Drake has always made music that can appeal to a wide variety of audiences. This far-reaching clout and influence of his have made him an icon in hip-hop. Despite being that big of an artist, Drake has won his first Grammy in four years.
The Toronto rap star walked away with an award from the Grammys last Sunday night. Drake won the best melodic rap performance for his guest appearance on Future’s No.1 hit, “Wait for U.” He won this award despite the fact that he didn’t submit any of his songs for consideration.
Drake walked into Sunday’s show with four nominations. Drake was a double nominee for “Wait for U” and for co-writing “Churchill Downs” by Jack Harlow. However, Kendrick Lamar beat Harlow’s track with his “The Heart Part 5.” Drake was also nominated for album of the year since he co-wrote “Heated” on Beyoncé’s Renaissance.
The I Never Liked You song, triple platinum certified, arrived at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It won the title by defeating other number-one singles on the charts. It stopped King Kendrick from winning every rap category in a straight line.
This win comes after a drought in his Grammy-winning streak before the pandemic. The Toronto native’s last Grammys win came in 2019 when “God’s Plan” took home Best Rap Song. Drake has now won five Grammys in his career making him one of the most celebrated hip-hop artists.
Drake’s solo material was noticeably absent from the 2023 Grammys nominations. This can be due to the plethora of great singles coming out last year. However, nothing can take away from the fact that Drizzy won a Grammy without even intending to do so.
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