Congratulations Drake! (File photo/Photo by Mike Windle/WireImage)
Toronto’s very own Drake had the odds stacked against him when he went into today’s 55th annual Grammy Awards celebration, but was finally recognized for his music with a win for Best Rap Album for “Take Care” during the pre-telecast.
Drake triumphed over Lupe Fiasco’s “Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1,” The Roots’ “Undun,” Rick Ross’ “God Forgives, I Don't,” 2 Chainz’s “Based On A T.R.U. Story” and Nas’ “Life Is Good” for the Best Rap Album award.
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Prior to this win, “The Motto” hitmaker had been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards and has lost 12 times to either Jay-Z, Kanye West or Eminem.
Earlier this week, the rapper released his new track “Started from the Bottom,” but now must be feeling on top of the music world as he has finally won a Grammy.
Since he did not accept the award at the pre-telecast ceremony, Drake wrote on Twitter, “I just tore the sleeve off my Saint Laurent!!! Thank you all! I am so happy!”
Soon after, fans began flooding Twitter with congratulatory remarks for the musician like, “Congrats to @Drake & the whole #OVO Family for winning Best Rap Album! #TakeCare.”
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Wrote another: “Best Rap Album goes to Drake!!!! he Has a Grammy!!! #Ovosound #Grahammy.”
Congratulations, Drake! YOLO!