While Drake‘s latest album, Views, wasn’t as well-received by hip-hop fans, there’s no denying the Toronto rapper continues to put hip-hop on the map during awards shows. For the record, I enjoyed most of Views, but I recognize it’s among his weaker works.
If you watched the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, hooray — you turned up to Celine Dion and Cher. If not, here’s a list of how hip-hop fared.
Top Artist: Drake
Top Male Artist: Drake
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake
Top Hot 100 Artist: Drake
(Are you noticing a trend here?)
Top Song Sales Artist: Drake
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Drake
Top Rap Artist: Drake
Top Rap Tour: Drake
Top Billboard 200 Album: Drake, Views
Top Rap Album: Drake, Views
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Drake ft. WizKid & Kyla, One Dance
Top Streaming Song (Video): Desiigner, Panda
Top R&B Song: Drake ft. WizKid & Kyla, One Dance
Top Rap Song: Desiigner, Panda
Top Rap Collaboration: Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane, Black Beatles
So, in total, Drake took home 13 awards, but, according to the Breakfast Club (because I wasn’t watching, I’ll admit), only three were accepted during the show.
So, maybe Drake will have this blaring throughout his speakers today: