Cardi B Tops 2019 Billboard Awards With 21 Nominations

Variety | 4/4/2019 | Jordan Moreau
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After winning Top Female Rap Artist last year, Cardi B leads the pack of nominations at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nods.

After the release of her debut album “Invasion of Privacy” a year ago, Cardi B’s nominations include Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Selling Song and Top Rap Album. She’s credited for three multi-nominated songs, “I Like It,” “Girls Like You” and “Taki Taki.” Drake and Post Malone tie for second-most nominations with 17, Travis Scott follows with 12, the late controversial rapper XXXTentacion nabbed 10 and Ariana Grande took nine.

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Read the complete list of nominations below:


Top Artist:

Top New Artist:

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Billboard Chart Achievement Award:

Top Male Artist:

Female - Artist

Top Female Artist:

Top Duo/Group:

Billboard - Artist

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Streaming - Songs - Artist

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

Top Song Sales Artist:

Radio - Songs - Artist

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Top Social Artist:

Touring - Artist

Top Touring Artist:

Top R&B Artist:



Top R&B Male Artist:

Top - R - B - Female - Artist

Top R&B Female Artist:


Top - R - B - Tour

Top R&B Tour:

Top Rap Artist:

Rap - Male - Artist

Top Rap Male Artist:

Top Rap Female Artist:

Rap - Tour

Top Rap Tour:

Top Country Artist:

Country - Male - Artist

Top Country Male Artist:

Top Country Female Artist:

Country - Duo/Group

Top Country Duo/Group:

Top Country Tour:

Rock - Artist

Top Rock Artist:

Top Rock Tour:

Latin - Artist

Top Latin Artist:

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

Christian - Artist

Top Christian Artist:

Top Gospel Artist:

Billboard - Album

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”


Drake “Scorpion”

Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”

Travis - Scott - Astroworld

Travis Scott “Astroworld”

XXXTentacion “?”


Top Soundtrack:

“13 Reasons Why: Season 2”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

“The Greatest Showman”

Top - R - B - Album

Top R&B Album:

Ella Mai “Ella Mai”


H.E.R. “H.E.R.”

Khalid “American Teen”

Weeknd - Dear - Melancholy

The Weeknd “My Dear Melancholy,”

XXXTentacion “17”

Rap - Album

Top Rap Album:

Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”


Drake “Scorpion”

Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”

Travis - Scott - Astroworld

Travis Scott “Astroworld”

XXXTentacion “?”

Country - Album

Top Country Album:

Jason Aldean “Rearview Town”

Kane - Brown - Kane - Brown

Kane Brown “Kane Brown”

Luke Combs “This One’s For You”

Dan - + - Shay - Dan - +

Dan + Shay “Dan + Shay”

Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty”

Rock - Album

Top Rock Album:

Dave Matthews Band “Come Tomorrow”

Imagine - Dragons - Origins

Imagine Dragons “Origins”

Mumford & Sons “Delta”

Panic - Disco - Pray - Wicked

Panic! At This Disco “Pray For The Wicked”

twenty one pilots “Trench”

Latin - Album

Top Latin Album:

Anuel AA...
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