Drake To Receive Artist Of The Decade

Contributed by Scott Lipscomb

Whether you first heard Drake on his hit song “Hotline Bling”, or maybe you were asking KeKe if she loved you after the summer 2018 anthem “In My Feelings”, or running through the 6 with your woes in 2015 after “Know Yourself”, it’s safe to say Drake has been in control of the airways.


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First debuting on the Billboard in 2009 with hit song “Best I Ever Had”, Drake would go on to have one of the most dominant reigns on the Billboard Charts. The reign included a record breaking run which included the most Hot 100 top 10s, sitting at an absurd 45 entries and counting, as well the most overall entries at a massive 232. The self proclaimed “6 man” also ironically has 6 Hot 100 number 1s. Drake also holds the record for most BBMAs( Billboard Music Awards).

“Drake’s dominance during the 2010s wins him top honors in the overall top artist category, which ranks the best-performing artists based on activity on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums tally, as well as social media data and touring revenue from Billboard Boxscore, during the decade” wrote Billboard in a statement on their website

Drake catches the torch from the previous winners Eminem in the 2000s and Mariah Carey of the 90s.

Like his newest top song “What’s Next” we’ll have to wait and see what crazy record Drake breaks next.

“Billboard’s Top Artists of the 2010s:
1, Drake
2, Taylor Swift
3, Bruno Mars
4, Rihanna
5, Adele
6, Ed Sheeran
7, Justin Bieber
8, Katy Perry
9, Maroon 5
10, Post Malone” Via Billboard.com
NBC will broadcast live the Billboard Music Awards Sunday, May 23 starting at 8pm EST.