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Does Drake Have A Hollywood Star? No…Here’s why

Born on October 24, 1986, Drake is a Canadian actor, entrepreneur, rapper, and singer-songwriter. He gained recognition in the early 2000s for his role on the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”

However, Drake is most well-known for his successful music career with hits such as “Hotline Bling,” “God’s Plan,” and “One Dance.”

He has won five Grammy Awards and is considered one of the most popular and influential artists of all time.

Despite the accolades Drake has acquired over the years, he is yet to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a renowned landmark consisting of over 2,765 five-pointed terrazzo-and-brass stars embedded in the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles. These stars serve as permanent memorials to individuals who have achieved distinction in various fields of the entertainment industry, such as motion pictures, television, radio, recording, and live theater. The Walk of Fame was established on February 8, 1960, and is managed by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which holds the trademark rights and maintains the site through self-funding. The Walk of Fame is a popular tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors annually, and serves as a testament to the rich history of the entertainment industry.

Only 17% of stars on the Walk have been granted to the music industry, including audio recordings. It is, therefore, no wonder there are few musicians on the Walk.

There are only 15 rappers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to date. The list includes DJ Khaled, Queen Latifah, 50 Cent, Pitbull, Ll Cool J, and P Diddy.

Why Drake Hasn’t Qualified For a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Walk of Fame is under the oversight of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which has established specific criteria for individuals to be awarded a star.

The person must have at least five years of experience in their respective field, in Drake’s case, music.

He has undoubtedly surpassed this requirement since he has been in the music industry for nearly two decades, but there are other factors to consider.

To be in the Walk, an individual must significantly contribute to the entertainment industry. While Drake has had numerous hits and set many records in the music industry, more is needed to warrant a star on the Walk of Fame. In addition, the Chamber of Commerce considers an individual’s charitable contributions and involvement in the community.

Other factors that are taken into consideration include a person’s global recognition and popularity among fans. Drake has attracted an enormous audience worldwide and has even included Afrobeats in his music since the mid-2010s to draw an African audience.

The Chamber of Commerce generally receives numerous requests each year for stars but only selects a few. Therefore, there is likely a star in Drake’s future as he continues to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry.

Nikita Waruguru

Nikita Waruguru is a Kenyalogue freelance writer who focuses on TV, celebrity gossip, and pop culture. She's been interested in TV and entertainment from a young age. She wrote her first blog post 10 years ago and has since written more than 3000 news articles, features, and lists. When she's not writing about the latest Netflix reality shows, you can find her binge-watching one or listening to music.

Nikita Waruguruhttp://kenyalogue.com
Nikita Waruguru is a Kenyalogue freelance writer who focuses on TV, celebrity gossip, and pop culture. She's been interested in TV and entertainment from a young age. She wrote her first blog post 10 years ago and has since written more than 3000 news articles, features, and lists. When she's not writing about the latest Netflix reality shows, you can find her binge-watching one or listening to music.
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