06:39 PM EDT 01/18/2015
Originally posted 07/20/2012 06:00AM
Fans of buzzed-about new R&B artist Frank Ocean were in for a special treat on Tuesday when they came to his show at the Wiltern in L.A.
Aside from being treated to his smooth sounds, the crowd also got a glimpse of Drake, who made a surprise appearance in the VIP section of the venue.
"He showed up in a white T-shirt and jeans, with a date on his arm," a concertgoer tells PEOPLE. "As the crowd noticed him walking in, they screeched and created a spotlight on him with their cell phones while taking his picture."
Once settled, the source says a head-bobbing Drake, "sang along to a majority of the tunes and seemed in great spirits while occasionally joking around with pals and taking pictures with fans."
The "Take Care" artist didn't show any overt PDA with his unidentifiable guest, but he "occasionally whispered in her ear," according to the insider.
Sara Bareilles and Keri Hilson were also guests at the show.
– Jessica Herndon
Originally posted 06/14/2012 04:00PM
The vibe inside New York City's W.i.P. nightclub on Wednesday night was definitely heated.
According to online reports, Drake was involved in a brawl with Rihanna's ex Chris Brown Wednesday night at the club. And Brown even Tweeted a photo of his gashed chin, which he later took down.
Drake's rep denies his involvement in the alleged incident, telling PEOPLE in a statement: "Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began. He did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to a person or damage to property."
Originally posted 02/06/2012 06:00PM
Tim Tebow got on one knee in Indianapolis Saturday night – to "Tebow" with Maria Menounos in the VIP section of ESPN's Super Bowl party. It was a special treat for the Extra hostess, who Tebowed solo on the Golden Globes red carpet in January.
Nearby, Tom Cruise's son Connor and his posse held court at a table, while Spike Lee, bedecked in Giants gear, relaxed with his son; Shaquille O'Neal cuddled with pint-sized girlfriend Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander; and Drake warmed up for his set by handing out shots to women near the stage.
– Kevin O'Donnell
Originally posted 01/12/2011 01:00PM
One of Grammy's most exciting categories, this year's nominees for Best New Artist are an eclectic bunch. From rapper Drake to teen sensation Justin Bieber and the etherial sounds of Florence + the Machine – which artist made you sit up and listen?
In the first of our latest Grammy Awards polls below, tell us: Who is your favorite new artist of the bunch?
In the three other polls, we want you to weigh in on your favorite Grammy-nominated redhead; your least favorite Lady Gaga fashion piece; and the new music from Gwyneth Paltrow, who belted it out on Glee and in Country Strong, and Britney Spears.
Vote in our polls below.
Originally posted 12/31/2010 04:15PM
LeBron James celebrated his 26th birthday Thursday night with a private, star-studded bash in his new Miami hometown.
The basketball star hosted a dinner for his celeb pals at STK, followed by a late-night party at Coco Deville next door. In addition to his mom, James's girlfriend Savannah Brinson was on hand. Other famous faces in the crowd: Drake, Gabrielle Union and her beau, James's Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, Kelly Rowland, Vivica Fox, Timbaland, Ne-Yo, Spike Lee, Tyrese and Trey Songz.
Originally posted 12/15/2010 03:20PM
Aubrey Drake Graham – better known as just Drake, went from being a locally-known Canadian actor on high school drama Degrassi to teaming up with the biggest names in hip-hop professionally (Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil' Wayne – just to name a few), not to mention romantically. (Remember those Rihanna and Nicki Minaj headlines?)
But there's much more to the actor-turned-hip-hop star, 24, than a Platinum-selling album, Thank Me Later, and a Rolodex stocked with A-listers.
Here are five things you should know about Best New Artist Grammy contender Drake:
1. He was humbled watching Jay-Z perform last year
Originally posted 09/13/2010 10:20AM
In true MTV fashion, Sunday night's Video Music Awards celebrated the top entertainers in the industry – and not just thanks to the 16 awards handed out.
Radio regulars like Eminem and newcomers like Florence + the Machine charged L.A.'s Nokia Theatre stage with full-energy performances of their respective hits, earning their spots in the limelight on the night of the Moonman.
BoB rocked two of his singles, "Nothin' On You" and "Airplanes" with Bruno Mars and Hayley Williams, respectively. Decked out in a black-and-white suit combo, Drake brought the swank with fellow music makers Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beatz in a performance of his song, "Fancy." Eminem was joined on stage with his duet partner, Rihanna, who launched into summer anthem "Love the Way You Lie" after his powerhouse performance of "Not Afraid."
Originally posted 09/13/2010 08:45AM
Rapper Drake had the Web buzzing when he and his Young Money label-mate Nicki Minaj Tweeted last month that they suddenly got married.
"Please refer to @nickiminaj as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and don't stare at her too long," the rapper Tweeted on Aug. 27. "She's finally mine."
"Yes, it's true," Minaj, 25, added via Twitter. "Drake and I tied the knot."
But no one was more surprised to hear the supposed big news than the rapper's mother.
Originally posted 08/30/2010 09:30AM
With Lil Wayne behind bars, someone's got to keep his Young Money record label relevant. Wayne's artist, Nicki Minaj, is doing just that.
On the mainstream scene for less than a year, Minaj has already won two BET Awards (for best female hip-hop artist and best new artist) and landed a No. 1 single with "Your Love" on the Billboard rap charts.
But the firecracker, 25, who spent the majority of her upbringing in Queens, N.Y., has a lot more to her than wild hair, a racy wardrobe and a foul mouth. Here are five things to know about Lil Wayne's protégé, Nicki Minaj.
1. She had a rough upbringing
Her lyrics may be silly and carefree, but growing up was anything but lighthearted for Minaj. "[My dad] drank a lot and did drugs, and would get violent when he did," she told Details in May. "He set fire to the house, [and] was attempting to kill my mother. She got out before it burned all the way down. I've always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind…I thought, 'If I'm successful, I can change her life.' "
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