Toronto, Canada, has a tight grip on Hip Hop and R&B music thanks to its two brightest stars. Drake and The Weeknd put the city on the map with their award-winning, multi-platinum selling careers, and the 416 continues to get more attention from around the world.
At the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, Toronto won big as Drake was honored with the Artist of the Decade award, and the Weeknd took home 10 trophies, the most of the entire night. In a quick flex for the 6, Drake took to his Instagram Story to shout out his Toronto brethren for the wins.
“10 and 10 for the city…10 years for me and 10 mics for the kid stop playing wit us,” Drizzy wrote under the picture of The Weeknd posing unbothered by his awards surrounding him.
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Drake and The Weeknd have indeed asserted themselves as two of the top artists in the world. Drake’s decade-long dominance and record-breaking streaming success have earned him a place in the Hip Hop “greatest of all-time” conversations. The Weeknd, on the other hand, went from being an elusive R&B singer to one of the most prominent global artists of all-time, and the two Canadians don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
The two artists celebrated their major win on Sunday night during Drake’s dinner he hosted at SoFi Stadium on May 23. Seated right at the 50-yard line, Drake and The Weeknd were joined by Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Doja Cat, SZA and many others.