Timeline of Drake, a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor known for his versatile musical style and chart-topping hits. He has achieved global recognition for his influential contributions to hip-hop and R and B, solidifying his position as one of the most successful and acclaimed artists of his generation.


October 24, 1986


Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Rapper and singer


Forest Hill Collegiate Institute in Toronto
24 October 1986

Drake was Born in Toronto, Canada

Aubrey Drake Graham, known as Drake, was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Dennis Graham and Sandi Graham.

01 January 2001

His Acting Career Begins in Degrassi: The Next Generation

Drake's career in entertainment began with acting. In 2001, at the age of 15, Drake encountered an acting agent who was the father of a high school friend. His early acting roles included a part in the Canadian teen drama series 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'.

13 February 2009

Release of 'So Far Gone'

The release of Drake's third mixtape, 'So Far Gone', on February 13, 2009, was a significant event in his music career. It featured the hit single 'Best I Ever Had' and led to widespread recognition in the hip hop community.

15 June 2010

Debut Studio Album 'Thank Me Later'

Drake released his debut studio album, 'Thank Me Later', on June 15, 2010. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the RIAA.

24 September 2013

Third Studio Album 'Nothing Was the Same'

On September 24, 2013, Drake's third studio album, 'Nothing Was the Same', was released, featuring hits such as 'Started From the Bottom' and 'Hold On, We're Going Home,' further cementing his success in the music industry.

13 February 2015

Mixtape 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'

Marking another significant moment, Drake released the commercial mixtape 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' on February 13, 2015. It achieved critical and commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200.

29 April 2016

Fourth Studio Album 'Views'

Drake's fourth studio album, 'Views', was released on April 29, 2016. The album was noted for featuring the hit single 'Hotline Bling' and dominated the charts, spending 13 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard 200.

29 June 2018

Fifth Studio Album 'Scorpion'

The release of Drake's double album 'Scorpion' on June 29, 2018, included the popular song 'In My Feelings' which sparked a viral dance challenge. The album broke multiple streaming records.

01 May 2019

Drake Wins 12 Billboard Music Awards

Drake made history at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on May 1st, when he took home 12 awards, making him the artist with the most Billboard Music Awards with a total of 27 awards.

17 June 2022

Seventh Studio Album 'Honestly, Nevermind'

Continuing his prolific music production, Drake released his seventh studio album, 'Honestly, Nevermind', on June 17, 2022. The album marked a shift in style, dabbling in dance and house genres.

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