Written by: Emma Habarurema
Now, more than ever, concerts have become popular all around the world. Each year at least one of the famous artist hits the stage somewhere in the world, and this year it is Aubrey Drake Graham, best known by his stage name Drake, turn to hit the stage of Oslo at his The Boy Meets World Tour.
On Sunday the 5th of March, Drake takes the stage of Telenor Arena, Oslo by storm. The doors opens for the audience to enter at 6pm, but the show starts about an hour later. For his opening act he brought T Jizzle, followed by DVSN, and as for the surprise guest, the Jamaican singer, Popcaan who does a few of his songs before Drake enters the stage. This is quite the start as they do a great job warming up the crowd.
The Canadian rapper starts with the singles “Trophies” and “Started from the bottom”, followed by “Headlines”. Fans are now cheering more than ever.
“When I was here in 2012, we sold 4000 tickets. In 2014, we had sold 6500 tickets, it’s 2017, and there is 18.000 of you all in here tonight.”
The way the thirty-year-old singer connects with his fans throughout the night is amazing, and makes the experiences ten times better. The whole night he makes sure his audience knows that this night is about them, and not about him.
“Tonight, it’s not a show, it’s not a concert, it’s a party. It’s not about me, it’s about you.”
The rest of the concert included singles from different albums. Among the songs played from the album Views was “Hotline Bling”, “Too good”, “Childsplay” and “One Dance”. From his album If you’re reading this it’s too late, he played “energy” and “Legend” among others. In addition to more songs from the albums Too much, Take care and more. He even plays “Fake Love” from his newest album More Life, which was released on Saturday the 18th of March.
Like most artist on their tours, Drake plays some of the songs he featured on other artists’ albums. Among them was “Work” from Rihanna’s Anti album, and “Blessed” from Big Sean’s album Dark Sky Paradise, and Fetty Wap’s single “My Way” to which he did a remix.
During his performance, Drake disappears from the stage. Just when you think the show is over, he appears next to a giant inflatable Globe that changes color though the rest of the show.