He 2019 edition of he Billboard Music Awards will take place on May 1 with award winning entertainer Kelly Clarkson serving as the host for the gala event at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

On April 4 Billboard Magazine revealed the nominees for this year’s awards. Winners are determined by sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement.

Hip hop artist Cardi B. leads the way in 2019 with 21 nominations. Drake, Post Malone, Travis Scott, XXTentacion, Maroon 5, BTS, Panic! At the Disco, Imagine Dragons, and Lady Gaga have also earned multiple nominations this year. Ariana Grande,

Music veterans Aretha Franklin, Queen, The Rolling Stones, U2, and Sir Eton John have also garnered nominations for this year’s awards.

The nominees for the Billboard Music 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 Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott
Ed Sheeran
XXXTentacion

Top Female Artist:
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Ella Mai
Taylor Swift

Top Duo or 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 Radio Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Post Malone

Top Social Artist:
BTS
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande
Louis Tomlinson

Top Touring Artist:
Beyoncé & 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 R&B Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars

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:
Beyoncé & 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 Female Artist:
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo or 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 or 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:
“Invasion of Privacy” by Cardi B
“Scorpion” by Drake
“beerbongs & bentleys” by Post Malone
“ASTROWORLD” by Travis Scott
“?” by XXXTentacion

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” by Ella Mai
“H.E.R.” by H.E.R.
“American Teen” by Khalid
“My Dear Melancholy,” by The Weeknd
“17” by XXXTentacion

Top Rap Album:
“Invasion of Privacy” by
“Scorpion” by Drake
“beerbongs & bentleys” by Post Malone
“ASTROWORLD” by Travis Scott
“?” by XXXTentacion

Top Country Album:
“Rearview Town” by Jason Aldean
“Kane Brown” by Kane Brown
“This One’s For You” by Luke Combs
“Dan + Shay” by Dan + Shay
“Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Album:
“Come Tomorrow” by Dave Matthews Band
“Origins” by Imagine Dragons
“Delta” by Mumford & Sons
“Pray For The Wicked” by Panic! At This Disco
“Trench” by Twenty One Pilots

Top Latin Album:
“Real Hasta la Muerte” by Anuel AA
“X 100PRE” by Bad Bunny
“Vibras” by J Balvin
“F.A.M.E.” by Maluma
“Aura” by Ozuna

Top Dance or Electronic Album:
“What Is Love?” by Clean Bandit
“7” by David Guetta
“Kids in Love” by Kygo
Major Lazer Essentials” by Major Lazer “
“Sick Boy” by The Chainsmokers

Top Christian Album:
“Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury
“Look Up Child” by Lauren Daigle
“Burn The Ships” by For King & Country
“There Is More” by Hillsong Worship
“Chain Breaker” by Zach Williams

Top Gospel Album:
“Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love” by Snoop Dogg & Various Artists
“Gospel Greats” by Aretha Franklin
“Unstoppable” by Koryn Hawthorne
T“Hiding Place” by Tori Kelly
“Make Room” by Jonathan McReynolds

Top Hot 100 Song:
“I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin
“Lucid Dreams” by Juice Wrld
“Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 with Cardi B
“Better Now” by Post Malone
“SICKO MODE” by Travis Scott

Top Audio Streaming Song:
“I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin
“Lucid Dreams” by Juice Wrld
“Better Now” by Post Malone
“SICKO MODE” by Travis Scott
“SAD!” by XXXTentacion

Top Video Streaming Song:
“In My Feelings” by Drake
“Lucid Dreams” by Juice Wrld
“Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 with Cardi B
“SICKO MODE” by Travis Scott
“SAD!” by XXXTentacion

Top Selling Song:
“I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin
“In My Feelings” by Drake
“Without Me” by Halsey
“Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
“Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 with Cardi B

Top Radio Song:
“Love Lies” by Khalid and Normani
“Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 with Cardi B
“Better Now” by Post Malone
“Meant to Be” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Top Collaboration:
“I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin
“Love Lies” by Khalid and Normani
“Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 with Cardi B
“Happier” by Marshmello and Bastille
“Psycho” by Post Malone with Ty Dolla $ign

Top R&B Song:
“No Brainer” by DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper, and Quavo
“Boo’d Up” by Ella Mai
“Trip” by Ella Mai
“Better” by Khalid
“Freaky Friday” by Lil Dicky with Chris Brown

Top Rap Song:
“I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin
“In My Feelings” by Drake
“Lucid Dreams” by Juice Wrld
“Better Now” by Post Malone
“SICKO MODE” by Travis Scott

Top Country Song:
“Heaven” by Kane Brown
“She Got the Best of Me” by Luke Combs
“Speechless” by Dan + Shay
“Tequila” by Dan + Shay
“Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line

Top Rock Song:

“Sit Next to Me” by Foster The People
“Natural” by Imagine Dragons
“Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons
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“High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco

Top Latin Song:
“Mia” by Bad Bunny with Drake
“Dura” by Daddy Yankee
“Taki Taki” by DJ Snake with Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B
“X” by Nicky Jam and J Balvin
“Te Bote” by Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, and Ozuna

Top Dance or Electronic Song:
“Taki Taki” by DJ Snake with Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B
“One Kiss” by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
“Happier” by Marshmello and Bastille
“Jackie Chan” by Tiësto & Dzeko with Preme and Post Malone
“The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey

Top Christian Song:
“Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury
You Say” by Lauren Daigle “
“joy.” by For King & Country
“Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong Worship
“Known” by Tauren Wells

Top Gospel Song:
“Your Great Name” by Todd Dulaney
“Won’t He Do It” by Koryn Hawthorne
“Never Alone” by Tori Kelly with Kirk Franklin
“Forever” by Jason Nelson
“A Great Work” by Brian Courtney Wilson

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