Drake becomes the top recipient in the Billboard Music Awards.!
Drake has become the top recipient in the billboard Music Awards history surpassing Singer Taylor Swift. The ceremony took place on Wednesday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena here with singer Kelly Clarkson as the host. Apparently he won 12 awards, bringing his career total to 27, whereas Swift has won 23 Billboard Music Awards.
It seems the rapper had clearly watched the most recent episode of “Game of Thrones” as while accepting the award for the Top Billboard 200 Album for “Scorpion”, he gave a shout-out to the show’s character Arya Stark, “Shout-out to Arya Stark for putting in that work last week,” Drake said onstage after winning his first award of the evening.
He looked up to the ceiling as he held the trophy, then said: “I just want to thank my mom for her relentless effort in my life. “I want to thank my mom for all the times you drove me to 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,”
Ariana Grande took top female artist for the first time. She also won the fan-voted Billboard chart achievement award. Cardi B took home six, while Maroon 5 scored four, and Ella Mai, Ozuna, Luke Combs and Lauren Daigle nabbed three, other performers included Paula Abdul, Jonas Brothers, Halsey, Madonna, Khalid, and 2019 ICON Award recipient Mariah Carey, among others.
— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 2, 2019