Drake takes top honours at Billboard Music Awards and thanks Arya Stark in speech

Cape Town - The 2019 Billboard Music Awards, took place on Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Drake scooped up most of the big awards after receiving 17 nominations. 

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During one of his speeches the Canadian rapper said in part: "I just want to thank my mom for her relentless effort in my life."

He added: "I want to thank my mom for all the times you drove me to piano. All the times you drove me to basketball and hockey, that clearly didn't work out. All the times you drove me to 'Degrassi..."

One of the biggest moments of the night came when Drake said: "Shout-out to Arya Stark for putting in that work last week,".



— Top Hot 100 song: Girls Like You, Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B

— Top Billboard 200 album: Drake, Scorpion

— Top artist: Drake

— Top new artist: Juice WRLD

— Top female artist: Ariana Grande

— Top male artist: Drake

— Top streaming songs artist: Drake

— Top song sales artist: Drake

— Top radio songs artist: Drake

— Top duo/group: BTS

— Top R&B artist: Ella Mai

— Top rap artist: Drake

— Top country artist: Luke Combs

— Top rock artist: Imagine Dragons

— Top Latin artist: Ozuna

— Top dance/electronic artist: The Chainsmokers

— Top Christian artist: Lauren Daigle

— Top gospel artist: Tasha Cobbs Leonard

— Top social artist: BTS

— Top touring artist: Ed Sheeran

— Chart achievement award: Ariana Grande

— Icon award: Mariah Carey