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iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominee Spotlight: Drake

25 Things You Didn't Know

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    Drake is nominated for two iHeartRadio Music Awards including Song of the Year!

    Meet Aubrey Drake Graham. His father is African-American (by way of Memphis, Tennessee) and his mother is Jewish-Canadian.

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    Drake's mother Sandi is Jewish. Drake attended a Jewish day school and had a Bar Mitzvah.

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    Rumors spread that Drake was dating everyone from Rashida Jones, and Serena Williams, to Teyana Taylor and Tyra Banks. He has never openly talked about his past relationships, but he says Nicki is his "dream girl" and the two faked marriage via Twitter.

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    Drake has 10 #1 singles on the Billboard Rap Chart, tying him with Diddy!

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    Drake's father, Dennis Graham, is a respected drummer who has played for Jerry Lee Lewis.

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    Drake played wheelchair-bound teenager Jimmy Brooks in the television series: "Degrassi: The Next Generation."

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    His favorite places are Los Angeles and Montreal.

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    His celebrity crush is Kat Dennings, star of Two Broke Girls. His other crushes include Meagan Good and Eva Mendes.

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    Drake also has two musical uncles, Larry Graham, a past bassist for Prince and Sly and the Family Stone, and Teenie Hodges, a guitarist who has co-written hits for Al Green and played with Talking Heads.

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    He went to see Lil Wayne three times while Weezy was locked up in New York's Riker's Island jail.

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    Drake's favorite book is the autobiography of Quincy Jones.

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    His dream car is a Rolls Royce Phantom.

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    It's true. Drake HAS dated Rihanna.

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    Before Drake became the future of Lil Wayne's pool of artists, Wayne acted as a mentor to Drake.

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    Drake made a quick quarter milli when he performed at TV bigwig Jeff Zucker’s son’s Bar Mitzvah in the spring of 2011. No info on what music was played at Drake’s own Bar Mitzvah back in the day, but we do know Hova didn’t perform.

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    Besides Sprite, Drake has been in a Sears commercial, Toys'R'us commercial, and a GMC commercial.

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    Drake is 6 '1''.

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    "I'm really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr. I hate what Tumblr has become. Because it like, it reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate...Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they're just taking these images and living vicariously through other people's moments. It just kills me. Then you'll meet them and they're just the biggest turkey in the world. They don't actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It's scary man, simulation life that we're living. It scares me."

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    One of Drakes favorite junk food is ice cream.

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    He tore his ACL while playing basketball.

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    His idols are are Pharrell Williams and Denzel Washington.

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    His favorite music group is N.E.R.D.

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    One of Drake's favorite movies is Two Can Play That Game.

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    Drake almost played a show with Hanson last year, but the crowd for the free performance at New York's South Street Seaport was so large that a riot broke out, and it had to be canceled.

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    Drake's "Best I Ever Had" video was directed by Kanye West.

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