In the event you’re learning this, he obtained. Drake grew to grow to be the third ever winner of the Artist of the Decade Award on the 2021 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, Could 23, in the midst of the L.A. broadcast from the Microsoft Theater.
The Toronto native, 34, was honored for his Billboard chart dominance all by way of the 2010s, turning into a member of earlier winners Mariah Carey (the Nineteen Nineties) and Eminem (the 2000s).
“I’m actually dangerous at taking compliments,” he began after a prerecorded video detailing his accomplishments aired. “I’ll take that one, although.”
He continued by discussing his perfectionism, saying that he “not often” celebrates one thing because of he worries how he “may have performed it higher.”
He went on to thank his colleagues and his family, along with Adonis, who had started to get just a bit antsy.
“I wish to dedicate this award to my buddies, I wish to dedicate this award to my longtime collaborators, I wish to dedicate this award to all my friends,” Drake talked about. “Your whole selections and the music you make actually does have me tossing and turning at night time attempting to determine what I ought to do subsequent.”
He closed his speech by hugging Adonis, together with, “I wish to dedicate this award to you.”
The prolific rapper has launched 5 albums and 4 mixtapes since 2010. His 2011 album, Take Care, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. In 2018, his double album, Scorpion, grew to grow to be the first album to be streamed larger than 1 billion events all through its launch week. It was moreover licensed platinum the day it was launched, and all 25 of its tracks charted on the Billboard Scorching 100.
The “Passionfruit” singer first found he would receive the Artist of the Decade Award earlier this month and reacted to the data by the use of Instagram.
“In the present day was a kind of days it doesn’t really feel actual,” he wrote on Could 12. “Waking as much as artist of the last decade then having dinner with my idol @ronaldisley and listening to the tales behind each track that formed my love for emotional music and created my formulation for lots of my writing … excessive on life proper now my g’z.”
Previous to the 2021 ceremony, Drake moreover held the file for a lot of BBMA wins, with 27, having taken home 12 awards in 2019 alone.
Along with Artist of the Decade Award, the Degrassi alum was up for seven prizes on the 2021 BBMAs, along with High Artist, High Male Artist, High Billboard 200 Artist, High Scorching 100 Artist, High Streaming Songs Artist and High Rap Artist. “Life Is Good,” a collaboration with Future, was moreover up for High Streaming Tune.
Drake followers are eagerly awaiting his subsequent album, Licensed Lover Boy, tentatively due out sometime in 2021. Earlier this 12 months, he launched a teaser EP often known as Scary Hours 2, which featured customer appearances from Lil Child and Rick Ross. The EP’s three tracks — “What’s Subsequent,” “Needs and Wants” and “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” — debuted at Nos. 1, 2 and three on the Billboard Scorching 100, receptively, making him the first artist in historic previous to have three songs debut inside the chart’s excessive three positions.