Drake won Woodie of the Year during the mtvU Woodie Awards which took place yesterday (March 14), according to MTV.
In 2013, Drake released Nothing Was The Same, his most recent full-length studio album. The work features “Tuscan Leather,” “Worst Behavior,” “The Language” and “Wu-Tang Forever,” selections that helped Drake reach platinum certification with this release. The project earned a 4 out of 5 in its review on HipHopDX.
“Expanding his subject matter next time around would be a smart move, before it gets stale,” HipHopDX said in its review of the album. “But Nothing Was The Same showcases new skills—trimming the unnecessary songs, and focusing on narrative details the way he does on ‘From Time’—that will strengthen Drake’s arsenal and help him continue to cement his status as a Pop-Rap heavyweight for years to come.”
A list of other mtvU Woodie Award winners, including Chance The Rapper, A$AP Rocky and Beyonce, is below.
2014 mtvU Woodie Awards
Woodie of the Year (Artist of the Year)
Breaking Woodie (Best Emerging Artist)
Performing Woodie (Reimagined Live Performance)
Did It My Way Woodie (Biggest Pioneer/Innovator)
Best Video Woodie (Best Video of the Year)
Chance The Rapper “Everybody’s Something”
Best Collaboration Woodie
A$AP Rocky & Skrillex “Wild For the Night”
College Radio Woodie
East Stroudsburg University (WESS)