mama Sophie Brussaux is a former French porn star, a profession that made Drake doubt the possibility of the child being his. According to him, she has been in a lot of relationships and is one of the many women claiming they are carrying his child. This debacle played out for more than a year before news of the child even got out.
The rapper’s son, Adonis Graham, was born on October 11, 2017, in the United States. He is the only child of the rapper so far – unless he still has more surprises for his fans.