Drake is reportedly eyeing a residency in Las Vegas.
Is Las Vegas ready for the hotline bling?
Before you jump down my throat, let’s give credit where credit’s due. Britney Spears was one of the first A-list artists in their ’30s to launch a residency in Sin City. It laid the map for her fellow pop peers like Bruno Mars, Ricky Martin, JLo and Lady Gaga to successfully launch shows of their own, and the next might be Drake.
According to a new report from the Las Vegas Review Journal, the king of streaming might call Las Vegas home –– during his 30-minute performance at club XS inside the Wynn hotel, the rapper told the crowd; “Vegas! When I came back, I thought it’d be back at T-Mobile Arena or some (stuff),” he said, “But I’ll be back here at XS all year. You’ll have a lotta chances to see me.”
Sources tell the LVRJ he’s eyeing 12 performances at XS over two years. It’s not clear how much Drake would make per show, but he raked in $2 million for his recent club performance, so it’s likely he’d make that if not more.
Drake has yet to officially confirm the news.
The most obvious difference between Drake’s potential residency and the others is that it’s exclusive to night life. This isn’t a new idea – Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix and other DJs have “residencies” at hot spots around town, but there aren’t artists, especially ones as famous and influential as Drake, making money moves like this. Also, is 12 shows over two years really a residency? I guess when you’re banking $24 million it is!