Cardi B tops 2019 Billboard Awards nominations with 21
Cardi B is back on top. This time the chart-topper is leading the 2019 Billboard Music Awards nominees, followed by Drake and Post Malone.
The “I Like It” rapper clinched 21 nods when the nominees were announced Thursday, compared with her eight nominations last year. That puts her just shy of the record for most nominations ever; Drake and the Chainsmokers each notched 22 nominations in 2017.
The newly minted Grammy Award winner was recognized in the top artist, female artist, rap artist, rap female artist, rap album and streaming-song artist categories, among others across the award show’s 56 categories. Drake and Post Malone each earned 17 nominations.
Rounding out the top artist list are Ariana Grande and Travis Scott, who earned nine and 12 nominations each, respectively.