Olympic Legend Usain Bolt Admits Talking to Drake Over a Future Collaboration

Published 09/11/2021, 9:23 AM EDT


Olympic legend Usain Bolt might have retired from the track, but he keeps on trying new things. Bolt recently released his record-breaking music album, ‘Country Yutes’. The album is already at the soaring on the iTunes charts, and now the Olympic legend is eyeing the prestigious Grammy award.

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Usain Bolt has stepped into the music industry following the footsteps of legendary Bob Marley, his favorite artist. Notably, Bolt’s album had surpassed Bob Marley’s album to become the number one on iTunes Reggae charts.

“He’s really cool”- Usain Bolt on his conversation with Drake

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The sprinter stepping into the music industry is not surprising news. Music has always been an important part of eight-time Olympic gold medalist Bolt’s life. For his new album, ‘Country Yutes’ he collaborated with his friend and manager Nugent ‘NJ’ Walker.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 07: Usain Bolt attends Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 07, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)

After a successful album, Bolt will definitely look forward to collaborating with celebrity music artists. Bolt doesn’t aim to be a singer, but rather a producer, as he enjoys music.

In conversation with Grammy.com, Bolt revealed he had talked to Drake. Celebrity artist Drake is a well-known name in the industry. Bolt said, “I’ve had that discussion with Drake, he’s really cool. We talked about life in general and how tough music is, especially about the tours he was doing. That was something”

Drake gave a shout-out to Sha’Carri Richardson in his new album

Recently, in his album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’, Drake gave American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson a shout-out saying, “And I’m like Sha’Carri, smoke ‘em on and off the track.” Richardson was also featured in the teaser of Kanye West’s new album ‘Donda’.

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The world of music and sports is inter-linked. Many Olympians have entered the music industry after their sports career, however, not all have been successful. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney won the silver medal back in London Olympics 2012, in 2016, she entered the music industry.

Remarkably, Olympic gold medalist boxer Oscar De La Hoya’s album “The Golden Boy” was nominated for the Grammy in 2001. Tennis legend John McEnroe also sang and played guitar in The Johnny Smyth Band.

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With the positive feedback, Usain Bolt’s new album has been getting, hopefully, we will see more albums in the future. Although he has not collaborated with anyone in the industry to date; the door is open for the future.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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