Billboard Awards: Drake matched Adele’s record for most wins in a single night at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. The Canadian rapper tied with the British singer’s 12 accolades when he was handed the award for top Billboard 200 album for Views. Drake was also handed best male artist at the Las Vegas ceremony, which is regarded as one of the biggest nights for commercial artists in the US.
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Collecting the award, Drake said: “We are all here on earth for a limited amount of time and we have got to show love while we are here.”
He told Nicki Minaj he loves her and is glad they “found their way back” after a fractious relationship and said he has “a lot of love” for host Ludacris despite the pair not always seeing “eye to eye”.
“I want to say, Lil’ Wayne, if it wasn’t for the risks you took, none of us would be here tonight ,” Drake, 30, added.
Ludacris responded by saying he hopes Drake can surpass Adele.
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Noah Cyrus told the T-Mobile Arena that her older sister Miley is the “happiest she’s ever been” as she introduced her performance of new single Malibu, which sees the star remould herself as a wholesome country singer. Drake and US duo The Chainsmokers lead the way for nominations for the night, being up for 22 prizes.
The pair will go head to head for the top prize of best artist after Adele scooped the top plaudits over Beyonce at the Grammys in February. The winners are decided by song sales over the past year, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social media interactions as tracked by Billboard.
News Source: telegraph