Cardi B is the main contender on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations.
NBC and dick clark productions introduced Thursday the 26-year-old rapper is up for honors together with prime artist, prime feminine artist and prime Billboard 200 album for her Grammy-winning launch, “Invasion of Privateness.” Together with her No. 1 hits — “I Like It” that includes J Balvin and Dangerous Bunny and “Ladies Like You” with Maroon 5 — Cardi B is nominated twice in classes like prime Scorching 100 track, top-selling track and prime collaboration.
Drake and Publish Malone are shut behind with 17 nominations every. They are going to compete for the present’s largest prize — prime artist — together with Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Travis Scott, who scored 12 nominations.
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Kelly Clarkson will host the Billboard Awards, going down Might 1 on the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment in Las Vegas. The present has 56 classes and can air dwell on NBC.
Rap music, which dominated the charts and streaming companies final 12 months, owned the highest Billboard album class. The nominees embrace Drake’s “Scorpion,” Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privateness,” Scott’s “ASTROWORLD,” the late XXXTentacion’s “?” and Publish Malone’s “beerbongs & bentleys.”
For prime Scorching 100 track, rap shined once more with nominees like Cardi B’s “I Like It,” Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Desires,” Scott’s “SICKO MODE” and Publish Malone’s “Higher Now.” Maroon 5 and Cardi B’s “Ladies Like You” can also be up for the prize.
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XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot final June, earned 10 nominations, together with bids for prime male artist, prime R&B artist and prime rap album. Final 12 months, he posthumously received honors on the American Music Awards and the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
The late Aretha Franklin additionally earned a nomination. The Queen of Soul, who died final August, is up for prime gospel album with “Gospel Greats.” Snoop Dogg may also compete within the class along with his first gospel launch, “Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love.”
Queen — whose music hit a brand new peak late final 12 months with the Oscar-winning Freddie Mercury biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody” — acquired nominations for prime rock artist and prime soundtrack.
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Taylor Swift, probably the most embellished winner within the present’s historical past with 23 honors, is nominated for prime feminine artist and prime touring artist.
The Rolling Stones, U2 and Elton John are competing for prime rock tour.
Nominees and winners for the Billboard Awards are primarily based on album and track gross sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. The awards are primarily based on the chart interval of March 23, 2018, by March 7, 2019.