fbpx
Home Entertainment Music Billboard honours Drake with 'Artist of the Decade' award

Billboard honours Drake with ‘Artist of the Decade’ award

Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter Drake has been honoured with the ‘Artist of the Decade’ award by Billboard, and he will get his prize during the Billboard Music Awards on 23 May 2021.

Billboard announced it on Tuesday, coinciding with Drake’s dinner with ‘very special guest’ Ronald Isley.

Ronald Isley is Drake’s idol and a founding member of The Isley Brothers. Drake wouldn’t have planned a better day than Tuesday.

Drake wrote via his IG story saying,

Drake’s emphatic dominance of the charts in the 2010s has given him the edge over others, and he has been named for the ultimate prize.

Also read: From TikTok to Billboard: 10 songs that went viral and made it to the official charts

The multi-award-winning rapper’s discography is somewhat influenced by Isley.

On Drake’s 2009 debut EP So Far Gone, he and Lil Wayne rapped over Jay-Z’s “Ignorant Sh–” instrumental which was a sample of the Isley Brothers 1983 track “Between the Sheets.

He’s also tweaked the famous 1994 Aaliyah’s Isley Brothers cover “(At Your Best) You Are Love” to suit his collaboration with Jeezy on the 2010 album “Thank Me Later”.

Drake currently holds the crown for most Billboard Music Awards (BBMA) with 27, winning 12 prizes in 2019. He will receive the Artist of the Decade Award as a result.

At this year’s show, Drake made it to the final cut in seven categories, including the top artist award. The event will air on Sunday, 23 May.

Bosun
A Content Creator with an impressive knowledge of Sports and Music. A Good Listener keen on pushing traffic to good music and having good conversations around Sports.

3 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Karen Fukuhara biography: Kimiko The Boys actress body, age and height

Karen Fukuhara is an American actress of Japanese descent, born and raised in Los Angeles, who made a name for herself in Hollywood following...

Most popular song lyrics of 2020 according to Google search volume

"WAP", "GOOBA", "Savage Love", "Dynamite" and others make up the list of most popular song lyrics searched on Google in 2020, see complete compilation. As...

Twitch streamer Mizkif Biography: real name, family, girlfriend, career and net worth

Do you know that popular American online Twitch streamer, Mizkif, who was born on 16 February 1995 as Matthew Rinaudo is also one of...

Lorraine Bracco biography: What happened to star of “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas”?

Lorraine Bracco is an American actress whose standout features are her husky voice and her Brooklyn accent since she was born in New York....

Jonathan Taylor Thomas now, Home Improvement, Lion King and Pinocchio star today

Born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on 8 September 1981, Jonathan Taylor Thomas is an American actor and director known mostly for portraying Randy Taylor in...