New York, NY (November 8, 2010) – Fuse, Madison Square Garden’s national music television network, will air Grammy-nominated recording artist Drake’s September 29th performance from the iconic Radio City Music Hall exclusively on Fuse on November 24th, Thanksgiving Eve at 9 pm ET. Airing in HD, “Fuse Presents: Drake Live From Radio City Music Hall,” presented by Sprite, will feature songs from Drake’s hit album Thank Me Later, in addition to other fan favorites, along with special guests including Trey Songz, Birdman, Fabolous and more. Fuse and Sprite have collaborated to bring Drake’s first ever televised concert to fans across the U.S. with limited commercial interruptions.
Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake, is a Toronto-born actor and Grammy-nominated recording artist who is currently touring North America on his sold out Light Dreams & Nightmares Tour. Drake has worked with the most innovative artists in the hip-hop world including Lil Wayne, Kanye West, JAY-Z and Eminem, as well as musicians such as Alicia Keys and Mary J Blige, and many more. As an actor, Drake has gained worldwide attention for playing Jimmy Brooks on “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” an award winning drama series that has become a cult hit, airing on Canada’s CTV and TeenNick.
“We are thrilled that global artist Drake will become the latest performer to be part of the ‘Fuse Presents’ concert series, in his first ever televised show,” said David Clark, executive vice president, general manager of Fuse. “With help from our presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, fans have access to the hottest concerts and exclusive programming from Madison Square Garden’s iconic venues, such as this not-to-be-missed performance at Radio City Music Hall.”
The Coca-Cola Company, a signature partner of Madison Square Garden, is the presenting sponsor of the “Fuse Presents” concert series. The series includes branded telecasts on Fuse from Madison Square Garden venues, providing Coca-Cola brands, like Sprite, with extensive brand presence on Fuse, Fuse.tv, as well as brand exposure in-venue.
“We look forward to continuing to bring top acts such as Drake to music fans through this unique ‘Fuse Presents’ series,” said Dori Silverman, AVP Field Execution, Coca-Cola North America. “These concerts are the ideal platform for The Coca-Cola Company’s brands to bring life’s simple pleasures, like this highly-anticipated show, to music fans everywhere with Fuse’s national television reach.”
To complement the telecast of “Fuse Presents: Drake Live From Radio City Music Hall,” Fuse will air an all-day Drake takeover including “Loaded: Drake,” a half-hour compilation of his greatest music videos. For more information on programming surrounding the show, go to www.fuse.tv/drake.
Fuse.tv will celebrate the show with “Drake Week” which will run from November 22 until November 29. Fuse.tv/Drake will feature information about “Fuse Presents: Drake Live from Radio City Music Hall,” photos and videos of Drake, and other Drake content. In addition, there will be new articles that week devoted to Drake as an artist covering topics ranging from his influence in the music industry to his place in the online community.