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BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS 2021

The Weeknd dominated, while Drake shared a sweet moment with his son at this year’s awards.

The Weeknd

IG: @theweeknd

The Weeknd
IG: @theweeknd

At this point, the BBMA should be named The Weeknd Awards, because last night was one for the history books. Taking place last night in person was the Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles, and what a night it was. From the After Hours artist scoping up a groundbreaking 10 awards – including Top Male Artist – and Drake making a rare award show appearance with his adorable son Adonis, the show went down in history as one of the most iconic yet.

Keep on scrolling to see all of the best bits from the night.

Drake took home Artist of the Decade

Drake BBMA 2021
Drake BBMA 2021
IG: @theweeknd

Just for now, we’re going to put aside Drake’s long-awaited fulfillment on Certified Lover Boy, because his appearance at the BBMA was needed. Not one to show his face at award shows, the legendary rapper took to the stage at the Microsoft Theatre to collect his award for Artist of the Decade. But instead of taking the award for himself, the rapper handed the trophy to his son Adonis in a sweet exchange. Thanking his friends and family in a heartwarming speech, the Scorpion rapper didn’t mention any updates on his long-awaited new album, so it looks like we’re back to Twitter and IG stalking.

Taylor Swift took home Top Female Artist

Taylor Swift

IG: @taylorswift

Taylor Swift
IG: @taylorswift

After a notable Global Icon win at the BRITs, T-Swift took home the coveted Top Female Artist award last night, beating out the likes of Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion. Choosing to accept the award virtually, the star unfortunately didn’t grace the red carpet with an appearance.

The Weeknd teases “a new dawn is coming”

The Weeknd

IG: @theweeknd

The Weeknd
IG: @theweeknd

We’re not going to lie, are we even surprised that The Weeknd picked up 10 awards last night? Because it was rightly deserved. From Top 100 Song for mega-hit “Blinding Lights” to Top Artist, the After Hours singer dominated the show yesterday, cementing his place as one of the top BBMA winners in history. Taking to the stage at various points in the night, the singer looked back on his time during the After Hours era and went on to tease that a new dawn is coming and it won’t including the iconic red suit.

Pop Smoke posthumously won four awards

Pop Smoke

IG: @popsmoke

Pop Smoke
IG: @popsmoke

Having died before he could even release his chart-topping debut album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, last night was a special moment for Pop Smoke’s family, as the raper posthumously won four awards. Picking up Top Billboard 200 album, the room gave a thunderous round of applause for the late rapper, paying tribute to his contributions to the hip-hop community.

BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS 2021

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