Drake Nabs MTV Woodie Awards Honor


Drake Nabs MTV Woodie Awards Honor

October's Own earns top trophy at SXSW ceremony.

Published March 14, 2014

Drake racked up a huge honor from MTV's Woodie Awards held in Austin Thursday (March 14) as one of the many SXSW festival festivities. October's Own earned the "Woodie of the Year" award, which is given to the recording artist that "completely owned" the music game over the last year. 

YMCMB boss Lil Wayne accepted the award for the "Trophies" rapper, who is currently overseas for the international leg of his Would You Like a Tour? Weezy was a surprise guest, and treated the crowd to an impromptu performance of his Tha Carter III track, "A Millli," before he picked up Drizzy's award. The night's other performers included Childish Gambino, Iggy Azalea, and Danny Brown.

The complete winners list is a mixture of newcomers and vets. Beyoncé's fifth album release nabbed her the "Did It My Way" award, while newcomer Chance the Rapper snatched up Best Video for "Everybody's Something." 

Elsewhere in the ceremony, Best Collaboration went to A$AP Rocky and Skrillex's "Wild for the Night" visual. Alternative rock band, The 1975s, and Ed Sheeran also picked up awards. 

This 2014  MTV Woodie Awards air Sunday, at 8 p.m.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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