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Drake wins top emerging artist at MTV’s Woodie Awards

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

Drake won Woodie of the Year at MTV’s Woodie Awards on Thursday night.

The rapper and singer won top emerging artist during the awards on Thursday. Drake is originally from Toronto, Ontario and is best known for his albums, Take Care and Nothing Was the Same. He was known as Jimmy Brooks in Degrassi: The Next Generation.

The Woodies are geared toward music that college students love. Fans were able to vote on MTV’s website and pick their favorite artists. The nominees were announced in advance, and fans were able to vote on MTV’s website to pick their favorite artists.

The winner of best new artist was The 1975 and Chance the Rapper won the Woodie for “Everybody’s Something.” The performing Woodie went to Ed Sheeran and the other winners included artists such as Beyonce, A$AP Rocky and Skillrex, who won for “Wild For the Night," according to MTV. The award for College Radio Woodiee went to WESS at East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, PA.

The awards show will air on Sunday, March 16 on MTV at 8PM. According to the Associated Press, the program was recorded on Thursday with performances from The 1975, Childish Gambino, Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea.

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