2019 Billboard Music Award Nominations Led by Cardi B, Drake and Post Malone

The late XXXTentacion also picks up several nods.

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After snapping up her first Grammy win in February and dominating the Billboard charts since the release of her debut album, “Invasion of Privacy”, Cardi B now leads the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 in all. The rapper nearly tied the record for most nominations ever at the ceremony, which is currently held by Drake and The Chainsmokers at 22 each.

Following closely behind the 26-year-old are Drake and Post Malone, who have 17 nods a piece. Travis Scott — who was recently announced as a Made in America festival headliner alongside Cardi — racked up 10. Meanwhile, the deceased rapper XXXTentacion is also up for 10, including several R&B nominations.

Keep scrolling below to see more categories for the event, which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. For the full list of nominees, head to Billboard’s website.

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

Top Male Artist
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Post Malone
Travis Scott
XXXTentaction

Top Artist
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Hot 100 Song
“I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
“Lucid Dreams,” Juice Wrld
“Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“Better Now,” Post Malone
“Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott

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

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

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

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

Top Streaming Artist
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
XXXTentatacion

Top Billboard 200 Album
Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy
Drake, Scorpion
Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
Travis Scott, AstroWorld

Top R&B Album

Ella Mai, Ella Mai
H.E.R., H.E.R.
Khalid, American Teen
The Weeknd, Dear Melancholy
XXXTentacion, 17

Top Rap Album

Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy
Drake, Scorpion
Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
Travis Scott, AstroWorld
XXXTentacion, ?

For more music news, read about YG’s decision to delay his new album in order to pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle.

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