The “six god” is getting a glittering tribute in his hometown after his win at the Grammy awards on Sunday night.
Toronto’s own Drake took home the best rap song award for “God’s Plan” and after his win, he told reporters that the mayor of Toronto should “turn the CN Tower chrome and gold” to mark the occasion.
On Monday afternoon, Mayor John Tory took the hint and announced that the Toronto sign would be lit up in gold to celebrate Drizzy’s win.
— John Tory (@JohnTory) February 11, 2019
Soon after, the CN Tower joined in, saying it would also turn gold to recognize all the Canadian nominees and winners at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Tonight we’re going gold to celebrate the outstanding artists whose work makes Canada shine so brightly on the world stage. Congratulations to the nominees and winners at the 2019 Grammys! @drake @RecordingAcad @ETCanada pic.twitter.com/La2tdjq7fB
— CN Tower/La Tour CN (@TourCNTower) February 11, 2019
Drake used his acceptance speech to lambast the Grammys, calling attention to his tempestuous relationship with the awards show that has nominated him several times but rarely awarded him the coveted gold gramophone.
“We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport,” said Drake. This is a business where sometimes it is up to a bunch of people that might not understand what a mixed race kid from Canada has to say.”
He ended by saying the love of his fans and hometown hero status already made him a winner.
“You’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you are a hero in your hometown … you don’t need this right here, I promise you, you already won.“
Several other Canadians also took home the hardware in a number of different categories.
R&B singer Daniel Ceasar won best R&B performance for “Best Part,” his collaboration with Gabriella Wilson aka H.E.R.
Music producer Greg Wells won for his soundtrack to “The Greatest Showman” and violinist James Ehnes won for his contributions to the album “Kernis.”
Art director Willo Perron, who is from Montreal, won the best recording package for his work on singer St. Vincent’s album “Masseduction” and Canadian-American violinist Lili Haydn won the best new age album award as part of the quartet Opium Moon.
— Maurie Sherman (@DamnitMaurie) February 11, 2019