It doesn’t seem like Drake is taking any losses recently and is only adding to his winning streak!
After releasing his highly anticipated album last week while breaking records in the process, ESPN has just announced that the Certified Lover Boy will be working with ESPN throughout the entire NFL season to curate music for select Monday Night Football games.
ESPN will be collaborating with Billboard’s Artist of the Decade to assist in choosing music that will capture both the energy and mood of the Monday Night Games that will be airing on the ESPN channel. The music curated by the Canadian will be a combination of Drake’s most recent releases, most likely some of his classic songs, as well as new material and sounds from other artists that he brings to the table. The curated music will all be played in Monday Night Football promotional spots, live telecasts and pre-game shows for 10 games this season, starting with this week’s game.
“Now we are here…the kickoff of the football season. And who better to curate music for Monday Night Football than Drake who sits firmly at the intersection of music and sports. We couldn’t be more excited for this upcoming collaboration,” said Emeka Ofodile, Vice President of Sports Marketing, ESPN in a written statement.
“The music curator role has been a big hit with our fans with Diplo and DJ Khaled in previous years….and this season, we will be living inside the moment with Drake as our NFL on ESPN soundtrack.”
Drake’s latest release has already broken streaming records that have never been achieved by any other artist. Certified Lover Boy topped the Apple Music charts as the most-streamed album in less than 24 hours after it was released on September 3. This makes Drake the most-streamed artist in a single day on the platform.