's 3-year-old son Adonis
stole the show at the Billboard Music Awards
on Sunday night, as his father accepted the Artist of the Decade award.
Adonis joined his father onstage to accept the award, which was given in recognition of the rapper's dominance on Billboard Hot 100
charts and Billboard 200 album totals during the 2010s, as well as social media
data and touring revenue from Billboard Boxscore.
Drake spoke about his insecurities about his music throughout his career, and how they pushed him to keep making more, with a crowd-shy Adonis clinging to his leg and the trophy.
“I know I’ve spent incalculable hours trying to analyze all the things I did wrong, but tonight I’m sure as hell we did something right,” he said. “I want to dedicate this award to my friends
. I want to dedicate this award to my longtime collaborators. I want to dedicate this award to all my peers all your decisions and the music you make really has me tossing and turning.
“To my beautiful family,” he continued, just as the screaming
fans apparently became too much for Adonis, who had burst into tears; “And to you. I want to dedicate this award to you,” Drake laughed.
Drake and Adonis pic.twitter.com/vENSDuL6x7 — Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) May 24, 2021
On the list of the top artists of the decade, Drake was followed by Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars
, Adele, Ed Sheeran, and Justin Bieber
Drake, who has won 28 Billboard Music Awards to date, now holds the record for the most Billboard awards, with 12 in 2019. He was a finalist in seven categories at this year's show, including top artist, and won Top Streaming Songs earlier Sunday.