Drake Announces Show at Apollo Theater in Harlem: Here's How to Win Tickets

Drake will take the stage at Harlem's iconic Apollo Theater on November 11. The Toronto hitmaker announced the news Monday afternoon on Instagram.

Drake having the best time of his life

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Drake having the best time of his life

Drake will take the stage at Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater on Nov. 11.

The Toronto rapper announced the news Monday afternoon on Instagram. The concert marks Drizzy’s first time performing at the Apollo. Fans interested in attending the SiriusXM-hosted event can win tickets by scanning the QR code listed here until 11 p.m. ET on Oct. 26.

Drake also provided the aforementioned link in his IG bio, which you can access below. 

Though the 1,500-capacity Apollo Theater will mark a rare club gig for a rapper of Drake’s magnitude, he is merely the latest in a long line of legendary rappers to play the NYC venue. In the 1990s alone, the Apollo hosted performances from Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, the Fugees, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J, Method Man, Redman, and DMX, among others.

The news continues a big year for Drake, who in June scored his 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. Honestly, Nevermind earned 204,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release, with 11,000 being pure sales. In doing so, Drake moved past Kanye West and Eminem to tie Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand for the third-most No. 1s in the history of the chart, trailing only the Beatles (19) and Jay-Z (14). 

In August, Drake earned another career milestone, scoring his 30th top-five single on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing the Beatles’ record of 29, which stood for 55 years.

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