Monday Night Football Now Hosted by Drake
From breaking records to curating the ESPN Monday night football. Drake has been making waves on every platform since the release of his newest hit album “Certified Lover Boy”.
Weeks after Drake allegedly hacked ESPN’s to indistinctly share his “CLB” album release date through a very mysterious and leading message using the network. ESPN has now announced a new partnership with the Toronto Rapper.
Drake has been “Toronto Raptors” global ambassador for years is going to be working and assisting with ESPN throughout the upcoming NFL season. Drake will be responsible for the music for the Monday Night Football game; he will be choosing music that incarcerations and captures both the energy and atmosphere of the broadcast. According to the statement released by ESPN, Drake will be playing songs off his hit album CLB, alongside also some of his older classics and songs by other artists he’s interested in and music that matches the mood of the night.
Emeka Ofodile Statement:
“Now we are here, the kickoff of the football season,” said ESPN’s Vice President of Sports Marketing, Emeka Ofodile.
“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. 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.”
The new 2021-22 Kickoff Game Season was scheduled for September 9th with the Dallas Cowboys taking on defending Super Bowl LV champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Drake’s promotional campaign with Monday Night Football will include a live telecast, pre-game shows, and promotional spots, for a total of about 10 games. Drake’s first Monday Night Football game will feature the amazing Baltimore Ravens who will be taking on the newly relocated Las Vegas Raiders.
Drake’s album received over 430 million streams in the United States in just the first three days while Kanye’s “DONDA” album earned 423 million in just its first eight days on all streaming services according to Rolling Stone. Seems like the rapper is unstoppable; his album is anticipated to move between 575,000 and 625,000 album equivalent units in its first week. If the Toronto Rapper is successful, his project will have the biggest week for an album since 2020’s Folklore album release by Taylor Swift.