Frank Ocean on for Drake’s OVO Festival, Who Might Mystery Guests Be?
: May 16, 2013
Drake’s OVO festival will be back for a fourth straight year this summer, and this time will feature Frank Ocean, James Blake and “special guests.”
The festival will be held ...
Drake, Lil Wayne Big Winners in Pandora Payday
: October 10, 2012
Pandora has more than 150 million registered users, yet it has never had a profitable year. Royalty rates are determined on a label by label basis, and are typically kept private. ...
Jay-Z Brings Aboard Drake, Chris Cornell to Made in America Festival
: August 01, 2012
Jay-Z announced back in May that he will be bringing a new festival to the Philadelphia-area Labor Day weekend. At the time, he'd wrangled marquee talent like Pearl Jam, Skrillex a ...
Drake Takes J. Cole on Summer Amphitheatre Tour
: March 23, 2012
Drake wrapped up the first leg of his “Club Paradise Tour” just a week ago, and now has announced that he will start the tour back up in May and play an additional 27 dates.
Drake Takes to Arenas, College Campuses for Spring Tour
: December 14, 2011
Canadian rapper and actor Drake will embark on a headlining tour next winter that will take him around North America playing arenas and college campuses. Dubbed the Club Paradise T ...
Rihanna Dropped Drake Like a Bad Habit
: June 10, 2010
Drake, the young hip-hop stud, in a recent New York Times interview confirmed the wide spread rumor that he and Rihanna dated briefly last summer. That might not sound like such a ...
The Canadian actor and recording artist Drake was born in Toronto, Ontario on October 24, 1986. He first became known for his Jimmy Brooks television role on the show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." He also became popular as a rapper after releasing several mixtapes. The most successful was "So Far Gone."
Drake signed with Young Money Entertainment, Lil Wayne's record label, in June 2009. In 2009 he released an EP entitled "So Far Gone," which launched his career. The EP spawned "Successful" and the hit song "Best I Ever Had." Drake released "Thank Me Later," his debut studio album, in June 2010. It debuted in the No. 1 spot on Billboard's 200 chart. The album went platinum and spawned the hit singles "Find Your Love" and "Over." "Take Care," Drake's second album," was released in 2011. It topped both the Canadian and U.S. charts and spawned several hit singles, including "The Motto," "Make Me Proud," "Take Care" and "Headlines." Drake has also written songs for other artists, including Jamie Foxx and Alicia Keys. He has also continued acting. His latest appearance was in the 2012 film Ice Age: Continental Drift.
To date Drake has sold more than 5 million worldwide albums. He has won three BET Awards and three Juno Awards. He also holds several Billboard records, including the most No. 1 singles (12) on the Billboard Rap Songs chart. His ten No. 1 singles is the most for the Billboard chart R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Club Paradise, Drake's latest world tour, was the highest grossing hip-hop tour in 2012, with revnues of more than 42 million dollars.
The biggest influences for Drake's music are Lil Wayne, Aaliyah, Jay-Z and Kanye West. He is current working on his third album.
Krall started to play piano when she was four years old and started performing at the age of fifteen at a local restaurant. She attended Boston's Berklee College of Music and then moved to Los Angeles to play jazz. Krall released "Stepping Out," her debut album, in 1993. In 1995 she released "Only Trust Your Heart" and in 1996 "All For You." Her 1997 album "Love Scenes" became a big hit. In August 2000 she and Tony Bennett went on a twenty city tour.
Krall's 2001 release, "The Look of Love," reached platinum status as well as the Billboard 200 chart top 10. Her "Casino Royale" cover off the album reached the No. 22 spot on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. Krall embarked on a world tour in September 2001 and released her first live album. In 2004 she released "The Girl in the Other Room." Krall's most recent albums are 2009's "Quiet Nights" and 2012's "Glad Rag Doll."