With The Wolfe Tones soaring to the top of the Irish Top 100 and sitting in 2nd place in the UK Top 100 after the Irish Women's National Team's rendition of 'Celtic Symphony', it appears that Drake and Spotify are taking a leaf out of the Irish band's book.
The Canadian artist has clearly been keeping an eye on the UK and Irish charts, seeing how The Wolfe Tones crossover with football has helped their single take the charts by storm.
This morning, Drake posted a picture on Instagram confirming that Barcelona will be playing in a Drake inspired jersey during El Classico this weekend. The Catalan giants who are normally sponsored by Spotify, will wear a jersey with Drake's OVO owl logo in the middle of the kit.
The OVO owl which stands for 'October's Very Own' will be used on the jersey to celebrate Drake becoming the first artist of all time to reach a whopping 50 billion streams.
Despite it being a huge achievement for Drake, with the rate of downloads and streams of Celtic Symphony in recent days, surely it's only a matter of time before we see Barcelona repping some sort of The Wolfe Tones logo across their jersey isn't it?
For a club that never even used a shirt sponsor until 2006 and prided themselves on that, it really goes to show the financial situation at the Camp Nou, which was renamed as the 'Spotify Camp Nou' during the summer.
Will the Drake curse strike again?
Everyone has heard of the Drake curse over the past few years. The artist has been pictured with a number of athletes from different sports in recent years, prior to huge events that were coming up. Back in 2019, Drake posed with then Heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua before his fight against Andy Ruiz Jr.
AJ's caption makes the shock defeat even worse and it's no surprise that the pair haven't been pictured together since.
Before Conor McGregor's fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, Drake walked out along side the Notorious one, and what happened again? McGregor lost.
Other athletes and teams that have been affected come in the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Jadon Sancho, Layvin Kurzawa and more. All of the players suffered heacy defeats in the days after meeting Drake.
📸 Drake x Sancho
❌ Dortmund lose 5-0 to Bayern
📸 Drake x Aubameyang
❌ Arsenal lose 1-0 to Everton
📸 Drake x Agüero
❌ Man City lose 1-0 to Tottenham
📸 Drake x Kurzawa
❌ PSG lose 5-1 to Lille
The curse continues. pic.twitter.com/a8r6QwcdeC
— Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) April 15, 2019
Whether this collaboration between Drake, Spotify and Barcelona will come back to bite Barca against Real Madrid this weekend is yet to be known, but it's certainly one to keep an eye on.