10 reasons drake might be this year’s best artist


Drake is going up against Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Post Malone and Camila Cabello for the Best Artist award at the 2018 EMA. When he released his fifth studio album, Scorpion, this summer, Drake reminded us why his music is some of the most-loved around the world.

So is Drake the best artist of the year? Here are ten reasons he might be.

  1. Drake released his bop-heavy album, Scorpion, just in time to become THE soundtrack of the summer
    Drake MTV EMA Artist Nominee I'm Upset 2018
    From “Nice For What” to “I’m Upset” to “In My Feelings” to “God’s Plan,” Scorpion kept the summer vibes strong.
  2. Scorpion is an example of genius music sampling.
    It’s got Aaliyah on “Is There More,” Mariah Carey on “Emotionless,” Lauryn Hill on “Nice For What,” Nicki Minaj on “That’s What You Feel,” and Boyz II Men on “March 14.”
  3. “In My Feelings” was such a big hit that it sparked an international dance craze
    Drake MTV EMA Nominee In My Feelings 2018
    The #KikiChallenge, which made people do truly crazy things.
  4. Drake amazingly used his “God’s Plan” video as an opportunity to give away a million dollars to people.
    Drake MTV EMA Nominee Gods Plan 2018
    In an Instagram post he described the video as “the most important thing I have ever done in my career.”
  5. He proved, once and for all, that everyone loves their bed and their mama.
    Drake MTV EMA Nominee 2018
  6. Drake’s tea sipping in the “Nonstop” video made us LOL for days.
    Drake MTV EMA Nominee 2018
  7. In August, Drake became the first artist to be streamed over 50 billion times across all streaming platforms.
  8. Just when his “Hotline Bling” dance moves began to fade out of sight, Drake hit us with more endearing moves in the “Look Alive” video.
  9. Drake gets vulnerable about being a father on tracks like “Emotionless” and “March 14.”
    The tracks prove he can be honest and open in his art even when dealing with the most sensitive of issues.
  10. Drake surprised everyone by featuring Michael Jackson on “Don’t Matter To Me.

    The track perfectly showcases MJ’s vocals from 1983.

Remember to tune in to the MTV EMA on November 4 at 7e/4p.