Drake Wins Hip-Hop Artist and Hip-Hop Song of the Year at 2016 iHeart Radio Music Awards
— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) April 3, 2016
As the world collectively (and patiently) waits for Drake's Views From the 6, which is supposed to drop this month, it can be easy to forget that the 6 God not only released an album last year, but dominated charts with "Hotline Bling" and a number of feature appearances on hit songs. The 2016 iHeart Radio Music Awards certainly didn't forget Toronto's own, awarding Drake twice throughout Sunday night's (April 3) ceremony.
Just look at the Hip Hop Song of the Year category, which Drake won for "Hotline Bling," and it's easy to see the rapper's effortless ubiquity, even in what many might consider a gap year between major releases. Drake was nominated three times in the category, earning recognition for his contributions to Big Sean's "Blessings" and Nicki Minaj's "Truffle Butter." The other nominees in the category were Rich Homie Quan's “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” and Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen."
In addition to Hip Hop Song of the Year, Drizzy, who wasn't present at the show, presumably putting the finishing touches on Views, won for Hip Hop Artist of the Year, beating out Big Sean, Fetty Wap, Future and J. Cole. Drake thanked iHeart in the below Instagram post, his first on the photo sharing platform since he snapped an image of 2 Chainz wearing an OVO crewneck in the studio a day before.
Watch the above Twitter video announcing one of Drake's wins and stay on the lookout for hints of Views, as the rapper, who covers the most recent issue of SLAM, has been keeping details under wraps, save for a few billboards and captions suggesting it's on its way.
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