Drake Wins Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album at 2017 Billboard Music Awards
Drake just scored two more wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night (May 21). This time, for Top Male Artist, coming out ahead of The Weeknd, Future, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes, and Top Billboard 200 Album for his VIEWS LP.
The rapper, who has skipped out on attending the BBMAs in years past, was sitting front row while actress Kate Beckinsale announced he won the award for Top Male Artist. Drake didn't waste any time hitting the stage to accept the golden mic trophy, sharing some memorable words during his speech.
"I want to dedicate this award to all the managers, to all the producers, all the engineers. I want to dedicate this award to the fans. I promise you, I promise you that any artist, we're nobody without the people that keep up with us, put up with us and stay up with us, " he said.
When it came time to get his award for Top Billboard 200 Album—he beat Beyonce's Lemonade, Rihanna's Anti, Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface and The Weeknd's Starboy—Drizzy dished out some compliments to ladies like host Vanessa Hudgens and Nicki Minaj (who opened the show with her own performance) and took a hilarious jab at his dad for the purple suit he was wearing. "My dad got on a purple suit with purple shoes. Boy, if you don't stop!" he shouted, kicking up his foot.
The Toronto native's Top Male Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album total 12 awards he's earned today. Before the awards ceremony began, Drake scored wins for Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Rap Tour, Top R&B Song, Top R&B Collaboration, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Song Sales Artist and Top Streaming Songs Artist.
If Drake earns another award he'll beat Adele's record for most Billboard Music Awards wins in a single night.
Take a look at Drake's BBMAs acceptance speeches below.
Watch Drake's Acceptance Speech for Top Male Artist
HE IS ON 🔥!
— BillboardMusicAwards (@BBMAs) May 22, 2017
Watch Drake's Acceptance Speech for Top Billboard 200 Album
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