Cardi B leading contender at Billboard Music Award with 21 nominations

After winning Top Female Rap Artist last year, rapper Cardi B is the leading contender at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations.

Cardi B leading contender at Billboard Music Award with 21 nominations
Cardi B

After winning Top Female Rap Artist last year, rapper Cardi B is the leading contender at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations.

NBC and Dick Clark Productions on Thursday announced that the 26-year-old rapper is up for honours including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Selling Song and Top Rap Album, reports billboard.com. 

The "I like it" rapper is nominated 21 times in 18 categories -- just missing the record for most nominations set by Drake and The Chainsmokers, who each had 22 in 2017. Cardi B will compete against herself in three categories -- Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, and Top Collaboration.

Following Cardi B, Drake and Post Malone each have 17 nominations. Travis Scott is up for 12 awards, and XXXTentacion is up for 10.

Among the other nominees are Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper -- who are up for the chart achievement award, top soundtrack for "A Star Is Born", and Top Selling song for "Shallow". Gaga is up separately for Top Song Sales Artist.

For this year's ceremony, there are two fan-voted categories -- Top Social Artist, and Chart Achievement. American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson will host the award ceremony in Las Vegas on May 1. 

Here are some of the nominations:

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:

  • 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:

  • BTS
  • EXO
  • GOT7
  • Ariana Grande
  • Louis Tomlinson

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 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"


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