Are Paul Anka and Drake recording new music together? The 76-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter confirmed the collaboration at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards.
On Thursday, May 10, the legendary musician, who is known for songs such as "Diana" and "You Are My Destiny," was at the event in Toronto to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. His friend and fellow singer Michael Bublé presented the honor.
Unexpected Melding Of Minds
"I'm working with a brilliant young artist who is as hot as you can get right now, a fellow young Canadian and his name is Drake," he stated. "We recorded something that will be released, out in June. That's all I can tell you."
This is not the first time that Anka revealed the collaboration. Back in February, he also shared a photo of himself with the "Nice For What" rapper in a room.
Bublé also talked about the collaboration and joked that he did not expect his musician friend to be a fan of the rapper.
"As well as I know Paul, you will never get used to Paul Anka calling you and saying, 'Oh my god, that Drake's got some phat beats. Honestly. This dude's flow is terribly sick,'" he shared. "His curiosity and his vibe are infectious."
Drake, Anka, and Bublé are all from Canada.
Meek Mill Makes Peace With Drake
In other news, Meek Mill, who recently got out of prison, confirmed to the press that he is no longer feuding with Drake. The two have had a beef for years and, in 2015, Mill even engaged in a "rap beef."
However, all that is behind him. The Philadelphia-born MC said that he is open to collaborating with the hip-hop star.
"It's possible. Everything is possible," the 31-year-old told Hot 97. "I don't have hate towards him, and I don't believe he has hate towards me. When I was in that situation, I seen in the media, he said, 'Free Meek Mill.' That's when I was at my down point, when I don't have anything going on with music."
Mill might not have a chance to make music with Drake and be included in the Grammy-winning rapper's new album. Scorpion, announced earlier this year, is set to come out in June 2018.
Not many details about the album are known, but the Toronto native has been teasing the album since April. Noah "40" Shebib and Oliver El-Khatib served as the executive producers of Scorpion.