Drake has been a record-breaking artist ever since he made his way onto the music charts. The 2019 Billboard Music Awards recently took place in Las Vegas and Drake scored so big that he broke the record for the most wins at the award ceremony. Drake now officially has 27 Billboard music awards which is higher than the record previously set by Taylor Swift who has 23 total awards. Upon winning his 27th Billboard music award, Drake tilted his head towards the sky and stated the following: “I just want to thank my mom for her relentless effort in my life.”
Billboards 2019 Takeover
Drake, one of music’s most decorated artists, has broken many records and racked up several awards, throughout his career, winning an impressive 12 Billboard awards this year alone. At this year’s awards the celebrated music mastermind won awards for the following categories: Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Billboard 20 Album for his 2018 album Scorpion, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Songs Sales Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Album, and Top Streaming Song. During his acceptance speech, Drake stated, “I want to thank my mom for all the times you drove me to piano when I didn’t want to take 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 a ride. So, thank you, I appreciate it.”
Numbers Don’t Lie
Since breaking onto the music scene with his first mixtape in 2007 and signing to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment in 2009, Drake has been a mainstay at the top of the game and holds a ridiculously impressive amount of Billboard chart records. He has charted a mind-blowing 186 songs on the Billboard 100 – the most by any artist in history. He has charted 27 songs simultaneously on the Hot 100 in a single week which is also the most in history. He also tops any artist with the most time on the Hot 100 at 431 weeks and has the most Hot 100 debuts in a week with 22. He also has the most number one singles on the Rhythmic, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, and Hot Rap Songs charts.
Drake is amidst the world’s best-selling music artists having sold more than 20 million albums and 100 million singles globally. The Recording Industry Association of America has ranked him as the world’s highest-certified digital singles artist. In addition to his Billboard charts domination, the hip-hop superstar has also won 4 Grammy’s.
His ability to connect with the audience is something that transcends his talent and is a large reason why Drake has reached an incredible level of success in his career. After just wrapping up his international “Assassination Vacation” tour, Drake is quietly sitting back waiting to announce his next move. We can’t wait to see what he does next.