Drake was joined by a special guest at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards last night (May 23). While being honored as the Artist of the Decade, Drizzy brought out his 3-year-old son, Adonis. The toddler stood by holding onto his dad’s trophy as Drake delivered a heartfelt speech about celebrating his accomplishments.
“I’ve spent an incalculable amount of hours trying to analyze all the things I did wrong, but tonight for once I’m sure as hell we did something right,” Drake said. “I want to dedicate this award to my friends; I want to dedicate this award to my longtime collaborators.”
“I want to dedicate this award to all my peers,” he added. “All your decisions and the music you make really does have me tossing and turning at night trying to figure out what I should do next. Thank you to my beautiful family.”
Adonis, likely a little overwhelmed by the crowd of cheering fans and being a typical toddler, ended up in tears by the end of his dad’s speech, but the father-son appearance was still an adorable highlight of the music awards ceremony. Laughing, Drake picked up his crying son and said, “I want to dedicate this award to you!”
Drake, who is the most awarded artist in Billboard Music Awards history, also won the award for Streaming Songs Artist last night. According to a Billboard press release, the Artist of the Decade Award was determined by the “activity on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums tally, as well as social media data and touring revenue from Billboard Boxscore; from Dec. 5, 2009 through Sept. 28, 2019.”
The “What’s Next” rapper has had a total of 232 songs enter the Billboard Hot 100 throughout his illustrious career, which is the most entries in the chart’s history. Even more impressive, 45 of those songs made it to the chart’s Top 10.
See a snippet from Drake’s acceptance speech and Adonis’ appearance on Twitter below.