Drake Announced As Host Of This Year’s ESPYs

Drake revealed on Twitter today that he will be the host of the 2014 ESPYs, which take place in July.

“This is an incredible opportunity for me to combine two of my biggest passions – sports and performing,” Drake said in a statement released by ESPN. Drake has ties to the Toronto Raptors basketball team and has 11 No. 1 hits on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart. He’s won a Grammy and three Juno Awards. He’s also acted on television and the big screen, now adding host to his laundry list of accomplishments.

The ESPYS, which will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, will be televised live at 9pm on ESPN. The event raises more than $1 million annually for The V Foundation, the charity founded by the late basketball coach Jim Valvano to promote cancer research.

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