Drake shines at AMAs; Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj get steamy
Drake, who has skipped his fair share of awards shows in recent years, shined at the 2016 American Music Awards, already winning two trophies and debuting a new commercial for Apple Music.
The rapper, the leading nominee, won favorite artist — rap/hip-hop and favorite album — rap/hip-hop for "Views" on Sunday. He was nominated twice in the category, and he broke Michael Jackson's record for most AMA nominations after scoring 13 nominations.
"Thank you very much. Me and Nina were on 'Degrassi' together by the way," he said to actress Nina Dobrev, who presented him the award. "I really want to thank everybody who helped me make this album ... I want to thank the city of Toronto, and of course I want to thank the fans and my parents. My dad's here tonight."
He also debuted a funny commercial of him singing Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" while working out — which comes after she was in an Apple Music commercial singing his song "Jumpman" while running on the treadmill.
Drake watched the many performances at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, even dancing while the Weeknd sang his latest hit, "Starboy." The Weeknd was just one of the big pop stars who was performing and promoting new music. His album will be released a day after Thanksgiving.