“I Was Once Paid $100 For A Show” – Drake Tells Aspiring Artists To ‘Keep Going’



Drake has established himself as one of the most successful musicians of our generation, and, to be quite honest, he just keeps winning. His journey did, however, begin somewhere, just like everyone else’s.


The “Started From The Bottom” rapper confessed he once made $100 at a Kool Haus concert where Ice Cube was the headlining act in 2006 by posting a screenshot to Instagram.

It apparently had a good chance of being Drake’s debut performance. His debut mixtape, “Room For Improvement,” had just been published at the time.

“On August 19, 2006, Ice Cube headlined the Kool Haus with supporting act Drake in what was likely his first ever concert,” the post read. “The Boy got paid a handsome sum of $100 and performed cuts from his debut mixtape Room for Improvement which was released earlier that year. Classic history!”

Fast forward and Drake has become one of the highest-paid entertainers across the globe. As reported earlier, part of Drake’s net worth includes $50 million in earnings from his music catalog, as of 2021. Additionally, he reportedly earns $1 million per concert, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Drake’s most recent tour in 2019 brought in $33,851,546 thanks to 23 performances that took place across Europe. According to Touring Data, his Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour brought in an astounding $103,060,112 from 54 gigs just the previous year.

The figures are truthful. The singer of “Honestly, Nevermind” has advanced considerably since his first live performance. On Tuesday, Drake confirmed this in a note that was posted with the post (October 18).

He hopes that by sharing his story, other musicians pursuing their big break in the music business would be motivated to keep going.

“This is for anybody getting 100 a show right now…keep going,” Drake wrote on his Instagram story.

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