Drake Becomes Biggest Single Year Winner Ever At Billboard Music Awards 2017, Passing Adele
At tonight's Billboard Music Awards 2017 (May 21), Drake became the biggest single year winner ever. The More Life hitmaker feted a whopping 13 wins total, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, and many more.
The emcee surpassed Adele, whose 2012 triumph earned her 12 titles on the strength of her mammoth 21 album, which saw her take home Artist of the Year, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Song for hit "Rolling In The Deep," and Top Billboard 200 Album.
"I got my whole family up here, look at my dad looking all sharp! I got the man responsible for being here, the love of my life," a triumphant Drake told the crowd while accepting the Top Artist trophy. "Hold tight Adele!"
Fitting for the historic occasion, the emcee earlier in the night took to Las Vegas' Bellagio Fountains for a groundbreaking performance of album cut "Gyalchester" paired with pyrotechnics and cinematic Sin City visuals -- the perfect victory lap for his big night.