Backstreet Boys welcomed a hometown hero onstage in the course of the group’s latest go to to Toronto.
Prior to closing their live performance on the Budweiser Center on Saturday (July 2), the quintet launched “sixth member” Drake for a duet of the boy band’s 1999 hit track “I Want It That Way.”
After strolling out to thunderous applause from the stunned crowd, the famous person rapper defined how the monitor performed a big function in his adolescence.
“At 13 years old, I had a bar mitzvah … and at my bar mitzvah, for the first time in my life, this girl I was in love with came up to me while one of the greatest songs in the world was playing, and she asked me if I would dance with her,” Drake informed the viewers. “It was the first time I ever felt acknowledged, and it was the first time I ever felt like I had a shot at being cool.”
Drizzy added that it was “one of the greatest songs of all time” earlier than joyfully performing the basic tune alongside the act. During the rendition, the rapper included elements of his personal track “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
“I Want It That Way,” from Backstreet Boys’ third studio album, Millennium, topped Billboard‘s Pop Airplay chart following its launch in 1999. The monitor peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 that very same yr.
Drake not too long ago dropped his seventh studio album, Honestly, Nevermind, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in late June. The dance-influenced mission marks the hip-hop large’s eleventh No. 1 on the chart.
Watch Drake and Backstreet Boys carry out “I Want It That Way” here, and see a snippet of the efficiency under.
What’s higher than I Want It That Way?
— Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys) July 3, 2022