Last week, fans got a taste of his new music. Drake seemingly released a preview of a new song, “Fair Trade,” on Instagram on Friday, May 21, and dropped “Seeing Green” with Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Wayne the week prior.
After he found out he would take home the Artist of the Decade statue, the Toronto native celebrated by joining Ronald Isley for dinner.
“Today was one of those days it doesn’t feel real,” the “One Dance” artist wrote on his Instagram Story. “Waking up to artist of the decade then having dinner with my idol @ronaldisley and listening to the stories behind every song that shaped my love for emotional music and created my formula for a lot of my writing.” He added, “high on life right now my g’z.”
As fans know, Drake got his start in the entertainment industry by acting in the TV revival Degrassi: The Next Generation from 2001 to 2009. To celebrate his Artist of the Decade title, we reunited his co-stars to share old stories of Drake, aka Aubrey Graham, before he made it big.
Earlier at Sunday’s ceremony, Pink accepted the Icon Award with help from her daughter, Willow. To stay up to date on the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, click here.