Famous Canadian rapper Drake has conquered the top of the charts 11 times since he released his first mixtape back in 2006. But even with 170 million records sold, his height is still one of those things that his fans are dying to know. Read on and find out how tall Drake is.
4-time Grammy Award winner Drake reveals in his song Sneakin’ that he’s 6 feet and 1 inch tall, and many sources have agreed that the rapper is legitimately 6 feet tall. In the metric system, his height would be 1.85 m or 185.42 cm.
Is Drake white?
People are also interested to know why or how Drake is light-skinned. Well, some may have known it all along, but Drake or Aubrey Drake Graham is a product of an interracial marriage. His father Dennis is African American (a native of Memphis, Tennessee), and he once played drums for Jerry Lee Lewis.
His mom, Sandi Graham, is a white Jewish-Canadian woman who worked as a teacher. Dennis and Sandi met and had Drake on October 24, 1986. When he was 5 years old, his parents separated and Drake was left with his sickly mom who suffered from osteoporosis.
The rapper reveals how he grew up poor but he still sings praises for his mom for giving him the best she could.
Was Drake on Degrassi?
At 14, he got a role in a Canadian teen soap opera called Degrassi: The Next Generation, with the help of his classmate’s dad who was an agent. Drake prides himself on being “slick” like his dad, and for knowing what to say around people.
It was in high school that young Aubrey really started getting into hip hop and rapping. He even showed off his talent in one of the episodes of the 7th season of the soap. Around the same time, he would bust out rhymes he’d written with his father’s young cellmate while he was in prison. Drake wrote down his music in old notebooks that he keeps up to this day.
How did Drake get famous?
Finally, Drake had to decide between acting and music. He left Degrassi and went full-time in his music. This was a defining moment for the superstar because his lead single, Best I Ever Had, peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song in the Grammy Awards.
2009 was a big year for this chart-topping star. Three major labels were bidding to sign him: Universal Motown, Atlantic Records, and Warner Music Group. By June, Drake reportedly signed with Universal Motown with Lil Wayne‘s label Young Money, which gave the hot rapper a $2 million advance.
In the same year, Drake teamed up with industry giants Eminem, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne to produce a song for the LeBron James documentary, More Than a Game. The song, Forever, became Drake’s highest debut on the charts, which cemented his spot on the hip-hop map even before releasing his debut album.
What is Drake’s net worth?
It’s no secret that from 2009 through 2021, Drake reigned with 54 Top 10 hits, placing Madonna to a far second with only 38. He dominated the charts being the first artist to ever claim up to 9 of Billboard Hot 100’s top 10 spots.
With his huge success, Drake’s net worth is at a high of $260 million, making him one of the richest rappers in the industry today. Most of which came from global record sales, musical label deals, and concerts.