After 8 previous nominations, Londoner takes home a grammy at last

Drake is now on his Boy Meets World Tour, which takes place all over Europe.

If Drake does win any of the awards he's nominated for, perhaps we'll hear from him on social media - or maybe he'll have more to say about the Grammys in a future song.

An overwhelmed Hillary Scott accepted a Grammy in the Contemporary Christian Music Performance and Song category on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 12).

Drake won the awards for Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song for "Hotline Bling".

Instead, his producer Paul Jefferies, who works under the name Nineteen85, jumped on stage to claim the prize and plug Drake's upcoming release. "I just flew back so, on behalf of team 'More Life, ' thank you", reports Huffington Post.

Another Canadian also won big during the Grammys pre-telecast, including songwriter Bernie Herms. While on tour last week the rapper told the crowd he was about two weeks away from finishing it, adding further anticipation for a release that was originally expected last December. "The best moments, they don't come from us, they come through us".

The group's vulnerable hit, "Thy Will", is up for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance / Song, while their album Love Remains received a nod for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.

Folk singer Judy Collins paid tribute to her long-time friend and collaborator by performing the Cohen classic "Suzanne".

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are underway, and several Country artists have already been named winners. The night's biggest hopes - and more than half the potential recipients - were pinned on Drake's Views, which, had it won its Album of the Year nomination, would have showered many Toronto-centric producers and engineers with a downpour of statuettes.

The 2017 Grammy Awards are set to air on February 12 on CBS at 8PM ET; James Corden of The Late Late Show will host.

  • Salvatore Jensen