Drake has a huge night as he made history at the Billboard Music Awards winning 12 of the 17 awards he was nominated for, including Top Male Artist and Billboard 200 Album for “Scorpion”.
The Canadian rapper now holds the record for most wins in BBMA history, with a total of 27 which was formally held by Taylor Swift with 23.
When accepting one of his awards, he gave a heartfelt speech to his mother saying, “I just want to thank my mom for her relentless effort in my life.”
“I want to thank my mom for all the times you drove me to piano. All the times you drove me to basketball and hockey, that clearly didn’t work out. All the times you drove me to ‘Degrassi.’ No matter how long it took me to figure out what I wanted to do, you were always there to give me a ride, and now we’re on one hell of ride.”
Cardi B followed Drake for most wins of the night, including Top Rap Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration and Top Rap Song. Her “Girls Like You” collaborators, Maroon 5, took home four awards including Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, and Top Collaboration.
It was an eventful night and the show was a family affair as Ciara‘s husband, NFL player Russell Wilson, and young son danced along while she worked the stage, and Nick and Joe Jonas gave kisses to Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner of “Game of Thrones” fame when they sang in the audience before hitting the stage.
Mariah Carey‘s twins cheered her on as she sang a medley of her hits and accepted the Icon award. She was in diva form before taking the award from Jennifer Hudson, throwing her napkin on the floor after dabbing her face with it.
Check out the list of winners in the top categories at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards:
— Top Hot 100 song: “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
— Top Billboard 200 album: Drake, “Scorpion”
— Top artist: Drake
— Top new artist: Juice WRLD
— Top female artist: Ariana Grande
— Top male artist: Drake
— Top streaming songs artist: Drake
— Top song sales artist: Drake
— Top radio songs artist: Drake
— Top duo/group: BTS
— Top R&B artist: Ella Mai
— Top rap artist: Drake
— Top country artist: Luke Combs
— Top rock artist: Imagine Dragons
— Top Latin artist: Ozuna
— Top dance/electronic artist: The Chainsmokers
— Top Christian artist: Lauren Daigle
— Top gospel artist: Tasha Cobbs Leonard
— Top social artist: BTS
— Top touring artist: Ed Sheeran
— Chart achievement award: Ariana Grande
— Icon award: Mariah Carey
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