Drake won a total of four awards at the 2016 American Music Awards, which took place last Sunday (November 20th) in Los Angeles.
Out of 13 nominations, Drizzy took home awards in the categories: “Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop” for Views, “Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop”, “Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop” for “Hotline Bling“, and “Favorite Song – Soul/R&B” for Rihanna’s “Work“.
If you can recall, the 6 God also broke a record at this year’s AMAs by surpassing Michael Jackson’s 11 nomination record back in 1984!
Tyga‘s Careless World: Rise Of The Last King album, which was released last Tuesday (February 21st), has debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart selling around 61,000 copies. Obviously the album getting recalled from stores because of a sample-clearance issue was a big fuck-up for the first week numbers, but I’m sure the numbers will increase now that the album can be found in most stores across America.
Another problem for the numbers is that us Europe fans can’t buy the album in any store and it is only being released on March 12th via online sites, such as Amazon etc. Anyways if you haven’t already, go and cop T-Raw‘s Careless World album from your local store or iTunes today!
Drake recently spoke to The Source about his four Grammy nominations and what his dream performance at the Grammy’s would be, his upcoming Take Care album, going on a Europe tour with J. Cole, and Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album.
Receiving Four Grammy Nominations
“It’s funny, I was talking to Tez yesterday (Cortez Bryant), and he was like “you remember when I couldn’t get you tickets, then I got you tickets and it was on the 300 level, and Wayne was doing Swagger like us?” I was just hyped. I was on my feet the whole time. I was just excited to be there. It was that feeling just being there because that was the room that was in my dreams. I have this reoccurring dream that I am giving this speech and being able to make all these people in my life happy. And I looked around said this is the room, this is it. It’s a GRAMMY award, my dream is a GRAMMY award. So I’m just hyped in there standing up and I hit up Tez that night like, “you ever think we will get a GRAMMY?” Man, I’ll tell you, as much as I’m still as equally as honored to walk away without an award just knowing that the GRAMMY board even recognized my music period…the fact that I still have four opportunities to tell my mother how much of an incredible woman she is…thank not only the managers that have brought me to this point, and just the people in my past who think I have forgotten about them. The fact that I have four opportunities to do that this year is absolutely incredible.”
Young Money came home with four awards last night from the 2010 BET Awards. Drake won an award for “Best Male Hip Hop Artist“, Nicki won two awards for “Best Female Hip Hop Artist” and “Best New Artist“, and the whole of Young Mula got an award for the “Best Group“. You can see a video above of Nicki Minaj accepting her “Best Female Hip Hop Artist” award, and a video of Drizzy accepting his “Best Male Hip Hop Artist” award after the jump.
Congratulations to the best team in the game right now, you all deserved it!