Billboard Music Awards 2019: Cardi B leads nominations

NBC and Dick Clark productions launched Thursday the 26-year-old rapper is up for honors along with prime artist, prime female artist and prime Billboard 200 album for her Grammy-winning launch, “Invasion of Privacy.” With her No. 1 hits — “I Like It” that features J Balvin and Bad Bunny and “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5 — Cardi B is nominated twice in courses like prime Hot 100 monitor, top-selling monitor and prime collaboration.

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Drake and Post Malone are shut behind with 17 nominations each. They will compete for the current’s largest prize — prime artist — along with Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Travis Scott, who scored 12 nominations.

Kelly Clarkson will host the Billboard Awards, taking place May 1 on the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The current has 56 courses and might air reside on NBC.

Rap music, which dominated the charts and streaming suppliers ultimate 12 months, owned the best Billboard album class. The nominees embody Drake’s “Scorpion,” Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy,” Scott’s “ASTROWORLD,” the late XXXTentacion’s “?” and Post Malone’s “beerbongs & bentleys.”

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For prime Hot 100 monitor, rap shined as soon as extra with nominees like Cardi B’s “I Like It,” Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams,” Scott’s “SICKO MODE” and Post Malone’s “Better Now.” Maroon 5 and Cardi B’s “Girls Like You” may be up for the prize.

XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot ultimate June, earned 10 nominations, along with bids for prime male artist, prime R&B artist and prime rap album. Last 12 months, he posthumously gained honors on the American Music Awards and the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

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The late Aretha Franklin moreover earned a nomination. The Queen of Soul, who died ultimate August, is up for prime gospel album with “Gospel Greats.” Snoop Dogg may compete inside the class collectively along with his first gospel launch, “Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love.”

Queen — whose music hit a model new peak late ultimate 12 months with the Oscar-winning Freddie Mercury biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody” — acquired nominations for prime rock artist and prime soundtrack.

Taylor Swift, primarily essentially the most adorned winner inside the current’s historic previous with 23 honors, is nominated for prime female 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 based totally on album and monitor product sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. The awards are based totally on the chart interval of March 23, 2018, through March 7, 2019.

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