BurnaBoy And The All Time Best of The Billboard Music Awards
The 2023 Billboard Music Awards came to wrap, with winners in the likes of Burnaboy, Taylor Swift and Drake emerging as the big winners, both securing a career total of 39 awards.
Taylor Swift, claiming 10 awards this year, now holds the record for her best showing at the BBMAs, while Drake, with five awards, added to his impressive track record, while Afrobeat sensation Burnaboy earns top afrobeat artist at the BBMAs’
Adding a touch of Burnaboy to the mix, the Afro-fusion sensation also received a special recognition award at the BBMAs as the best afrobeat seems to have produced in the year 2023.
While not matching Swift and Drake’s numbers, Burnaboy’s unique contribution to the music industry was celebrated on this grand stage, in his words, he said “I dedicate this for Africa, and this is just a tip of what is yet to come”
— billboard (@billboard) November 19, 2023
Swift clinched the top artist award for the third time, previously winning in 2013 and 2015, tying with Drake for the most wins in this category.
Meanwhile, Drake acknowledged Swift’s chart potency in the lyrics of his latest song, “Red Button,” calling her the only one who earned his admiration.
The dynamic duo, chart rivals since their debut in the 2000s, boasts impressive stats on the Billboard charts. Both have 13 No. 1 albums and 16 top 10 albums on the Billboard 200.
However, Swift leads with 65 weeks at No. 1, compared to Drake’s 35 weeks. On the Billboard Hot 100, Drake takes the lead with 13 No. 1 hits and 76 top 10 hits, overshadowing Swift’s 11 No. 1 hits and 49 top 10 hits.
As we eagerly await next year’s BBMAs, it’s a tight race between Swift and Drake, with no other artist likely to overtake them anytime soon.
The music industry’s attention is captivated by these chart titans, and Burnaboy’s recognition adds a global flavor to the celebration of musical excellence.
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