Complete list of nominees for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards
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Billboard announced the 2019 Billboard Music Awards nominations today (April 4) and Cardi B leads this year’s crop of contenders with a staggering 21 nods.

Other notable nominees include Drake and Post Malone, who are tied with 17 nominations apiece.  Travis Scott earned 12 nods, XXXTENTACION scored 10 and Ariana Grande snagged nine. South Korean superstars BTS earned two nods for Top Duo/Group and Top Social Artist. The k-pop group has won the latter award for the past two consecutive years.

British R & B sensation Ella Mai notably snagged seven nominations including Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R & B Artist, to name a few.

Taylor Swift still holds the record for the most Billboard Music Awards wins, with a career total of 23. Swift is nominated for two more this year with Top Female Artist and Top Touring Artist.

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The 2019 Billboard Music Awards Top Artist category is dominated by rap artists with Cardi B, Drake, Post Malone, and Travis Scott nominated along with pop star Ariana Grande.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will take place live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 1. Kelly Clarkson will host the live ceremony, which will be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. Grab tickets to see the Billboard Music Awards in person from AXS.

Here is the Complete List of 2019 Billboard Music Awards nominees.

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 + 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”
“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

 

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”