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.