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Press Release |  05 Apr 2019 16:38 |  By RnMTeam

2019 Billboard Awards nominees: Cardi B leads with 21 nominations followed by Drake and Post Malone with 17 nominations

MUMBAI: Cardi B leads all nominees at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. 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 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, the 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. 

2019 Nominations Fast facts

·   “Cardi B leads with 21 nominations, the most of any artist this year”

In addition to receiving the most nominations (21), Cardi B is also nominated in more categories than any other artist this year (18). She is nominated twice in three of the 18 categories: Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, and Top Collaboration.

·    “If Cardi Bwins in all her categories, she will tie with garth brooks for 19 total wins and surpass adele and usher who have 18”

2018 Billboard Music Award winner for Top Rap Female Artist, Cardi B, could tie with Garth Brooks for total wins of all time (19) if she wins in all her categories this year. Taylor Swift still holds the record for most wins of all time (23), followed by Justin Bieber (20).

·  “Taylor Swift could break her own record for most wins by any artist of all time”

Taylor Swift is nominated for Top Female Artist and Top Touring Artist this year. If she wins in these categories, she could break her own record for most wins by any artist of all time (23).

·  “Ariana Grande could win her first ever billboard music award this year”

Ariana Grande, who scored nine nominations this year including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and for the second year in a row, Top Social Artist, could receive her first ever Billboard Music Award at this year’s show.

·  “Drake could break his own record for most wins in a single night”

Cardi B leads for the most nominations this year (21), followed by Drake (17) and Post Malone (17). All three artists have the chance to surpass Drake’s record (13) for the artist with the most wins in a single night. The 2019 Billboard Awards will be aired on Vh1 India on 2 May 2019.

Nominations

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:

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 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 plus 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