Drake

Drake

Aubrey Drake Graham, most popularly known as Drake, was born October 24th, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. The Canadian rapper initially gained recognition from his acting role on the show, Degrassi. After releasing a number of mixtapes, Drake was signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment in June of 2009. His debut studio album debuted at number one on the US charts. His next two releases were wildly successful and Drake even scored a Grammy for Best Rap Album. The rapper has worked with the likes of Future, Travis Scott, and Rihanna. He has the most charted songs (186) among solo artists in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 as well as many other record-breaking stats. Drake is also an entrepreneur, he’s founded OVO Sound record label and has used the “OVO” moniker to create a clothing line. 

Rihanna

Rihanna is so famous she only needs one name, but did you know her full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty! Born on February 20, 1988. She signed with Def Jam records in 2005 at the age of 16! Jay-Z was in the room, at Def Jam, when she auditioned. She came out with hits we all know and love like “Unfaithful,” “Umbrella,” “Disturbia,” and “Diamonds.” And who can forget her scandalous music video for S&M. Rhianna has collaborated with such artists as T.I. “Live Your Life,” Jay-Z “Umbrella,” Nicki Minaj “Fly,” Kanye West “All of the Lights,” Eminem “Love the Way You Lie,” Drake “What’s My Name,” and Young Jeezy “Hard.” She was in a long-term relationship with Chris Brown that ended in domestic violence. A few years later they collaborated on the song “Birthday Cake” together.

Adam Pally

Adam Pally is at the Hollywire studio to chat about his life and career! He tells us all about CHAMPAIGN ILL where he and Sam Richardson play best friends with the biggest rapper in the world, who dies suddenly and they are forced to navigate their lives without him. CHAMPAIGN ILL is streaming now on YouTube Premium!! He has also worked with Leighton Meester and feels she is totally underrated and very talented. He feels really lucky to have worked with Jim Carey recently. He has two kids named Cole and Drake. We play How Well Do You Know JLo and find out he knows her pretty well!

Justin Roberts

Justin Roberts comes to the Hollywire Studio to chat about his career with Ashley Brinkman. Justin’s song ‘Six Figures’ has 7 million views. He said he came up with it by simply thinking of what rappers rap about and adding comedy to it; and it worked! Drake come to his 15th birthday party where Justin took photo’s with him and then was at a loss for words! But, when Drake left his party he ended up following Justin on Instagram! He has a new show out on Youtube called Work In Progress. He will be making a Team 10 movie that’s 30 minutes long and will be aired on his channel! We also chat about Shane Dawson and how he thinks Shane is revolutionizing the game! We play Hollywords with Justin and get all the tea about his life!

Blackbear

We were lucky enough to be able to sit down with the amazing Blackbear!! After crashing his hotel in Las Vegas, we got to chat with him all about his music and life. He told us the hilarious story of spilling a drink all over Pharrell!! He told us a bit about his struggle with drugs and alcohol and his inspirational journey to becoming sober. Bear has an album dropping on Valentines Day and we are pumped!!

Jack & Jack

The AWESOME duo, Jack & Jack, stopped by our studio to chat about their new song “No One Compares To You”! We talked about their recent success with the song they collaborated on with Jonas Blue, “Rise”. Jack & Jack were so excited to work with Jonas on that track and it’s safe to say the team at Hollywire is OBSESSED with “Rise”! They talked a bit about Vine and how they’re still best friends with Shawn Mendes, which we are so glad to hear!! Jack Gilinsky told us a bit about his workout regime and Jack Johnson said that taking your shirt off onstage is a necessity! We played never have I ever with the duo and had so much fun hearing what these two get up to!

Akon Speaks About Lady Gaga, Drake, And His Efforts In Africa!

Akon talks Bitcoin with us and explains he wants to create a coin for Africa. While visiting his grandma he noticed she did not have electricity in her home. He helped bring solar energy into 16 countries in Africa giving millions of people electricity, including his grandmother! He continues to make music in the studio. Akon says he’s a huge fan of Drake! He gushes about performing live for an audience. He hasn’t spoken to Lady Gaga in a few years but they’re still friends!

Drake & Nicki Minaj’s CHEMISTRY is CRAZY Intense!!

Drake and Nicki Minaj have collaborated many times over the years, but a romance never came out of it even though their chemistry is crazy insane. Nicki, shared a video while hanging out with Drake, where he seemed to diss her collaboration with rapper Tekashi 6 – 9. “What’s that song called again, ‘Fefe?’” Drake asks Nicki in a condescending tone and she immediately busts out laughing, covering her mouth in shock over the shade.

DEETS on Ariana Grande & MTV Video Music Awards!!

MTV announced Thursday that Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendez, Logic with Ryan Tedder will be performing live at the Radio City Music Hall on Monday August 20th. This will be the first time that Ariana will perform her song God Is A Women, from her Sweetener album, live for an audience! Ariana has received 8 nominated for Video of the year for “No Tears Left to Cry.” Fans are hoping that Pete Davidson will attend the award show with his fianceé, if he does, this will be their first official appearance – – and red carpet together since the engagement. Shawn Mendes is nominated for best pop music video and Jennifer Lopez will be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Cardi B and The Carters are in the lead with 10 nominations a piece, including video, song and artist of the year. Childish Gambino and Drake each have seven, Bruno Mars has six, Camila Cabello has five, and Ed Sheeran, Khalid and Young Thug have each earned four.

All the Deets on Zendaya & Drake’s New HBO Show!!

Fans went CRAZY over Zendaya’s Instagram post about her new HBO show, Euphoria. Now the clip was INCREDIBLY short, but you can already tell the mysterious vibe of the show. This new drama is centered around high school students as they try to juggle their social lives, love, friendship, social media and identity. So totally relatable! Zendaya is set to play the lead, Rue, a drug-addicted 17 year old who is struggling to figure out life. Drake and Future are set to produce the show. This is going to be a crazy new series that seems like our next binge watch. The cast also has Jacob Elordi from Netflix’s popular movie ‘The Kissing Booth’ and Sydney Sweeny from Handmaid’s Tale.

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