Drake has also won three Juno Awards, six American Music Awards, a record thirteen Billboard Music Awards, and is one of the most popular and best-selling artists of all time, with over 200 million estimated global sales.Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario.It received over 2,000 downloads in the first 2 hours of release, finding mainstream commercial success due to the singles "Best I Ever Had" and "Successful", both gaining Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with the former also peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.This prompted the mixtape's re-release as an EP, featuring only four songs from the original, as well as the additions of the songs "I'm Goin' In" and "Fear".After the divorce, he and his mother remained in Toronto, while his father returned to Memphis, where he suffered incarceration for a number of years on drug-related charges.When asked about the move, Drake replied, "[We had] a half of a house we could live in.The album's second single, "One Dance", topped the charts in several countries, including the US, the UK, and Canada, where it became his first number-one single as a lead artist.That year, Drake lead both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 charts simultaneously for eight weeks. He has the most charted songs (186) among solo artists in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the most simultaneously charted Hot 100 songs in a single week (27), the most time on the Hot 100 (431 weeks) and the most Hot 100 debuts in a week (22).
After becoming musically inspired by Jay Z and Clipse, Drake self-released his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement, in 2006.Drake then joined the rest of the label's roster on the America's Most Wanted Tour in July 2009.However, during a performance of "Best I Ever Had" in Camden, New Jersey, Drake fell on stage, and tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.Due to the economic status associated with the neighbourhood, Drake described the school as "not by any means the easiest school to go to.[It's tough]." a basketball star who became physically disabled after he was shot by a classmate.