Cardi B at Grammy's

Cardi’s in the lead ya’ll! Nominees for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards have been revealed placing Cardi B in the lead with 21 nominations. The I Like It rapper is also nominated in more categories than any other artist (18 to be exact) including Top Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist. As if that weren’t enough, the 26-year-old star is nominated twice meaning she competes with herself for the Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song and Top Collaboration categories.

Cardi B leads the list of nominees with 21 nominations

The mom-of-one took to Instagram to share her joy and appreciation with a clip. “I want to say thank you so much ya’ll. I remember when all I wanted to do was chart on the hot 100 Billboard charts,” she says. Cardi captioned the video with, “Sooo proud of myself ❤️❤️❤️❤️💪🏽💪🏽 21 Billboards awards nominations! Being nominated is just as good as winning to me.”

This could be Ariana Grande's first ever Billboard Award

If Cardi B wins all categories, she could be at a tie with Garth Brooks, who has 19 for total wins of all time, and will surpass both Adele and Usher who each have 18. At the moment Taylor Swift continues to hold the record for most wins of all time with 23 wins. Stay tuned for who wins! All 34 winners will be revealed on May 1 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

These are the main nominees for the BMA:

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

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Top Touring Artist
Beyoncé and 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

Kelly Clarkson will be hosting the BMA on May 1

Top R&B Tour
Beyoncé and 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 and 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

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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

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
A Star is Born by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Greatest Showman

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 This 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

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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