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Drake, The 1975 big winners at MTV's Woodie Awards

By: AP
By: AP

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Drake has won top honors at MTV's annual South By Southwest-based awards show.

The Canadian rapper-singer-actor won Woodie of the Year, given to music's top emerging artist, during the Woodie Awards on Thursday night in Austin. Lil Wayne accepted the award for Drake.

The 1975 took the breaking Woodie for best new artist. Chance the Rapper got best video Woodie for "Everybody's Something" and Ed Sheeran earned the performing Woodie.

Other winners included Beyonce, lauded for her guerrilla album release last December, and A$AP Rocky and Skrillex who won for their collaboration "Wild For the Night."

The awards show was taped Thursday night with The 1975, Childish Gambino, Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea performing and will air at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday on MTV.


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