Canadian superstar Drake experienced quite the headline-making year from releasing his fifth studio album ‘Scorpion’ to becoming the first artist to exceed 50 billion global streams. On the other hand, the artist was involved in a heated feud with fellow rapper Pusha T, leading to the very public reveal of his “secret son,” Adonis. In between all this, Drake managed to surpass JAY-Z as the rapper with the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s, played a large part in the viral “In My Feelings” dance challenge, and joined forces with Migos on the North American “Aubrey and the Three Amigos” Tour.
Along with the aforementioned, Drake took his Virginia Black Whiskey label public, drove OVO collaborations with Jordan Brand and Clarks, produced the HBO series Euphoria, reunited the cast of Degrassi for his “I’m Upset” visuals, and wrote the foreword to J. Prince’s memoir. If that wasn’t enough, Drake also granted an 11-year-old heart transplant patient her birthday wish; it’s no wonder the “Drake Effect” gave Toronto’s economy a $337 million USD annual boost this year alone.