Canadian rapper Drake is an 2016 American Music Awards winner.
Actress Nina Dobrev and Dancing With the Stars judge Julianne Hough presented the “One Dance” rapper with the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album at the 2016 AMA Sunday.
When Drake appeared onstage to collect his award, the cheers were deafening.
“Thank you very much. Me and Nina were on Degrassi together, by the way. Congratulations on all your success,” he said. “I want to thank everybody that helped me make this album, especially 40, [Noel Cadastre], all the producers on the album. I want to thank the city of Toronto,” the rapper said. “And of course, I want to thank the fans. And my parents, my dad is here tonight.”
After Views was released in late April, the album shot to No. 1 and remained on the Billboard 200 chart for 13 non-consecutive weeks. “One Dance (feat. Wizkid, Kyla and Nineteen85) is also his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single as a lead artist, spending 10 weeks in the top spot.
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