Cardi B leads 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations

Cardi B is here to remind everyone that’s she’s here to “make money move,” and her 21 Billboard Music Awards nominations are proof of that.

On Thursday (April 4), Billboard unveiled the full list of nominees for this year’s Billboard Music Awards. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper leads the pack with a total of 21 nominations in several main categories like “Top Artist,” “Top Hot 100 Artist,” “Top Streaming Artist,” “Top Billboard 200 Album,” and more.

The “I Like It” rapper’s number of nominations this year puts her just shy of meeting the record-breaking amount of nominations —22— which was set by Drake and the Chainsmokers in 2017.

Following Cardi B with the most nominations are Drake and Post Malone. Both artists received a total of 17 nominations apiece. The rappers will go head-to-head in several categories including “Top Rap Artist,” “Top Billboard 200 Album,” “Top Rap Song,” and “Top Rap Male Artist.”

Behind Drake and Post Malone is Travis Scott with a total of 12 nominations. Scott will compete in many of the same categories as Cardi B, Drake, and Post Malone.

If you’re looking for who’s representing the rock and alternative genres at the Billboard Music Awards, you don’t need to look very far; there aren’t many rock bands on the list. Maroon 5 leads the “rock” genre with a total of seven nominations while Imagine Dragons come in with a total of six (double nomination in the “Top Rock Song” category).

Panic! at the Disco comes in with four nominations while Twenty One Pilots and lovelytheband are tied with two apiece.

This year, the Billboard Music Awards will feature two fan-voted categories; “Top Social Artist” and “Chart Achievement.”

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. The show will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET. Kelly Clarkson will host the event. Clarkson, with the help of country duo Dan + Shay, announced the full list of nominees on the “Today” show earlier in the day.

The full list of categories and their nominees can be found below.

2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES:

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top New Artist:
Bazzi
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Dua Lipa
Ella Mai

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (fan-voted):
Dan + Shay
Drake
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott
Ed Sheeran
XXXTentacion

Top Female Artist:
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Ella Mai
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
BTS
Dan + Shay
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! at the Disco

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott
XXXTentacion

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Juice Wrld
Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
XXXTentacion

Top Song Sales Artist:
Drake
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Lady Gaga
Post Malone

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Post Malone

Top Social Artist (fan-voted):
BTS
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande
Louis Tomlinson

Top Touring Artist:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

Top R&B Artist:
H.E.R.
Khalid
Ella Mai
The Weeknd
XXXTentacion

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
The Weeknd
XXXTentacion

Top R&B Female Artist:
H.E.R.
Ella Mai
Queen Naija

Top R&B Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars

Top Rap Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Juice Wrld
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Female Artist:
Cardi B
City Girls
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Drake
Travis Scott

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Top Country Male Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist:
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Shania Twain

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
lovelytheband
Panic! at the Disco
Queen
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Elton John
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Latin Artist:
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
Odesza
The Chainsmokers

Top Christian Artist:
Cory Asbury
Lauren Daigle
For King & Country
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tori Kelly
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Marvin Sapp

ALBUM AWARDS
Top Billboard 200 Album:
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Drake – Scorpion
Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys
Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD
XXXTentacion – ?

Top Soundtrack:
13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (Various Artists)
A Star is Born (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Various Artists)
The Greatest Showman (Various Artists)

Top R&B Album:
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
H.E.R – H.E.R.
Khalid – American Teen
The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy,
XXXTentacion – 17

Top Rap Album:
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Drake – Scorpion
Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys
Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD
XXXTentacion – ?

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean – Rearview Town
Kane Brown – Kane Brown
Luke Combs – This One’s For You
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty

Top Rock Album:
Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow
Imagine Dragons – Origins
Mumford & Sons – Delta
Panic! at the Disco – Pray for the Wicked
Twenty One Pilots – Trench

Top Latin Album:
Anuel AA – Real Hasta la Muerte
Bad Bunny – X 100PRE
J Balvin – Vibras
Maluma – F.A.M.E.
Ozuna – Aura

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Clean Bandit – What is Love?
David Guetta – 7
Kygo – Kids in Love
Major Lazer – Major Lazer Essentials
The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy

Top Christian Album:
Cory Asbury – Reckless Love
Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child
For King & Country – Burn the Ships
Hillsong Worship – There is More
Zach Williams – Chain Breaker

Top Gospel Album:
Snoop Dogg & Various Artists – Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love
Aretha Franklin – Gospel Greats
Koryn Hawthorne – Unstoppable
Tori Kelly – Hiding Place
Jonathan McReynolds – Make Room

SONG AWARDS
Top Hot 100 Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Juice WRLD- “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”
XXXTentacion – “SAD!”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”
XXXTentacion – “SAD!”

Top Selling Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Drake “In My Feelings”
Halsey “Without Me”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Top Radio Song:
Khalid & Normani – “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”

Top Collaboration:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Khalid & Normani – “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Psycho”

Top R&B Song:
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo – “No Brainer”
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Ella Mai – “Trip”
Khalid – “Better”
Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown – “Freaky Friday”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown – “Heaven”
Luke Combs – “She Got the Best of Me”
Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
Dan + Shay – “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”

Top Rock Song:
Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
Imagine Dragons – “Whatever it Takes”
lovelytheband – “broken”
Panic! at the Disco – “High Hopes”

Top Latin Song:
Bad Bunny ft. Drake – “Mia”
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin – “X”
Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna – “Te Bote”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone – “Jackie Chan”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”

Top Christian Song:
Cory Asbury – “Reckless Love”
Lauren Daigle – “You Say”
For King & Country – “joy.”
Hillsong Worship – “Who You Say I Am”
Tauren Wells – “Known”

Top Gospel Song:
Todd Dulaney – “Your Great Name”
Koryn Hawthorne – “Won’t He Do It”
Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin – “Never Alone”
Jason Nelson – “Forever”
Brian Courtney Wilson – “A Great Work”

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