Drake has become the biggest single year winner ever, at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards which held on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
The “Views” pop star bagged an outstanding 13 wins total, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, and many more.
The Toronto artist surpassed Adele, whose 2012 triumph earned her 12 titles on the strength of her mammoth “21” album, which saw her take home Artist of the Year, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Song for hit “Rolling In The Deep,” and Top Billboard 200 Album.
“I got my whole family up here, look at my dad looking all sharp! I got the man responsible for being here, the love of my life,” a triumphant Drake told the crowd while accepting the Top Artist trophy. “Hold tight Adele!”
Drake earlier in the night took to Las Vegas’ Bellagio Fountains for a groundbreaking performance of album cut “Gyalchester” paired with pyrotechnics and cinematic Sin City visuals — the perfect victory lap for his big night.
Nigerian popstar, Wizkid, also won 3 awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards which held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States on Sunday, 21 May 2017.
Wizkid’s hit collaboration with Drake & Kyla on One Dance last year earned him all the awards. Wizkid is the only Nigerian artiste to win this year.
The singer nominated for 7 awards, came out tops in the Top Streaming Song, Top R&B Song and Top R&B Collaboration, categories.