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Drake Will Receive Artist of the Decade Award at 2021 Billboard Music Awards

Drake Will Receive Artist of the Decade Award at 2021 Billboard Music Awards
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Started from the bottom, now he’s here…

Drake will receive a huge accolade at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, as the 34-year-old rapper will be awarded Artist of the Decade.

According to the press release, Billboard's Artist of the Decade award is based upon the “activity on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums tally, as well as social media data and touring revenue from Billboard Boxscore, from Dec. 5, 2009, through Sept. 28, 2019."

In that time, Drake has landed nine No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, and 33 top 10 songs, and six No. 1 songs on the Hot 100, the most of any artist in that decade. He also has the most No. 1 and top 10 songs on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

In addition, he is also the most decorated artist in the show’s history, collecting 27 awards, including 12 in 2019 and in 2021, he became the first artist to debut three songs in the top three of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, with "What's Next," "Wants and Needs" and "Lemon Pepper Freestyle."

The BBMAs, which will also honor Pink with the Icon Award, will be hosted by Nick Jonas. It will air live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Sunday, May 23, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.


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