Meek Mill scored a major "W" this weekend, winning the Top Rap Album honor at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
Meek's well-received sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, arrived last June and shot straight to No. 1, giving the Philadelphia MC his highest selling LP and first chart-topper on the Billboard 200. A critically-acclaimed breakthrough, the album scored the top rap honor last night, beating out Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drake and Future's What a Time to Be Alive, Dr. Dre's Compton, and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly. All in all, the win gave Meek, and his legion of dream... chasers, the last laugh.
For those wondering how the decision process is based, Billboard defines their nominations based on the following: Key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music.
Simply put, these awards are based on album and singles sales and social media measurements that are all tracked by Billboard, Nielsen Entertainment, and the company Next Big Sound.