Drake To Be Honored As Artist Of The Decade At 2021 Billboard Music Awards
Let’s give it up for Drake, as he has been named artist of the decade!
Earlier today (Tuesday, May 11th), Billboard announced that Drake will receive the coveted Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. The awards will be held on May 23rd in Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre.
In its announcement, Billboard acknowledged Drake‘s musical accolades, including the fact that:
“Since his debut, [Drake] has obliterated numerous chart records, including the most Hot 100 top 10s (45, to-date) and overall entries (232).”
In addition to Drake being named as the top artist of the 2010s, Billboard also announced that Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, and Adele were worthy contenders for the title.
Artists’ discographies from 2010-2019 were considered in the decision, and these parameters were ultimately right up Drake’s alley! Drake released his debut album Thank Me Later in 2010, and numerous subsequent hit albums helped make Drake into the household name he is today. These albums include Take Care, Nothing Was The Same, Views, Scorpion, and Care Package. He also has an array of successful Mixtapes and EPs under his belt from this time period, including More Life.
In addition to receiving the Artist of the Decade Award, Drake is also a nominee in seven categories at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, including Top Artist of the Year. The event will be hosted by Nick Jonas, and it will air live on May 23rd at 8 p.m. (EST) on NBC.
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