Drake's Birthday

Drake's Birthday - Thursday, October 24, 2024

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What is Drake’s Birthday?

Aubrey Drake Graham, known around the world as Drake, is a hip hop superstar with a birthday on October 24. Since his breakout debut at age 21, he’s been challenging expectations about what a rapper and a celebrity should be. On his birthday, let’s celebrate his life, artistry, and huge cultural impact. After all, he gets credit for turning the phrase “YOLO” into a worldwide phenomenon.

Drake’s Birthday Related Holidays

The on-again off-again relationship has been so publicly played out, it’s made an appearance on every single one of Drake’s albums. Will they ever get back together? Do we want them to get back together? These questions puzzle even the best pop-culture scholars. 

Justin Bieber’s Birthday

Canada produces a lot more than just bacon, maple syrup, and Labatt Blue. Fellow pop-star Justin Bieber is also from the Great White North. While Bieber may have never had the TV career Drake did, he was discovered through videos of him performing covers on YouTube. 

National DJ Day

What is Drake without DJs? Celebrate the disc jockeys who make sure that Drake’s hottest songs are blasted through club speakers throughout the world. Without DJs so many of us may have never heard of artists like Drake. 


History of Drake's Birthday

Drake was born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto. His father is Dennis Graham, a drummer who played alongside country star Jerry Lee Lewis and was based out of Memphis. His mother, Sandra Graham, was a school teacher in Toronto. After Drake’s parents divorced when he was around the age of five, Drake stayed in Toronto as his father went back to Memphis and, unfortunately, spent time incarcerated due to drug-related charges. 
In 2001, Drake began acting on Degrassi, which premiered on Canadian television just ten days before his birthday on October 14. Five years later, Drake would go on to release his first mixtape, Room for Improvement, on Valentine’s day. The mixtape sold 6,000 copies that year. A year later he released Comeback Season on his own label (aptly named, October’s Very Own), which got the attention of Lil’ Wayne and earned him a spot on Tha Carter III tour. Then in 2009 he released So Far Gone, which charted at number two on Billboard and entrenched him in a bidding war, ultimately signing with Lil’ Wayne’s label, Young Money Entertainment. The rest of Drake’s life “is history,” as they say, since he was then thrusted into our pop-culture lexicon as a household name. 

Drake's Birthday timeline

February 12, 2017

Drake won a Grammy (then another)

Drake scooped up Grammy awards in both the Rap Song and Rap/Sung Performance categories for his chart-topping single "Hotline Bling."

November 29, 2011

The First YOLO

Drake's song "The Motto," widely credited for introducing the acronym "YOLO," or "you only live once," was released.

February 14, 2006

Drake's First Mixtape

"Room For Improvement," a self-released mixtape, sold 6,000 copies.


Drake's Big TV Break

The Canadian teen drama "Degrassi: The Next Generation" featured Drake as Jimmy Brooks, a teen jock.

Drake's Birthday FAQs

What is Drake's zodiac sign?

Born on October 24, Drake is a Scorpio. A star chart placement that has, clearly, inspired one of his album titles. 

Where is Drake born?

Drake was born in Toronto, Canada. 

How old is Aubrey Drake?

Aubrey Drake will turn 33 on October 24, 2019.

4 Drake Memes You May Have Missed

  1. Drake's Giant Head

    The strangely-proportioned profile of Drake from the cover of his album "Nothing Was The Same" has been photoshopped with all manner of different hats, backgrounds, and other characters to humorous effect.

  2. Depressed Drake

    Drake's penchant for confessional lyrics filled with emotion and drama have led to the "Depressed Drake" joke, where Drake has an everyday interaction that ends with Drake admitting he's heartbroken over a woman. For example, Drake might be filling his car's gas tank and think "now only one of us is empty."

  3. Drake's Unsatisfying Lollipop

    An image of Drake looking disgusted at a mostly-finished lollipop he's holding has inspired internet meme-makers to make jokes about things that sound good until you experience them.

  4. God's Plan

    Drake's uplifting 2018 single "God's Plan" — and its accompanying video — has struck a chord with the internet's cynical jokesters. The "God's Plan" meme format involves a very unremarkable stroke of luck or good deed ("Would you like a receipt?" "No, let's save paper") accompanied by "God's Plan starts playing," and an image of Drake hugging somebody.

How to Celebrate Drake's Birthday

  1. Spin some Drake tunes

    His hit singles venture into funk, trap, dubstep, dancehall, and pop. Drake's crowd-pleasing repertoire has something to satisfy all tastes. Put on a Drake record and get lost in his soulful voice.

  2. Binge-watch "Degrassi"

    Before he was a rapper, Drake made a name for himself as an actor on the ahead-of-its-time teen soap "Degrassi: The Next Generation." This compulsively binge-able show is a great way to get a feel for Drake's roots and lose an afternoon in the process.

  3. Hold a "Hotline Bling" dance-off

    The music video for Drake's single "Hotline Bling" burned up YouTube, in part because of Drake's distinctive and highly meme-able dance moves. Put the song on and see which of your friends has the best "Hotline" dance.

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