Saturday, October 01, 2016

Drake vs Kendrick Lamar – Who Will Win Best Album at Billboard Music Awards 2016?

Drake vs Kendrick Lamar – Who Will Win Best Album at Billboard Music Awards 2016?

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Drake and Kendrick Lamar will go head-to-head in the upcoming Billboard Music Awards 2016 – well at least their respective albums.

Both Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” and his collaborative album with Future, “What A Time To Be Alive,” and Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly” are all nominated for Top Rap Album. Other nominees are  Dr Dre’s “Compton” and Meek Mill’s hit “Dreams Worth More Than Money”

According to Design N Trend, Drake has an extra edge of winning against Lamar since the Canadian singer has two nominations in one category.

Drake’s “What A Time To Be Alive” debuted at No. 1 and became a platinum hit because of streams. Drizzy recently-released album, “Views from the 6,” is also expected to be received several nods from award-giving bodies. The album has broke several records and even dethroned Adele’s “Hello” for the most played single in a week in the UK after his track “One Dance” climbed to more than 7 million plays in seven days.

Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly,” on the other hand, has gone platinum and it also broke a Spotify first-day streaming record, being streamed 9.6 million times on its first day. By March 2016, “To Pimp A Butterfly” had sold 850,000 copies in the United States alone, Design N Trend noted.

The album also gave Lamar five Grammy awards. During the event, Lamar delivered a legendary performance of “The Blacker The Berry” and “Alright”, which paved the album as one of the most significant works in modern hip-hop.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards airs on ABC on Sunday (May 22) at 8 p.m. ET from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Drake is also leading the 2016 BET Awards nominations with nine nods, which is one short of doubling Beyonce and Rihanna, who have five nominations each.

The Canadian singer is nominated twice for video of the year with “Hotline Bling” and “Work” with Rihanna.