Drake hauls in Billboard Awards, wins top artist
Mother’s Day is in a couple weeks, but rap star Drake gave his mom an early gift with a heartfelt speech when he won the night’s top honor at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
Drake picked up top artist – besting Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Post Malone and Travis Scott – in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. He looked up to the ceiling as he held the trophy, then saying: “I just want to thank my mom for her relentless effort in my life.”
Drake, who walked into MGM Grand Garden Arena with 17 nominations, also won top male artist and Billboard 200 album for “Scorpion.”
Drake accepts the award for top artist at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday in Las Vegas.