Drake continues his successful worldwide The Boy Meets World Tour that has so far taken in much of continental Europe, United Kingdom and New Zealand before arriving in Australia this week. Drake plays three shows in Sydney and Melbourne and a further one in Brisbane over a two-week period after many of his earlier Australian tour dates sold out almost instantaneously. Supporting Drake is Grammy-winning Toronto producer BOI-1DA of OVO Sound and Atlanta’s Pi’erre Bourne.
Drake has long asserted himself as a major influencer in the industry – holding the record for highest-grossing Hip-Hop tour, most streamed artist on Spotify and Apple Music, most streamed album debut (385+ million, beating his own previous record), most streamed song on Spotify in “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 he debuted in the Billboard Hot 100 in May 2009, Drake has remained in the Hot 100 chart. Drake commands massive influence in contemporary music as he continues to create and dominate on a worldwide scale on a number of levels, including as a strong advocate for battle rap in both KOTD and URL.