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Sunday evening, DJ Khaled was among the artists who were up for a few nominations at this year’s iteration of the American Music Awards, and he managed to walk away with at least one award for the category of Favourite Hip-Hop Song for his “I’m The One,” smash, featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne.
“God is the greatest!” Khaled exclaimed before launching into a brief moment of thanking various individuals including his son Asahd, the executive producer of Khaled latest Grateful album, Asahd’s mother Nicole, Quavo, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z, and even Diana Ross, receiving the evening’s Lifetime Achievement Award, for “singing ‘All I Do Is Win’ at all of her concerts,” according to DJ Khaled.
Other contenders in the category were Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble,” and Rae Sremmurd’s Gucci Mane-assisted “Black Beatles.” This now marks only the latest in a slew of nods for the “I’m the One” track which has since gone on to certify platinum five times in the United States, peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 1.
Before he signed off in his speech, Khaled also managed to drop off a very important snippet of information. “Did I tell you? I’m back in the studio too!” he concluded. No word yet on if this indicates a few loose singles or another Asahd Khaled production in its entirety.