'Billboard' Music Awards: 2019 Nominations Announced

Cheryl A. Hoahing

The nominations for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards were announced on Thursday, April 4, by singer Kelly Clarkson and the country music duo Dan + Shay on the Today show. Trophies will be handed out for 56 different categories during a three-hour ceremony that Clarkson will host on Wednesday, May 1, that will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Cardi B scored the most nods of any artist — an astonishing 21. Drake and Post Malone trailed behind her, with 17 nods each.

There are two categories in which fans can vote for the winners, Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Social Artist. Details on when and how to vote will be revealed soon.

Music fans can purchase tickets now for the Billboard Music Awards via AXS.com. However, if you can't be there in person, don't worry as NBC will air the show live on television.

Here are all of the nominees for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

ARTIST AWARDS

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 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 Social Artist BTS EXO GOT7 Ariana Grande Louis Tomlinson

Top Touring Artist Beyonce & 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 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 Beyonce & 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 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

Top Billboard 200 Album Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy Drake — Scorpion Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys Travis Scott — Astroworld XXXTentaction — ?

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 the 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 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, and J Balvin — "I Like It" Juice WRLD — "Lucid Dreams" Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B — "Girls Like You" Post Malone — "Better Now" Travis Scott — "Sick Mode"

Top Streaming Song (Audio) Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and 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, and 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, and Grey — "The Middle"

Top Collaboration Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and 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 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"

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, on NBC.

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