Drake has received the keys to London venue The O2, after reaching a milestone 21 performances.

The record was previously held by Prince, who established it in 2007 with a 21-night run. Any act to reach the milestone receives the keys to the venue and joins the 21 Club, in recognition of Prince’s residency.

Drake recently completed a seven-night run in April – a landmark that was also commemorated with a slight rebrand at the venue.

Following from Drake’s lyrics in ‘God’s Plan’, in which he says: “And you know me/
Turn the O2 into the O3
”, the arena removed its ‘O2’ sign and replaced with one which read ‘O3’.

The key, which was designed by The O2 team, was inspired by the latest Assassination Vacation tour artwork. It is mounted on black velvet and finished in gold, and will be displayed backstage at the venue.

Commenting on the accomplishment, Emma Bownes, vice president of venue programming (Europe), said: “It’s great to be inducting the first solo artist into the 21 Club.

“Drake has consistently brought us incredible shows and our congratulations go to Drake and his team for this achievement.”

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