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Drake secures first Emmy nomination as he's added to contenders for 'Euphoria'

Drake poses for photographs on the red carpet during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Saturday, September 8, 2017. The Canadian rapper is making a career first as he belatedly joins the Emmy nominees. He's among the executive producers named for HBO's "Euphoria," which is up for outstanding drama series.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO — Drake is making personal history as a first-time nominee at this year's Emmy Awards.

The Toronto hitmaker joined the list of Emmy contenders in outstanding drama series for his role as an executive producer on HBO's "Euphoria."

His name was added in a wave of updates this week from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences that named all of the nominated producers in the series and specials Emmys categories.

Drake, who was born Aubrey Graham, has held a production credit on the TV series since its launch in 2019.

"Euphoria" follows the stories of a circle of rebellious Los Angeles high school students.

Other producer nominees newly added included Selena Gomez as an executive producer on "Only Murders in the Building" and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for "The Beatles: Get Back" in other categories.

The Emmys air Sept. 12 on CTV.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 5, 2022.

David Friend, The Canadian Press

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