Words by Shelley Te Haara
He clearly enjoyed his last visit to NZ because Drake is back! Returning to our shores this November with his very successful BOY MEETS WORLD Tour. Drake first visited our shores in 2015 to play Vector Arena (now Spark Arena). Posting on Instagram that evening stating “Auckland was one of the most insane crowds I have ever performed for. Start to finish the room was shaking and vibrating with love and energy.” Drake kicks off the tour on Friday 3 November at Spark Arena in Auckland. He will then move on to Australia for back-to-back shows at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, one night at Brisbane Entertainment Centre and two dates at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena.
Drake has asserted himself as a trailblazer across the creative world – holding the record for highest-grossing hip-hop tour, most streamed artist on Spotify and Apple Music, most streamed album debut (384.8 million, knocking off his own previous record), most streamed song on Spotify (One Dance), most simultaneous songs in the Billboard Hot 100, most number one hits on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, career high songs in the Billboard Hot 100 (157) and the list goes on. Since debuting in the Billboard Hot 100 on May 23, 2009, he has never not been in the Hot 100 chart. Drake commands massive influence in the hip-hop and contemporary music space as he continues to create and dominate on a worldwide scale.
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