Drake is Billboard’s Artist of the Decade.
After dominating the past 10 years, the 6 God will be honored with the Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, it was announced today.
Drake, who first appeared on the Billboard 200 in 2009, has nine No. 1 albums on the chart, the most of the decade of any artist. His chart achievements include the most top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100 (45) and overall entries (232), including six No. 1 singles. Additionally, he is the only solo male with more than 50 career weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100.
Record-breaking music superstar @Drake, who has dominated the past ten years, will receive the prestigious Artist of the Decade Award at this year's #BBMAs! Sunday, May 23 at 8ET/5PT on NBC. #DrakeDecade pic.twitter.com/uGpzfh4t7G
— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 11, 2021
In addition to being named Artist of the Decade, Drake is nominated in seven categories at this year’s show, including Top Artist. In 2019, he broke the record for most Billboard Music Awards (27) after taking home 12 awards in one night.
Billboard’s Artists of the Decade ranks the best-performing artists based on activity on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, as well as social media data and touring revenue from Billboard Boxscore during the decade.
Hosted by Nick Jonas, the BBMAs will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC. Previously announced performers include The Weeknd and P!NK, who will receive the ICON Award.