Drake has been described as “the king of pop” by The O2 Arena’s head of programming, Christian D’Acuna.
D’Acuna was speaking to Music Week in the aftermath of the Canadian rapper beginning a new UK tour that will see him play eight nights at the London venue, the most of any artist set to play there so far this year
“The opening night was a great success,” he said. “Beyoncé did six nights here, then another six nights 12 months later. Twelve months after that, she sold out Wembley Stadium and I think Drake is now on that level. It seems like he’s the king of pop now.”
Promoted by Live Nation and SJM, the tour will also reach Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and Glasgow. Drake is represented by WME agent Tony Goldring.
Read the full interview with D’Acuna online or in the new edition of Music Week, out now.
For the Music Weeki verdict on Drake's O2 show, click here.
Drake's remaining tour dates are:
Leeds, First Direct Arena (February 8, 9)?
Manchester, Arena (February 11, 12)
London, The O2 (February 14, 15, March 20)
Sheffield, Arena (February 17)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (February 22, 23)
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (March 22, 23)