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Cardi B Leads 2019 Billboard Music Awards Nominations
The 2019 Billboard Music Awards nominations list is out, and GRAMMY Best Rap Album winner Cardi B leads with the most nods, including Top Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist.
The rapper was nominated 21 times in18 categories and was one nomination short of surpassing Drake and the Chainsmokers' record tie for most nominations (both had 22 in 2017), Billboard reports. This year, Drake falls behind Cardi with 17 nominations and is tied with Post Malone for the same amount. Ariana Grande and Travis Scott were also among the most-nominated artists.
The award show, which is hosted by Kelly Clarkson and takes place in Las Vegas on May 1, features awards in several genres, including Top Rap, Top Country, Top Dance/Electronic and Top Latin albums and songs, as well as other categories like Top Streaming Song and Top Social Artist. Fans will be able to vote for top social artist and chart achievement. The show airs live at 8 P.M. ET on NBC.
Check out the full list of nominations here.