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Drake has made a surprise appearance at the Wireless Festival in London.

The impromptu performance came after his album Certified Lover Boy shot to No 1 in the charts.

He appeared on stage alongside Future, Friday night’s headline act, for a five-song set – performing their collaboration Way 2 Sexy live for the very first time.

Drake's appearance came hours after his latest album shot to No 1 in the charts
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Drake’s appearance came hours after his latest album shot to No 1 in the charts

This was the Canadian rap superstar’s first major concert appearance since before the pandemic began.

As the 34-year-old emerged, the words “Hey Wireless, the boy is home” flashed on the main stage’s screens.

Drake – whose real name is Aubrey Graham – told the crowds at Crystal Palace: “I would not have wanted my first show back to be anywhere other than Wireless.”

He also performed Life Is Good, Laugh Now Cry Later, What’s Next and Nonstop.

Wireless celebrates grime, UK rap and hip-hop. Skepta is set to headline on Saturday night, followed by American trio Migos on Sunday.

Certified Lover Boy is Drake’s fourth No 1 album in the UK, and he managed to see off competition from Iron Maiden to get to the top spot.

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