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Drake Replaces DJ Khaled as Surprise Headliner at London's Wireless 2018

Drake and DJ Khaled
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Drake and DJ Khaled attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas.

<a href="/music/Drake">Drake</a> took London by surprise, storming the city's Wireless Festival as a surprise headliner Sunday evening (July 8).    

Wearing an OVO jersey, the Scorpion rapper replaced <a href="/music/DJ-Khaled">DJ Khaled</a> -- who cancelled at the last minute -- to wrap up the final night of the Finsbury Park event.

The festival tweeted earlier in the day, "Due to travel issues DJ Khaled will not be performing but we are working on something special that won't disappoint."

UK rapper <a href="/music/Giggs">Giggs</a> brought out Drake for their collaboration "KMT" before Drake launched into his own set.

<a href="/music/Rae-Sremmurd">Rae Sremmurd</a> and <a href="/music/Rick-Ross">Rick Ross</a> also performed earlier Sunday, while <a href="/music/Stormzy">Stormzy</a> headlined Saturday (July 7).

Drake's new album, Scorpion, released June 29, is his eighth album to <a href="/articles/columns/chart-beat/8464342/drake-scorpion-debut-no1-billboard-200-chart-sets-streaming-record">top the Billboard 200 chart</a>.

It also became the first album to hit <a href="/articles/columns/chart-beat/8464292/drake-scorpion-first-album-1-billion-global-streams-one-week">1 billion streams</a> globally across all streaming platforms in a single week.