Drake Wins Big

Drake the big winner of the night

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The 2017 Billboard Awards happened on Sunday, May 21 and Drake was the big winner with 13 awards, beating Adele’s previous record of 12.

While accepting his award for Top Artist, Drake took to the stage with his whole family, nearly 24 people, which included his dad, Lil’ Wayne and Nicki Minaj.

He went on to thank Lil’ Wayne for being “the man that’s responsible for me being up here”, saying that Nicki Minaj was “the love of his life”, and directly telling Adele, the previous record holder, to “Hold tight Adele, because when a new album drops, you’ll fall back to get the record back”.

In addition to winning Top Artist, Drake also won Top Male Artist, Top 100 and 200 Artist, and Top Rap Artist.

To see the full list of winners, click here.

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Rowena Nagy is a graduate of The University of Tasmania and has over three years of experience as a writer and journalist and brings that knowledge and skill to all tasks she approaches. She has also worked in radio, co-hosting and co-producing a news and current affairs program during her Bachelor of Arts Degree and received a second-class lower division score for her Honours thesis on celebrity, media, and privacy. Rowena aims to gain experience in all areas of media and has high career aspirations.