Entertainment: Drake secures first Emmy nomination as he's added to contenders for 'Euphoria'

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TORONTO — Drake is making personal history as a first-time nominee at this year's Emmy Awards.

  Drake secures first Emmy nomination as he's added to contenders for 'Euphoria' © Provided by The Canadian Press

The Toronto hitmaker joined the list of Emmy contenders in outstanding drama series for his role as an executive producer on HBO's "Euphoria."

His name was added in a wave of updates this week from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences that named all of the nominated producers in the series and specials Emmys categories.

Drake, who was born Aubrey Graham, has held a production credit on the TV series since its launch in 2019.

"Euphoria" follows the stories of a circle of rebellious Los Angeles high school students.

Other producer nominees newly added included Selena Gomez as an executive producer on "Only Murders in the Building" and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for "The Beatles: Get Back" in other categories.

The Emmys air Sept. 12 on CTV.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 5, 2022.

David Friend, The Canadian Press

Blue Jays' Matt Chapman says Drake had no clue who he was .
Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays might know all about Matt Chapman thanks to his heroics on the field, but Drake had no clue who the third baseman was when they met inside a local restaurant recently. During an interview with CityNews , the 2019 American League All-Star said he bumped into the Grammy-winning rapper and he had no idea he was in the presence of one of the Jays’ hottest hitters. “I ran into Drake — wait, actually, let me rephrase this. I don’t think Drake knew who I was,” Chapman said. “He happened to be at the same restaurant as me. He was in a private area. I went in, and someone said, ‘Hey, Matt Chapman is here. Drake, you need to meet him.

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