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Drake Performs at BJC

Friday night welcomed former Degrassi star Drake to the Bryce Jordan Center. Drake was known for his role as the wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks before launching a career as a recording artist.

When his songs “Best I Ever Had” and “Every Girl” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July, 2009, Drake became only the second artist to have his first two top-ten hits occur in the same week.

Drake brought in a good sized crowd to the BJC, made up predominantly of college and high school students. Over 7,000 tickets were sold for the concert, well above the 2,000 ticket average he was getting at other venues.

Despite his appearance on stage being over two hours after the scheduled time on the ticket, the crowd didn’t seem to mind, cheering loudly when he finally came on stage. He immediately launched into his popular tune “Forever” and never stopped after that. In all, a very successful concert for the BJC that catered to a younger crowd (but not too young–it’s not like The Wiggles came).

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Chase Tralka

Chase Tralka is a Senior majoring in Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Security and Risk Analysis. He is from Northern New Jersey and is involved in far too many organizations to list here. He enjoys photography, cycling, and listening to obscure free jazz music.

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