Drake Makes New Record At Billboard Music Awards

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Drake has officially surpassed Adele’s 2017 record at the Billboard Music Awards, picking up a total of 13 awards.

The artist was presented the award for top artist by Prince Jackson, Michael Jackson’s eldest son. Drake was nominated alongside influential artists like Beyonce, Adele, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd and The Chainsmokers for the award. Out of all nominees, it appeared that only The Chainsmokers and Drake attended the event.

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Adele first set the incredible record at the Billboard Awards back in 2012 with an incredibly deserved 12 wins. The rapper, Drake, who walked into the show Sunday with 22 nominations, won top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album, alongside many more, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“I got my whole family up here,” said Drake, who stood on stage with nearly two dozen friends and family, including his father, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.

During Drake’s acceptance speech, the artist also turned to the previous record holder, Adele, and said “I wanna say hold tight, Adele. Cause when a new ting drops, yeah you’ll fall back to get the record back.”

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He also shared some hilarious words of wisdom he had once received from a friend, saying “Someone once told me that life is like toilet paper. You’re either on a roll or you’re taking sh*t from an a**hole.” as he held his Billboard Award high in the air proudly.

While departing the stage, Drake also made a point of taking a shot of Virginia Black whiskey with his team, who followed by holding their bottles up.

View a full list of winners and watch Drake’s full acceptance speech below:

 

Top Artist:
Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
WINNER: Drake
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist
WINNER: Beyoncé
Adele
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Sia

Top Male Artist
Justin Bieber
WINNER: Drake
Future
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Desiigner
Lil Uzi Vert
Lukas Graham
WINNER: Zayn

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Luke Bryan
The Chainsmokers
Nicki Minaj
The Weeknd
WINNER: Twenty One Pilots

Top Duo/Group:
WINNER: The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Florida Georgia Line
Guns N’ Roses
Twenty One Pilots

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
WINNER: Drake
Beyoncé
Prince
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:
WINNER: Drake
The Chainsmokers
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:
WINNER: Drake
The Chainsmokers
Prince
Justin Timberlake
Twenty One Pilots

Top Radio Songs Artist:
WINNER: Twenty One Pilots
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
WINNER: Drake
The Chainsmokers
Desiigner
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
WINNER: BTS
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
WINNER: Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top R&B Artist:
WINNER: Beyoncé
Bruno Mars
Frank Ocean
Rihanna
The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour:
WINNER: Beyoncé
Lionel Richie
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist:
WINNER: Drake
J. Cole
Desiigner
Future
Rae Sremmurd

Top Rap Tour:
WINNER: Drake
Future
Kanye West