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Watch Cardi B celebrate her 21 Billboard Music Awards nominations

Tatyana Jenene

 // Apr 6, 2019

If Cardi B's 21 Billboard Music Awards nominations tell us anything, they're letting us know that it is Cardi B's world and we're just living in it.

The 26-year-old Bronx rapper is nominated 21 times in 18 categories and will compete against herself in three categories—Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, and Top Collaboration— at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

The "Money" rapper took to Instagram on Thursday to celebrate her nominations "jstlbby-style" by only filming one hand. "I wanna say thank you so much y'all," she stated in the video. Cardi went on to say that she doesn't think she's going to win all 18 categories, but the nominations did make her feel like "I'm that bitch right now."



"I remember when all I ever wanted to do was chart on the Hot 100 charts," she continued. "I was like, if I chart, I'm official. Like I celebrated my first charting— when I charted at [No.] 75—the same way I celebrated my first No. 1 on the Billboard charts."

Drake and Post Malone each have 17 BMA nominations. Travis Scott is up for 12 awards, and XXXTentacion is up for 10.

Kelly Clarkson will host the 2019 Billboard Music Awards from the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. The show will air live at 8 pm ET on NBC.

See the full list of nominations below.



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 (fan-voted):

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 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 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 Latin Artist:

Anuel AA

Bad Bunny

J Balvin

Ozuna

Romeo Santos

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

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 - 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 Latin Album:

Anuel AA - Real Hasta la Muerte

Bad Bunny - X 100PRE

J Balvin - Vibras

Maluma - F.A.M.E.

Ozuna - Aura

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

Top Hot 100 Song:

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin "I Like It"

Juice Wrld "Lucid Dreams"

Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B "Girls Like You"

Post Malone "Better Now"

Travis Scott "SICKO MODE"

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & 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 & 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 & Grey - "The Middle"

Top Collaboration:

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & 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 R&B Song:

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo -"No Brainer"

Ella Mai - "Boo'd Up"

Ella Mai - "Trip"

Khalid - "Better"

Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown - "Freaky Friday"

Top Rap Song:

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin - "I Like It"

Drake - "In My Feelings"

Juice Wrld - "Lucid Dreams"

Post Malone - "Better Now"

Travis Scott - "SICKO MODE"

Top Latin Song:

Bad Bunny ft. Drake - "Mia"

Daddy Yankee - "Dura"

DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B. - "Taki Taki"

Nicky Jam & J Balvin - "X"

Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna -"Te Bote"

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B. - "Taki Taki"

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa - "One Kiss"

Marshmello & Bastille - "Happier"

Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone - "Jackie Chan"

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey - "The Middle"

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"

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