Billboard Music Awards: Drake’s son joins him to just accept artist of the last decade

Drake and Adonis

By Mark Savage
BBC music reporter

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image captionThe star dedicated his artist of the decade prize to Adonis, three

Drake’s son Adonis made a surprise appearance at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, joining his father onstage as he won an artist of the decade prize.

The rapper, 34, gripped his son’s shoulder throughout his speech, before hoisting him into the air and saying: “I want to dedicate this award to you.”

The three year old burst into tears, and left the stage clinging to his father’s leg.

Meanwhile, The Weeknd was the night’s big winner, taking home 10 awards.

Among his prizes were best artist; top Hot 100 album for After Hours; and top Hot 100 song for Blinding Lights.

The star, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, more than doubled his career total of Billboard Music Awards, having previously received nine trophies.

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image captionThe Weeknd posed with his trophies backstage

Korean pop band BTS also picked up four prizes, winning best…