Drake has once again cleaned up at another star-studded awards show, taking home trophies for Hip-Hop Artist of the Year and Hip-Hop Song of the Year at the 2017 iHeartRadio Awards.
Toronto’s favorite son managed to beat out J. Cole, DJ Khaled, Future and Desiigner on his way to winning Hip-Hop Artist of the Year at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. His Views cut “One Dance”–which features Wizkid and Kyla–won him the trophy for Hip-Hop Song of the Year, topping Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All the Way Up,” his own track “Controlla,” Desiigner’s “Panda” and DJ Khaled’s “For Free,” which also features himself. Now that’s what you call dominance.
Drake receiving these awards after such a successful 2016 only speaks to his music world ubiquity. In 2016, Drizzy’s tracks “One Dance,” “Too Good” and “Childs Play” helped earn him 4.7 billion streams on Spotify, making him the most streamed artist of the year. A few weeks ago, Drizzy won trophies for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Hotline Bling” at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Big Sean and Chance The Rapper also won big at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Big Sean proved to be one of the night’s more entertaining performers, taking the stage for live renditions of his I Decided. singles, “Bounce Back” and “Moves.” Chano continued his string of incredible success by taking home the trophy for Best New Hip-Hop Artist.
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