The eighth annual OVO Fest took place on Monday night in Toronto and, as always, Drake had a big night in store for fans of his label. Joining him were OVO signees Roy Woods, dvsn, and Majid Jordan.
Of course, it's not OVO Fest if Drake doesn't bring out a cavalcade of surprise guests. We'll be updating this post as the night goes on to keep you posted with everything that goes down.
Drake's stage was a replica of the CN Tower.
A.K.A. the Toronto landmark that he famously sat on for the Views album cover.
Drake's Stage #OVOFest @Drake pic.twitter.com/PtKkYQfKMx— Todd Shapiro 🎙 (@iamToddyTickles) August 8, 2017
The first guest of the night was Playboi Carti.
He performed "Magnolia" and "wokeuplikethis*" for the crowd. Right after that, Rae Sremmurd came out to perform "Black Beatles" while Drake went to go get a drink.
.@playboicarti first #OVOFest guest w/ #drake @drake @budweiserstage pic.twitter.com/55swFC3OM8— Jane Stevenson (@JaneCStevenson) August 8, 2017
Rae Sremmurd on stage! Black Beatles #OVOFEST— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) August 8, 2017
"I'm gong to go get a drink!" @drake #drake B4 #raesremmurd become second #OVOFest @budweiserstage pic.twitter.com/UIjfiPrAVQ— Jane Stevenson (@JaneCStevenson) August 8, 2017
French Montana joined Rae Sremmurd to perform "Unforgettable."
Then Drake came back and performed "Blem."
.@RaeSremmurd x @FrencHMonTanA performing "Unforgettable" w/ Drizzy #OVOFEST pic.twitter.com/rrXhX36UiD— UTOR 🤘 (@UtorOfficial) August 8, 2017
Tory Lanez came out to perform his "Controlla" remix with Drake.
Damn Tory Lanez just came out...what a moment #OVOFest— Nav Nanwa (@NNanwa) August 8, 2017
.@torylanez hitting the stage to perform "Controlla" remix at #OVOFEST 🙌🔥 pic.twitter.com/qOrMpueWWH— UTOR 🤘 (@UtorOfficial) August 8, 2017
Cardi B came out to perform "Bodak Yellow."
And apparently Drake thinks it's the hottest song out.
Of course Cardi B performed BODAK YELLOW. Drake says it's the hottest song out #OVOFEST— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) August 8, 2017
Of course Drake had to bring out Migos.
And of course they played "Bad & Boujee."
Looks like Migos stayed in town for #OVOFEST pic.twitter.com/BQG5Y6Xjhr— Angela ♡🌼 (@painfullies) August 8, 2017
Drake went on to "Portland" with Migos, which meant that Travis Scott came out and joined the crew.
After Migos performed Drake had Quavo & Travis Scott— FTP Flame 🎪 (@FTPflame) August 8, 2017
perform Portland with him!
.@drake x @QuavoStuntin x @trvisXX— UTOR 🤘 (@UtorOfficial) August 8, 2017
"Portland" 🔥#OVOFEST pic.twitter.com/e23M7eJIqy
Travis then performed "Butterfly Effect" and "Goosebumps."
Drake was joined by his OVO signee, PARTYNEXTDOOR.
#partynextdoor charms #ovofest2017 crowd @budweiserstage #Toronto #drake @drake pic.twitter.com/CglQ3Ld0Xa— Jane Stevenson (@JaneCStevenson) August 8, 2017
As the night started winding down, Nelly came out.
The St. Louis rapper performed "E.I."
Nelly on stage! #OVOFEST pic.twitter.com/KBvTm8b40M— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) August 8, 2017
Nelly just played "E.I." at #ovofest2017 and nobody under 20 knew what was happening. I've never seen my age gap so up close.— Stephen Carlick (@stephencarlick) August 8, 2017
Nelly performing tonight at #OVOFest pic.twitter.com/7ScvpXdYYR— DS (@TheDrizzySource) August 8, 2017
Fellow Toronto native The Weeknd came out.
The R&B singer performed "Starboy" and "The Hills" for the crowd.
Then, Drake joined The Weeknd to perform their 2011 track "Crew Love." He also apparently said that an OVOXO project should happen.
CREW LOVE // #OVOFest #OVOXO @theweeknd @Drake pic.twitter.com/Wb1nbXmqoi— XO (@XOnews_) August 8, 2017
Drake said at some point an #OVOXO project with @theweeknd has to happen. #OVOFest— Drake Direct (@DrakeDirect_) August 8, 2017
To close out the night, recent OVO signee Baka came out to perform "Live Up To My Name" and "Gyalchester."
The night wouldn't be complete without Baka #OVOFest— Nav Nanwa (@NNanwa) August 8, 2017
Before Drake left the stage, he announced that he's working in his new album in Toronto.
See you next year! #OVOFest pic.twitter.com/nzNPryo2Hb— DS (@TheDrizzySource) August 8, 2017
"It's the OVO Sound ting for life," he said before dropping the mic.