Drake Honoured As Artist Of The Decade At Billboard Music Awards 2021
Drake was honoured with the Artist of the Decade accolade at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night (May 23). After his friends and family presented the award, Drake walked on stage with his son Adonis.
He gave a speech where he talked about how his lack of confidence in his music, how he always wondered how he can make music better, pushed him to keep making stuff.
I’m really self-conscious about my music, and even if I do a good job, I always wonder how I could have done it better. I rarely ever celebrate anything. And just for anyone watching this wondering how this happened, that’s really the answer, it is being so unsure how you’re getting it done that you just kinda keep going in the hopes of figuring out the formula. I know I’ve spent an incalculable amount of hours trying to analyze all the things that I’ve did wrong, but tonight for once, I’m sure as hell we did something right.
Drake’s long-teased studio album Certified Lover Boy has yet to materialize, but he’s kept plenty busy since announcing the project last fall.
In March, he dropped the Scary Hours 2 EP, the sequel to 2018’s Scary Hours EP. The newer project features appearances from Rick Ross and Lil Baby.
Last week, Drake joined Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne for a new track called “Seeing Green,” which was released on Minaj’s streaming debut of her 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty.
Drake’s dominance began in 2010 with his debut album Thank Me Later. On the Hot 100 side, he banked six No. 1s during that span and shattered a number of chart records, including the most Hot 100 top 10s (45, to-date) and overall entries (232). Drake’s supremacy earned him the crown on Billboard’s Top Artists of the 2010s chart.
In March, Drake became the first artist to enter the Hot 100 chart at Nos. 1, 2, and 3 simultaneously, with “What’s Next” leading the pack. “Wants and Needs” debuted at No. 2, while his Rick Ross-assisted track “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” landed at No. 3.