Drake Wins “Artist Of The Decade” At Billboard Music Awards
The 34-year-old Canadian rapper will be honored with the Artist of the Decade Award at the ceremony, which will be televised live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23.
Drake, who has 27 Billboard Music Awards, is winning the award after being named the best-performing artist of the last ten years, based on activity on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums tally, as well as social media data and touring revenue from Billboard Boxscore, from December 5, 2009, to September 28, 2019.
He is the first solo male to have spent more than 50 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in his career, and he has nine No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, the most of any artist in the decade.
In addition, the Canadian rapper is nominated for seven awards in traditional categories (Top Radio Song; Top Male Artist; Top Billboard 200 Artist; Top Hot 100 Artist; Top Streaming Songs Artist; Top Rap Artist; Top Streaming Song).
Pink will win the prestigious Icon Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented by Nick Jonas.
Mariah Carey, who received the award in 1999, was the previous artist of the decade recipient.