OREANDA-NEWS. Canadian rapper Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, has been named Music Artist of the Decade by Billboard. This was reported on the website of the journal.

Billboard noted that since his 2010 studio album Thank Me Later, all of Drake's records have been at the top of the Billboard 200. Individual compositions of the hip-hop artist have remained at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for about a year. Drake is the only solo artist. , who spent more than 50 weeks in the first place in the magazine's rating.

At the moment, the 34-year-old musician has 27 Billboard Music Awards - an absolute record for the award. His main rival in the music industry, rapper Kanye West, has won Billboard nominations only five times.

Among the top artists from 2010 to 2020 is American singer Taylor Swift, who holds the record for the most female awards - 23 wins at the Billboard Music Awards.

In January of this year, it was reported that Drake became the most popular artist on Spotify. He surpassed the 50 billion streaming service milestone. The Toronto-based hip-hop artist became the first musician in Spotify history to achieve this. Experts from the ChartMasters website have confirmed this information.