Drake and The Weeknd have both received recognition at the 2016 MTV Eurpoean Music Awards. The event was held on November 6 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Both artists managed to snag their share of awards and honors. Starboy, the hot new track from The Weeknd, earned Best Video. Drizzy went against Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, and Future to win the award for Best Hip-Hop act.
Fans were treated to a performance of the hit song Starboy by The Weeknd during the 2016 MTV European Music Awards. The artist performed inside a dome that looked like a planetarium. This may indicate what fans should expect during the new tour from The Weeknd set to start in February 2017, Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour. The tour runs from February to June of next year and includes stops in the USA, Canada, and Europe.
Tonight was the 2012 MTV VMA awards in Los Angeles, California. Many artists won in their respective categories, but Drake took home the Best Hip-Hop Video award tonight for “HYFR” featuring Lil Wayne. Drake was also nominated for 4 other categories as well, but didn’t snag those this year. Watch the video below and take a look at some of the photos of Drake at the VMA too. Congrats OVOXO
Drake is nominated for 5 awards at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. The MTV VMA’s will air September 6th in Los Angeles, California at 8PM EST. You can help Drake win by voting for him via MTV. Check out the video below as well.
Best Hip-Hop Video (HYFR)
Best Male Video (Take Care feat. Rihanna)
Best Art Direction (Take Care feat. Rihanna)
Best Cinematography (Take Care feat. Rihanna)
Video Of The Year (Take Care feat. Rihanna)
Drake is going to be on Punk’d today! Watch this extended clip of Ashton Kutcher running us through the scenario that Drake’s going to be in lol. Punk’d will air today on MTV at 8/7c right before the MTV Movie Awards.
While filming a video for his song “Over” on Friday in Los Angeles, Drake stood in front of an all-white backdrop wearing a white tee and white sneakers. What does he do in the clip? He does him.
“This is my first video,” the Young Money franchise player said, sitting in his trailer. “I’ve shot a lot of videos before, but this is my first attempt to establish myself as Drake the artist. Shooting the other videos I’ve done has been great. I really don’t care what other people think about them, they were great experiences for me. I’ve learned a lot from them. Today, I’m shooting with somebody I really look up to and respect. I’m shooting with Anthony Mandler.” Continue reading →
We got to work a couple nights, actually, we did a few joints and from what I hear we’re going back in to try and get some more stuff done.
Jay has been one of the most special people to me in this game. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the nights me and Jay had in the studio, and the things he’ll tell me and just the way he embraced me. It’s one of the best feelings in my life. Jay is one of those guys that you can say, ‘I look up to this guy,’ or ‘I like this guy’s music.’ I wanted to be Jay. That’s what they say about the best artists. To be a great rapper, men gotta wanna be you and women gotta wanna … you know.
I wanna be myself, but for me to say, ‘If I couldn’t be me, I wanted to be that man’ — that’s huge. … To have that man in my life and to be able to interact with him and talk to him and, best of all, work with him — there’s not a real sentence I can say to describe it. Hopefully Jay and Drake are as powerful as Drake and Wayne. I hope people see that union and it comes up more than once in the future.
“I think there’s two types of rapping about women,” he explained to MTV News. “There’s rapping about fairy-tale stuff … not to take away anything from an MC like this, but you take a rapper like Bow Wow, who is a genuine ladies’ man and all his songs are to make ladies love him and love themselves. And that’s cool. That’s a brand of music that might not always be what’s real, you may not always be telling the truth, but at least someone is gonna feel good about the songs you’re making. With me, when I touch on women — which I don’t feel like I rap about a lot — I feel like I’m just rapping about myself.”
“I always feel like I’m honest on songs to where I don’t see how anyone can say I’m a ladies’ man,” Drake said. “I think I put myself in jeopardy in songs and put myself out there [too much to be considered a ladies’ man]. I do that so women can learn to love an honest man, ’cause I’m an honest man.
“I figure that’s the best balance I can find between the two [listeners] — between men and women.”
Since we published our poll asking fans their picks for 2009’s Hottest MC in the Game, over 100,000 people have taken notice, voted and chimed in. (Editor’s note: The poll is meant to spark conversation, and it has no bearing on the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust’s list of the 10 Hottest MCs.) One of the names that fans continue to bring up is Drake’s. The young Canadian’s fans say he squashes the competition — but Drizzy still feels he has a long way to go.
“What a lot of people don’t understand … people may be like, I may be one of the best MCs — not yet,” he told us recently. “I’m 22. I got a lot of growth.”
Which brings up an interesting point: Drake hasn’t even dropped an album. Yes, he’s building up a string of stellar guest spots — like on Young Money’s “Every Girl” and Fabolous’ “Throw It in the Bag” remix — and his mixtape, So Far Gone, is a certified classic on the underground circuit, spawning radio hits “Successful” and “Best I Ever Had.” But with only 10 slots on the Hip-Hop Brain Trust’s list, should a person with no LP under his belt make the cut over somebody who has not only had singles in rotation but put product out in stores? Continue reading →