ESPN has announced that Drake will serve as host for the 2014 ESPY Awards, taking place this summer in Los Angeles.

The Toronto-based actor, singer, and rapper is no stranger to Live TV.

This past January, Drake delivered a stellar performance hosting Saturday Night Live, and has previously hosted the Juno Awards in Canada. Prior to

“This is an incredible opportunity for me to combine two of my biggest passions—sports and performing,” said the rapper in a statement.

“Drake is an unbelievably talented entertainer who truly has a passion for sports. We are thrilled to have him to host this year’s show,” said Connor Schell, vice president, ESPN Films and Original Entertainment, in a statement.

The ESPY’s will take place at the Nokia Theatre on July 16th at 9 P.M. EST on ESPN.

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