Here are all the nominations for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesCardi B leads the pack at the 2019 BBMAs with 21 nominations.
  • The finalists for the 2019Billboard Music Awards were announced Thursday morning.
  • Cardi B, Drake, and Post Malone lead the nominees.
  • Finalists and winners at the BBMAs are determined by album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement.
  • Here’s a full list of the nominations. INSIDER will update this list with winners during the award show on May 1.
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The finalists for the 2019Billboard Music Awards were announced Thursday morning.

Cardi B leads the pack with 21 nominations – just shy of the record for most nominations, held by Drake and The Chainsmokers, who both scored 22 in 2017.

The “God’s Plan” rapper and Post Malone round out the top three with 17 nominations apiece. Travis Scott is up for 12 awards, while the controversial rapper XXXTentacion was posthumously nominated for 10.


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The 2019 BBMAs will air on NBC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1 at 8 pm EST.

Keep reading for the complete list of nominees.


Top artist

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesAriana Grande is currently on the road for her ‘Sweetener Tour.’

Cardi B

Drake

Ariana Grande

Post Malone

Travis Scott


Top new artist

Gareth Cattermole/Getty ImagesDua Lipa performed at the 2019 BRIT Awards.

Bazzi

Juice Wrld

Lil Baby

Dua Lipa

Ella Mai


Billboard chart achievement award

Ed Herrera via Getty ImagesLady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sparked romance reports with their chemistry onscreen and onstage.

Dan + Shay

Drake

Ariana Grande

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Dua Lipa


Top male artist

Ross Gilmore/Getty ImagesDrake claimed the most-streamed song of 2018 with ‘God’s Plan.’

Drake

Post Malone

Travis Scott

Ed Sheeran

XXXTentacion


Top female artist

Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty ImagesCardi B recently performed at RodeoHouston, setting an all-time attendance record.

Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Halsey

Ella Mai

Taylor Swift


Top duo/group

Yoan Valat/AFP/Getty ImagesBTS performed at a Korean cultural event on October 14, 2018 in Paris.

BTS

Dan + Shay

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

Panic! At The Disco


Top collaboration

Theo Wargo/Getty ImagesKhalid and Normani perform at Z100’s Jingle Ball 2018 at Madison Square Garden.

“I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

“Love Lies” – Khalid & Normani

“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B

“Happier” – Marshmello & Bastille

“Psycho” – Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign


Top Billboard 200 artist

Jason Squires/Getty ImagesTravis Scott’s 2018 album ‘Astroworld’ debuted at No. 1.

Drake

Ariana Grande

Post Malone

Travis Scott

XXXTentacion


Top Hot 100 artist

Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesJuice Wrld dominated the Hot 100 with his smash hit ‘Lucid Dreams.’

Cardi B

Drake

Ariana Grande

Juice Wrld

Post Malone


Top Hot 100 song

YouTube/ Maroon5Adam Levine and his family in the ‘Girls Like You’ music video.

“I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

“Lucid Dreams” – Juice Wrld

“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B

“Better Now” – Post Malone

“Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott


Top Billboard 200 album

Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty ImagesBefore his death, XXXTentacion was awaiting trial for domestic violence.

“Invasion of Privacy” – Cardi B

“Scorpion” – Drake

“Beerbongs & Bentleys” – Post Malone

“Astroworld” – Travis Scott

“?” – XXXTentacion


Top soundtrack

Twentieth Century FoxRami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’

“13 Reasons Why: Season 2”

“A Star is Born” – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

“Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

“The Greatest Showman”


Top streaming songs artist

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesAriana Grande set streaming records with ‘Thank U, Next’ and ‘7 Rings.’

Cardi B

Drake

Ariana Grande

Post Malone

XXXTentacion


Top streaming song (audio)

Travis Scott/YouTubeTravis Scott and Drake in the music video for ‘Sicko Mode.’

“I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

“Lucid Dreams” – Juice Wrld

“Better Now” – Post Malone

“Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott

“Sad!” – XXXTentacion


Top streaming song (video)

Drake/YouTubeDrake in the ‘In My Feelings’ music video.

“In My Feelings” – Drake

“Lucid Dreams” – Juice Wrld

“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B

“Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott

“Sad!” – XXXTentacion


Top song sales artist

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesImagine Dragons is fronted by its lead singer, Dan Reynolds.

Drake

Ariana Grande

Imagine Dragons

Lady Gaga

Post Malone


Top selling song

Halsey/YouTubeHalsey in the ‘Without Me’ music video.

“I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

“In My Feelings” – Drake

“Without Me” – Halsey

“Shallow” – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B


Top radio songs artist

Santiago Bluguermann/Getty ImagesPost Malone is the stage name of Austin Richard Post.

Cardi B

Drake

Ariana Grande

Maroon 5

Post Malone


Top radio song

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesZedd and Maren Morris performed ‘The Middle’ at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

“Love Lies” – Khalid & Normani

“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B

“Better Now” – Post Malone

“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey


Top social artist

C Flanigan/FilmMagicLouis Tomlinson is one of five former members of One Direction.

BTS

EXO

GOT7

Ariana Grande

Louis Tomlinson


Top touring artist

Don Arnold/TAS18/Getty ImagesTaylor Swift had the highest grossing tour of 2018.

Beyoncé & Jay-Z

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Justin Timberlake


Top R&B artist

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesH.E.R. won best R&B album at the 2019 Grammys.

H.E.R.

Khalid

Ella Mai

The Weeknd

XXXTentacion


Top R&B male artist

Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesKhalid recently made his ‘SNL’ debut.

Khalid

The Weeknd

XXXTentacion


Top R&B female artist

Frank Hoensch/RedfernsElla Mai rose to fame with her hit single ‘Boo’d Up.’

H.E.R.

Ella Mai

Queen Naija


Top R&B tour

Rich Fury/Getty ImagesChildish Gambino will headline Coachella and Lollapalooza this summer.

Beyoncé & Jay-Z

Childish Gambino

Bruno Mars


Top R&B album

Steven Ferdman/WireImageThe Weeknd performed at the 2018 Global Citizen Concert.

“Ella Mai” – Ella Mai

“H.E.R.” – H.E.R.

“American Teen” – Khalid

“My Dear Melancholy” – The Weeknd

“17” – XXXTentacion


Top R&B song

DJ Khaled/YouTubeDJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, Justin Bieber, and Quavo in the music video for ‘No Brainer.’

“No Brainer” – DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo

“Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai

“Trip” – Ella Mai

“Better” – Khalid

“Freaky Friday” – Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown


Top rap artist

Prince Williams/WireimageDrake performs during the ‘Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour.’

Cardi B

Drake

Juice Wrld

Post Malone

Travis Scott


Top rap male artist

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicTravis Scott performed at the 2019 Super Bowl.

Drake

Post Malone

Travis Scott


Top rap female artist

Jeff Hahne/Getty ImagesRappers Yung Miami and J.T. of City Girls.

Cardi B

City Girls

Nicki Minaj


Top rap tour

Larry Busacca/PW18/Getty ImagesBeyoncé and Jay-Z have been on the road together for their ‘On the Run II Tour.’

Beyoncé & Jay-Z

Drake

Travis Scott


Top rap album

Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesCardi B won best rap album at the 2019 Grammys.

“Invasion of Privacy” – Cardi B

“Scorpion” – Drake

“Beerbongs & Bentleys” – Post Malone

“Astroworld” – Travis Scott

“?” – XXXTentacion


Top rap song

Cardi BCardi B in the music video for ‘I Like It.’

“I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

“In My Feelings” – Drake

“Lucid Dreams” – Juice Wrld

“Better Now” – Post Malone

“Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott


Top country artist

Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMediaJason Aldean performed at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Jason Aldean

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line


Top country male artist

Erika Goldring/WireImageLuke Combs onstage during the 52nd annual CMA Awards.

Jason Aldean

Kane Brown

Luke Combs


Top country female artist

Rich Fury/Getty ImagesKacey Musgraves won album of the year at the 2019 Grammys.

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood


Top country duo/group

Emma McIntyre/Getty ImagesDan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay performed at the 2019 Grammys.

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion


Top country tour

Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImageShania Twain performs live on stage at The SSE Hydro on September 19, 2018.

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Shania Twain


Top country album

Erika Goldring/WireImageCarrie Underwood performed at the 52nd annual CMA Awards.

“Rearview Town” – Jason Aldean

“Kane Brown” – Kane Brown

“This One’s For You” – Luke Combs

“Dan + Shay” – Dan + Shay

“Cry Pretty” – Carrie Underwood


Top country song

Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesBebe Rexha performs with Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard, right, of musical group Florida Georgia Line.

“Heaven” – Kane Brown

“She Got the Best of Me” – Luke Combs

“Speechless” – Dan + Shay

“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line


Top rock artist

Burak Cingi/RedfernsBrendon Urie is the frontman of Panic! At the Disco.

Imagine Dragons

Lovelytheband

Panic! At The Disco

Queen

Twenty One Pilots


Top rock tour

TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty ImagesRon Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform in 2018.

Elton John

The Rolling Stones

U2


Top rock album

Roberto Ricciuti/RedfernsMarcus Mumford and Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons.

“Come Tomorrow” – Dave Matthews Band

“Origins” – Imagine Dragons

“Delta” – Mumford & Sons

“Pray For The Wicked” – Panic! At This Disco

“Trench” – Twenty One Pilots


Top rock song

Monica Schipper/Getty ImagesFoster the People perform onstage at Not So Silent Night in 2018.

“Sit Next to Me” – Foster The People

“Natural” – Imagine Dragons

“Whatever It Takes” – Imagine Dragons

“broken” – Lovelytheband

“High Hopes” – Panic! At The Disco


Top Latin artist

Alexander Tamargo/Getty ImagesJ Balvin and Bad Bunny have collaborated on numerous occasions.

Anuel AA

Bad Bunny

J Balvin

Ozuna

Romeo Santos


Top Latin album

Steven Ferdman/Getty ImagesOzuna onstage at Madison Square Garden on September 22, 2018.

“Real Hasta la Muerte” – Anuel AA

“X 100PRE” – Bad Bunny

“Vibras” – J Balvin

“F.A.M.E.” – Maluma

“Aura” – Ozuna


Top Latin song

DJ Snake/YouTubeSelena Gomez in the music video for ‘Taki Taki.’

“Mia” – Bad Bunny ft. Drake

“Dura” – Daddy Yankee

“Taki Taki” – DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B

“X” – Nicky Jam & J Balvin

“Te Bote” – Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna


Top dance/electronic artist

Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesAlex Pall and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers.

Calvin Harris

Kygo

Marshmello

Odesza

The Chainsmokers


Top dance/electronic album

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicMajor Lazer performs during day three of the 2017 Lost Lake Festival.

“What Is Love?” – Clean Bandit

“7” – David Guetta

“Kids in Love” – Kygo

“Major Lazer Essentials” – Major Lazer

“Sick Boy” – The Chainsmokers


Top dance/electronic song

Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTVBastille performs with Marshmello onstage.

“Taki Taki” – DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B

“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

“Happier” – Marshmello & Bastille

“Jackie Chan” – Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone

“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey


Top Christian artist

Grant Exline /Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesCory Asbury performs during the 49th Annual Dove Awards.

Cory Asbury

Lauren Daigle

For King & Country

Hillsong Worship

MercyMe


Top Christian album

Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesLauren Daigle performs onstage during MusiCares Person of the Year honouring Dolly Parton.

“Reckless Love” – Cory Asbury

“Look Up Child” – Lauren Daigle

“Burn The Ships” – For King & Country

“There Is More” – Hillsong Worship

“Chain Breaker” – Zach Williams


Top Christian song

Jamie Gilliam/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesTauren Wells performed at the 49th Annual Dove Awards.

“Reckless Love” – Cory Asbury

“You Say” – Lauren Daigle

“joy.” – For King & Country

“Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship

“Known” – Tauren Wells


Top gospel artist

Taylor Hill/Getty ImagesKirk Franklin is a frequent collaborator of Kanye West.

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Tori Kelly

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Marvin Sapp


Top gospel album

Larry French/BET/Getty Images for BETAretha Franklin died in August 2018.

“Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love” – Snoop Dogg & Various Artists

“Gospel Greats” – Aretha Franklin

“Unstoppable” – Koryn Hawthorne

“Hiding Place” – Tori Kelly

“Make Room” – Jonathan McReynolds


Top gospel song

Rick Diamond/Getty ImagesTori Kelly, Kirk Franklin and Hillary Scott onstage during the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year.

“Your Great Name” – Todd Dulaney

“Won’t He Do It” – Koryn Hawthorne

“Never Alone” – Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin

“Forever” – Jason Nelson

“A Great Work” – Brian Courtney Wilson

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