Drake hauls in Bill­board Awards, wins top artist

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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.”

CHRIS PIZZELLO Chris Pizzello/In­vi­sion/AP

Drake ac­cepts the award for top artist at the Bill­board Mu­sic Awards on Wed­nes­day in Las Ve­gas.

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