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Can We Rename The AMAs To The Drake Music Awards?!

Posted on November 21, 2016

The 2016 American Music Awards last night were a spectacle for all who watched and attended. Filled with standout performances and emotional acceptance speeches, the AMAs were everything we could have asked for and more. However, what we didn’t ask for at all was Drake making us cry-laugh the entire night! Drake, winning a total of 4 AMAs made sure to give big shoutouts to Toronto and made all of us Canadians proud. Before we dive into what we’re now calling the AMAs, “The Drake Music Awards,” the first thing you NEED to see is Drake’s hilarious new Apple Music commercial which he premiered half way through the show. The Ad features Drizzy lip-syncing to Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood,” all while dancing around in the gym. #SwiftGains #DrakevsBenchPress


One of the more notable highlights going into the night was Drake’s record breaking 13 AMA nominations. The 6ix God was up for the following categories:

Artist of the Year
Collaboration of the Year (x2)
Video of the Year
Favourite Male Artist – POP/ROCK
Favourite Album – POP/ROCK
Favourite Song – POP/ROCK
Favourite Artist – RAP/HIP-HOP
Favourite Album – RAP/HIP-HOP (x2)
Favourite Song – RAP/HIP-HOP
Favourite Song – SOUL/R&B (x2)

As previously mentioned, The Boy took home a total of 4 AMAs last night and the first trophy was for Views, in which Drake won Favourite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop.

Talk about an adorable Degrassi moment! Then Drizzy went on to sing along with our current fave Weeknd track, “Starboy.”

Throwback to that OVO x XO. Drake’s second trophy was awarded for Favourite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop. We wouldn’t have had it any other way, really!

Ouu, Drake keeping us hyped about More Life coming soon!!

In addition to those two, Drake took home the AMAs for Favourite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop with “Hotline Bling” and Favourite Song – Soul/R&B with his feature on Rihanna‘s “Work.” Go team Aubrhi *wink wink* All in all, we LOVED watching Drake have fun at this years AMAs and it was evident he was having a good time as well. Just look at his Instagram!


You deserved every one, Drizzy!


Father Dennis making an appearance! Our invite to the afterparty was clearly lost in the mail, but it’s fine … We’re not bitter … lol


That might be the greatest pic we’ve ever seen! Canadian talent at its finest! To conclude this monumental post, we would like to petition for next year’s award show to officially be known as the Drake Music Awards. Who agrees?! Let us know your fave Drake moment from the AMAs in the comments below!