The List: Drake smashes Adele's record at the Billboard Music Awards

Drake had the night of his life at the Billboard Music Awards.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Drake took home 13 Billboard Music Awards and gave us a must-see acceptance speech and performance.

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards saw the Canadian rapper win a staggering amount of accolades, including Top Billboard Artist and Top Billboard Album for Views. Given that Adele's 12 wins in 2012 seemed like an immeasurable feat to overcome, from here on out we decree that anything in groups of 13 now be referred to as a "Drake's Dozen."

But Drake didn't just spend his Sunday winning statues. He performed "Glyachester" in the middle of the famous Bellagio fountain, and set social media on fire with an acceptance speech that saw him squash beef with Ludacris and hit on Vanessa Hudgens.

There was plenty of hip-hop to be had elsewhere on the Billboard Awards as well. Nicki Minaj opened the show with an elaborate medley performance and Diddy paid tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G. on what would have been Biggie's 45th birthday.

- Young M.A rolls up on critics with her new video for "Self M.Ade."

- Lil Yachty sails back into our lives with his agreeable new track "Yea."

- Snoop Dogg is preparing to bless us with a Gospel album. We're serious.

- RJ paints Los Angeles red with his new DJ Mustard-produced video "Brackin."

Like reading the List? You can hear it too. Listen to Go 95.3 every weekday at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Next Up

ambulance

State Patrol investigating fatal crash near Duluth

The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

eden prairie police squad car

Carjacking reported outside shopping center in Eden Prairie

One of the suspects reportedly displayed a weapon.

court gavel

8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.

vaping

Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

Hardy Wills-Traxler

Charges: Man stabbed his father, set his home on fire

The 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.

Impound lot

Crowded impound lot raises COVID concerns after Minneapolis snow emergency

A vehicle owner complains about the tightly-packed impound lot following the weekend's snow.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, Jan. 27

The latest update from the state health department.

charley's

Charges: Bar owner, employee served underage drinkers during shutdown

The bar hosted 20-30 people on Dec. 4, 2020, charges say.

police lights

Driver wearing bulletproof vest strikes pedestrian in Rochester

The 21-year-old claimed the vest keeps him warm, according to police.

Related

Watch: Drake takes care of hosting the NBA Awards

Drake brought his comedic chops to the NBA's inaugural awards.

American Music Awards show this is Nicki Minaj and Drake's America

Drake was the big winner, but with two Nicki Minaj performances, it feels like we're all winners.

The world reacts to Drake's More Life

Drake's latest is one of the biggest hip-hop stories of this year.

Watch: Sampha's amazing reworking of Drake's 'Controlla'

You've never heard a Drake song quite like this.

The List: Wiz Khalifa's got a twist on Drake's 'Passionfruit'

When you're remixing like Wiz Khalifa, every day is 4/20!

The List: Travis Scott gives us record breaking 'Goosebumps'

Travis Scott performed 'Goosebumps' 14 times in a row. We're serious.

The List: Future teases 'Mask Off' in new trailer

Here's a 20-second trailer to his 'Mask Off' music video.

The List: 2 Chainz and Ty Dolla $ign bring a choir "Vibe" to Kimmel

2 Chainz celebrated the release of Pretty Girls Like Trap Music with a full choir.