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Drake has raked in a whopping 13 Awards in the just concluded Billboard Awards. The Hotline Bling singer has through this feat, beaten Adele’s record of 12 Awards in 2012 Billboard Awards.
According to reports, Drake got a total of 22 nominations. American DJ/Producers Group, The Chainsmokers also got 22 nominations like Drake. They however won only 4 of the awards. Beyonce also won 5 awards.
The list of 13 Billboard Awards Drake won are as follows.
- Top Artist Won
- Top Hot 100 Artist Won
- Top Male Artist Won
- Top Billboard 200 Artist Won
- Top Song Sales Artist Won
- Top Streaming Songs Artist Won
- Top Rap Artist Won
- Top Billboard 200 Album Won
- Top Rap Album Won
- Top Streaming Song (Audio) Won
- Top R&B Song Won
- Top R&B Collaboration Won
- Top Rap Tour Won
It is also reported that Drake went to the award with his family members and friends. Very conspicuous at the events was his father who sported a 3 piece suit, a hat and a bow tie. Altogether, over 24 people joined him up the stage as he went for his award, including Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
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While celebrating his awards on Instagram, Drake paid homage to his old friend, Baka who was also with him at the awards.
13 years inside…13 awards on the night we share a stage together…proud of your evolution my brother @bakanotnice
Baka, whose real name is Travis Savoury, was once arrested for human trafficking. Drake had then gone on Instagram to celebrate him.
The Top Artist Award which is the highlight of the awards was presented to Drake by the late Michael Jackson’s eldest son, Prince Jackson. Also nominated for the awards are Adele, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and others.
Nigerian singer, Wizkid won 3 of the 7 nominations he got for the awards.