Drake's latest album Views has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. Consideing it has been only 6 weeks since its release, Views becomes Drakes fastest selling album till date. Currently Drake stands atop the Billboard's Artist 100 chart at #1 overcoming Justin Bieber as the male artist with the most weeks on top of the list overall.
Love him or hate him, but there is no ignoring the fact that Drake is one of the biggest selling and most popular rap artists on the planet. Below are 7 things you need to know about this goofy-mega star.
1. Drake gets the music gene from his Father and Uncle who were a drummer and a bassist respectively.
2. Drake lent his voice to the character Ethan, a teenage mammoth in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift
3. Drake had a disturbed early life, his parents divorced when he was 5 and was largely raised by his Mother. He has dedicated multiple songs to her, including 2015’s You & The 6.
4. Believe it or not but Drake has won numerous awards for his song-writing abilities. He wrote "Un-Thinkable" for Alicia Keys and co-wrote "Fall For Your Type" for Jamie Foxx.
5. Further proving his rap abilities is the fact that Drake has 10 #1 singles on the Billboard Rap Chart, tying him up with none other than P.Diddy!
6. Views is Drake’s sixth straight No. 1 album, and was earlier called Views From The 6.
7. Even though the album Views’ got mixed reviews critically, it was a personal best sales week for Drake, the largest for any album in 2016, and the biggest for a male artist in over three years.