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dick clark productions and NBC today announced that record-breaking music superstar Drake will receive the prestigious Artist of the Decade Award at the “2021 Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs). Drake holds the title for most Billboard Music Awards with 27, setting the mark after taking home 12 awards in 2019. Hosted by Nick Jonas, the BBMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.

Billboard’s Artists of the Decade category ranks the best-performing artists based on 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.

Artist of the Decade Honoree By-The-Numbers

For 2010s:
Nine No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart – the most of the decade of any artist
33 top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100 chart – the most of the decade of any artist
Six No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
18 No. 1s on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart – the most of the decade of any artist
69 top 10s on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart – the most of the decade of any artist
10 No. 1 albums on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart

Career Chart Records:
Only solo male with more than 50 career weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
A record 232 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
A record 45 top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
A record 22 No. 1 titles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart
A record 84 top 10s on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart
A record 120 top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

Notable Chart Stats:
Eight No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
Nine No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart
11 No. 1 albums on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart

This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 21, 2020 through April 3, 2021. “Billboard Music Awards” finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including audio and video streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data and Next Big Sound.