Drake added another accolade to his vast collection at the 2019 BET Awards.
The Toronto star won Best Collaboration for his work on “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott, beating out 21 Savage and J. Cole’s “A Lot,” Cardi B and Bruno Mars on “Please Me,” Cardi B, J Balvin and Bad Bunny’s “I Like It,”, H.E.R and Bryson Tiller’s “Could’ve Been,” and the Offset-assisted “Taste” by Tyga.
Drake was nominated five times in total, including twice in the Viewers’ Choice Award category which was won by Elle Mai for “Trip.” It’s the fourth consecutive year that a solo female artist has won that award. Drake was also nominated for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist—won by the late Nipsey Hussle—and his “Nice for What” visual lost to Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” in the Video of the Year category. “This Is America” also won a Grammy for Best Video earlier in the year.
While Drake might be disappointed having only won in one category, the win pushed him closer to a BET Awards record currently held by Chris Brown.
Drake has 14 BET Awards in total and is one away from tying Chris Brown for most wins all-time by a male solo artist. Brown has 15 BET Awards to date and was not nominated at this year’s show. Coincidentally, the last time Brown won a BET Award was in 2015 when he topped three different categories, including the Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award for the Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Lil Wayne-assisted “Only.”
In other Canadian music/BET Awards related news, singer-songwriter Daniel Caeser joined H.E.R. on stage with a guitar for the pair’s duet, “Best Part.”
Cardi B and Nipsey Hussle were the biggest winners of the evening with both getting two awards. Cardi B won Album of the Year for her debut, Invasion of Privacy, and was also named Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.. Along with winning Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Nip was honoured with a special humanitarian award.
Lil Nas X was not nominated this year, but he was on hand with Billy Ray Cyrus to the perform his “Old Town Road” remix. Lil Nas X released his new EP, 7, this past Friday.
You can find the full list of winners on the BET website.
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