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Parks and Recreation actress and comedian Mara Marini puts Drake and Chris Brown head-to-head in our weekly debate and asks you to decide: Who's hotter?

Who's Hotter: Drake vs. Chris Brown



Aubrey Drake Graham was born Oct. 24,1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His mother was an educator, his father was a drummer and his two uncles were also musicians. When he was 15, a friend's father (who happened to be an agent) found him a role on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Drake played the role of Jimmy Brooks for 138 episodes. In 2006, he released his first mixtape and in 2009, he left Degrassi after his character graduated.

Chris Brown

Christopher Maurice Brown was born May 5, 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia. His mother was a day-care center director and his father was in corrections. He taught himself to dance and sing and when he was 13, HitMission Records discovered him at a gas station where his father worked. From there, he signed with Jive Records and began recording his first studio album in 2005.


Drake: Drake achieved an enormous amount of success before ever signing with a record label. In 2007, his music video featured on BET, making him the first unsigned Canadian rapper to have a featured video. There was a huge bidding war among labels to sign the brilliant artist and Drake finally signed with Young Money Entertainment in 2009. He has won a plethora of awards, has had 10 Top 10 Singles and his 2012 hip-hop tour grossed more than $42 million.

Chris Brown: His self-titled debut studio album and second album both went double platinum. His third album, F.A.M.E., garnered him his first Grammy award. In 2007, he dipped his toe into acting, making his film debut in Stomp the Yard and TV debut as a guest on The O.C. Since then, he has appeared in several films and won numerous awards.



  • 1. He is global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors.
  • 2. His mother is Jewish Canadian and he was raised Jewish.
  • 3. His celebrity crushes are Kat Dennings, Meagan Good and Eva Mendes.

Chris Brown:

  • 1. He wrote Rhianna’s "Disturbia."
  • 2. His nicknames are C. Breezy, Charlie Brown, Boo Boo and Sizzle.
  • 3. His favorite dessert is strawberry cheesecake.


Drake: Growing up, he played minor hockey with the Weston Red Wings. He put a lot of work into getting in shape for his Would You Like a Tour? tour with weight training, soccer and tennis.

Chris Brown: Loves playing basketball and stays fit from dancing, compound weight training and body-weight circuit training.


Drake: Drake supports a handful of Toronto-based charities and when Anna Angel lost her entire family to a tragic mobile-home fire, Drake and The Game split a $20,000 donation to help her with funeral expenses.

Chris Brown: He donated 50 cents from each ticket sold on his 2006 Up Close and Personal Tour to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in New York. The final donation was $50,000.


Drake: Currently no pets.

Chris Brown: He had a Pit Bull named Diamond and now has an English Bulldog named X.


Drake: Although he dropped out of high school, he graduated years later, in 2012.

Chris Brown: Attended Virginia’s Essex High School, but left for New York in 2005 to pursue music.


Drake: He has been linked to Canadian R&B singer Keshia Chanté, Serena Williams, Tatyana Ali, Rita Ora, Tyra Banks and Rihanna.

Chris Brown: In 2009, Brown plead guilty to felony assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna, and was only sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service.

Both of these artists will be at the Grammys on Sunday!


About Mara Marini

Mara Marini is a Canadian film, television and theater actress perhaps best known for her recurring role as Brandi Maxxxx on the hit NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. Marini has also appeared in a number of indie comedy and horror films. In 2013, she launched a popular digital comedy video series called Inside Dating on, will soon be guest-starring on Disney's Kickin' It and shooting a politically incorrect feature comedy this fall. For more information on Mara, check out her official website, follow her on Facebook or on Twitter at @popgloss.

Photo credits:, Elizabeth Goodenough/APEGA/


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Comments on "Who's hotter: Drake vs. Chris Brown"

#TeamBreezy January 27, 2014 | 11:44 AM

To be honest its not all about the looks even though Chris Brown is better looking I mean its about the personality and both of them have made mistakes like the 2009 incident with Chris Brown but look at him he's now a man because he's facing his problems and Drake with all the ---- that he got involved in Chris Brown and Rihanna's relationship and now he's kind of keeping himself to himself and getting on with everything. Deeply inside they are both good people like how Chris Brown's personality is absolutely hilarious if u get to see his documentaries and Drake he's up for fun all the time. My personal opinion is that Chris Brown is hotter and has a better personality because he's obviously an angel with broken wings.

trista January 26, 2014 | 7:45 PM

chris brown all the way, drake is good and i love his music he is up there for sure, but to you haters out there saying ooh chris hit rihanna and he is an ahole well think twice because he apologized and they were freinds again. SO THINK TWICE AND GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT AND SHUT THE HELL UP. im sorry if that sounds harsh but it's like your heads are in your butts.

Anne January 24, 2014 | 11:55 PM

How is Chris going to be there if he's in rehab?

Yolanda January 24, 2014 | 2:56 PM

Drake is hideous. He is one of the most ugliest looking dudes to ever walk this earth. His personality couldn't save him in looks even though his personality stinks like his face.

cyn January 24, 2014 | 1:02 PM

lol - I see some breezy fans are stuffing the ballot on the sad. I checked the results then 5 mins later about 100 new CB votes...sure. If that's the only way you can feel good about it - go ahead. hahaha.

jetson January 24, 2014 | 12:59 PM

Forget the looks...that's a matter of tastes. Talent wise this is like a comparison between a Scorcese movie and a Disney Channel show. Chris Brown is a cream puff musically - he acts all tough but his auto-tuned Cher voice and radio-friendly songs have no weight at all. Drake writes poetry. Sometimes crude sometimes intense but it is true art. No comparison.

cyn January 24, 2014 | 12:52 PM

@teambreezy - if all he had on his rapsheet was the 2009 incident - I can almost understand your argument. I'd still think he was a completely -------- but I'd be willing to move on a bit but c'mon sista - get your head out yer butt...the guy is always getting himself into trouble...year after doesn't take a genius to see the guy's got anger issues and an inflated self-ego. what he needs is to be truly punished instead of just a light slap on the wrists so he can finally learn his lesson. you morons keep backing him up everytime he effs up - that's why he won't learn from his mistakes.

Xislander January 24, 2014 | 12:32 PM

CB has paid/is paying his dues, let him be. We still luv his music and believe in his musical talents. His choice of leeches is his downfall. Sometimes you become the person you choose to reflect around you. His donkey is the messiest side ever. Keep your privates where they belong and your fanbase won't be so polarised. Bring out the good music before we/your fanbase become too old to move to it,Breezy!

Toni January 24, 2014 | 12:19 PM

Black women stay losing. Going out of their way to hold up men that denigrate and BEAT them. "Everybody makes mistakes". I feel sorry for the women who think like that and then take back men who will then beat them to death. If I had to choose, I'd go with Drake. But thankfully I have enough sense to give my time and money to men that actually respect women. The women on this page are a tragedy.

Busta January 24, 2014 | 10:54 AM

Since I'm a straight dude - I wont comment on who's hotter but I will say I prefer Drake's music over Chris Brown's. I'll also tell you who I wouldn't trust alone with my daughter. And I can say that there's no one I'd rather ----- -slap more then CB.

THATRUTH January 24, 2014 | 10:49 AM

New Poll. Who's the real man here?

cyn January 24, 2014 | 10:47 AM

It's not about making a mistake or two - we all make them's about an approach to life. So whether Team Breezy wants to own up to that or not - the man has a warped sense of who he is and that is the scary part. We'll see who's around a decade from now...once his boyish looks are gone and his fan base gets married and move on. And face it - neck tattoos start looking even more ridiculous on a man approaching 40.

tootall January 24, 2014 | 10:36 AM

chris brown is clearly the winner who cares what he did in his past we all make mistakes hes getting his ---- together but when drake became famous he had beef with everyone and his music isn't all that great his nothing was the same album is probably his best album he has ever made people are so focus on chris browns past when he has actually done alot of good keep up the good work chris brown you have true fans out here that support you unlike these -------- who act like they never made a mistake a day in their life!!!!!!!

gm January 24, 2014 | 9:22 AM

Your article is sooooo biased...clearly leans towards Drake. Really?

cyn January 24, 2014 | 9:21 AM

Um...who's hotter like career-wise? I'd have to say Drake. Chris Brown is a hot mess and going to be a washed up ex-star soon enough.

THATRUTH January 24, 2014 | 8:48 AM

Stupid poll. How about who's a bigger AHole. I guarantee that Breezy would win - hands down.

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