Top Five Moments From OVO Fest 2019 Night One


This past weekend, Toronto was on tilt. Not only was the city celebrating Caribana 2019 in honor of their Caribbean residents, but Drake's OVO Fest also made its triumphant return Sunday night (Aug. 4) at the Budweiser Stage.

To kick things off, Drake enlisted members of this year's Millennium Tour, including B2K, Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, and Bobby V, to touch down in his hometown. With throwback R&B on the forefront this past Sunday, Billboard captured the night's top five moments. Check it out below. 

5. Spectacular Gives Crowd Steamy Performance

Pretty Ricky always enjoyed living on the wild side. Last night, the R&B quartet continued their naughty escapades, sprinkling their outing with sexual innuendos. During his solo set, Spectacular showed off his bedroom tricks, flipping a dancer upside down and later, dry humping her, to the delight of the venue's female attendees. Just when you thought he was done, he returned on stage with only a towel on, to rap his verse to 2006 single "On the Hotline."


Pretty Ricky!!! #ovofest #prettyricky #grindwithme

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4. No Chingy, No Problem

One interesting note from last night's festivities was Chingy's absence. Though the "Hoildae Inn" rapper was missing in action from the Millennium Tour lineup, the DJ made sure to keep the party intact, dipping through a bevy of party bangers, which ignited a lively dance-off among the crowd. First, fans began Swag Surfing, then they dished out the Stanky Leg, and to close things off, they snap danced to Dem Franchise Boyz "Lean Wit It, Rock With It." 

3. The Spirit of Lil Saint Lives On

If you were an avid B2K fan, chances are you have vivid memories of 2004's Omarion-starring dance competition film You Got Served. One of the sadder moments from the movie comes when the young dance crew member Lil Saint is shot and killed. In honor of the revered character, B2K's J Boog wore a jersey with his name embroidered on it during the group's performance of "Bump Bump Bump," with the now-grown boy band doing an excellent job in tapping into fans' adolescent days. 

2. Ying Yang Twins Set the Party Off

Though the bill mainly consisted of R&B acts, the Ying Yang Twins took honor in being the only rap act to arrive at OVO Fest Night one. The ATL tandem were fireballs, torching the stage with their high-octane energy. No hit was safe, as they stormed through "Salt Shaker" and Lil Jon's "Get Low." The reverberating effort had fans feverishly looking to shatter the venue's "windows" and "walls" with no regard to human safety. As Kaine powered through "Wait (The Whisper Song)," his bandmate, D-Roc, roamed through the crowd, high-fiving fans and dancing along with fans. He even kept flexing his moves well after their set, dancing to Blueface's "Thotina."


The #YingYangTwins Performing At #OVOFest In #Toronto

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1. Omarion Pays Homage to Drake

Though Drake didn't touch the stage, Omarion made sure to involve the 6 God in some capacity during B2K's headlining set. The talented multi-threat cradled listeners with a slivery rendition of "Bria's Interlude" sans Drizzy — and the So Far Gone standout had concertgoers entranced, as they clung onto to every note sung by Omarion. O's song choice was a pivotal moment, as nostalgia overwhlmed the Budweiser Stage, with the crowd belting along with the "Touch" singer from beginning to end. 


Omarion performing “Bria’s Interlude” at OVO Fest, DAY 1.

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