ESPN has confirmed that the Certified Lover Boy, Drake, will be handcrafting the soundtrack for the upcoming season of Monday Night Football.
The collaboration shouldn’t arrive as a great surprise. After all, Drizzy used the platform to announce his latest album. During an episode of ESPN’s Sports Center, an advert showed a man holding a sign that read: “CLB September 3”. Following that clip spreading around social media like wildfire, the rapper then took to Instagram to share emojis of multiple pregnant women and captioned the post, “CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3”.
Now it has been confirmed that Drake will be curating the music for a minimum of ten Monday Night Football games this season. A press release states his choices will “encapsulate both the energy and mood of select Monday Night Games on ESPN.”
It adds: “The music will be a combination of Drake’s most recent releases, potentially some classics, as well as new music from other artists he identifies,” the statement adds. “All of which will run in Monday Night Football promotional spots, live telecasts and pre-game shows for ten games this season, starting this week.”
Emeka Ofodile, Vice President of Sports Marketing at ESPN, commented: “Now we are here…the kick-off 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. 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 currently looks set for another Billboard-topping album with Certified Lover Boy, yet in the UK, he currently finds himself trailing behind Iron Maiden in the chart.