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Cardi B leads the 2019 BET Awards nominations – see the full list here

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 // May 17, 2019

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While festival season is already officially in full swing, this time of year also means that the annual BET Awards are drawing near as well.

The nominees for this year's festivities were announced in full on Friday (May 17) and not too surprisingly, Cardi B leads the pack.

As announced by BET, the Bronx rapper leads with seven nominations, including categories Best Female Hip Hop Artist and Video of the Year. Drake falls in second, garnering an impressive five nominations. Beyoncé, J. Cole and Travis Scott round out the top nominees with four nods respectively.

"Eighteen years ago we launched the BET Awards and since then we have celebrated cool in ways that can't be duplicated elsewhere," Connie Orlando, executive vice president and head of programming at BET, shared in a statement.

"From Michael Jackson and James Brown busting dance moves together to Monique paying homage to Beyoncé in an unforgettable dance number to BET reuniting the Fugees we have set the tone for what cool looks like," she continued. "This year we are even more so committed to continuing to create the unforgettable moments that have made the BET Awards the preeminent celebration of black culture."

The BET Awards, which is now in its 19th year, will air live on Sunday, June 23, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will celebrate winners across 20 categories in music and entertainment.

See the full list of nominations below:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé

Ella Mai

H.E.R.

Solange

Sza

Teyana Taylor

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Anderson .Paak

Bruno Mars

Childish Gambino

Chris Brown

John Legend

Khalid

Best Group

Chloe X Halle

City Girls

Lil Baby & Gunna

Migos

The Carters

Best Collaboration

21 Savage Ft. J. Cole "A Lot"

Cardi B & Bruno Mars "Please Me"

Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin "I Like It"

H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller "Could've Been"

Travis Scott Ft. Drake "Sicko Mode"

Tyga Ft. Offset "Taste"

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

21 Savage

Drake

J. Cole

Meek Mill

Nipsey Hussle

Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B

Kash Doll

Lizzo

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Video Of The Year21 Savage "A Lot Ft. J. Cole"

Cardi B "Money"

Cardi B & Bruno Mars "Please Me"

Childish Gambino "This Is America"

Drake "Nice For What"

The Carters "Apes**T"

Video Director Of The Year

Benny Boom

Colin Tilley

Dave Meyers

Hype Williams

Karena Evans

Best New Artist

Blueface

City Girls

Juice Wrld

Lil Baby

Queen Naija

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational AwardErica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell "All Of My Life"

Fred Hammond "Tell Me Where It Hurts"

Kirk Franklin "Love Theory"

Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen "Blessing Me Again"

Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin "Never Alone"

Best International Act

Aka (South Africa)

Aya Nakamura (France)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Dave (Uk)

Dosseh (France)

Giggs (Uk)

Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)

Best New International Act – (Fan Voted Category)

Headie One (Uk)

Jokair (France)

Nesly (France)

Octavian (Uk)

Sho Madjozi (South Africa)

Teni (Nigeria)

Best Actress

Issa Rae

Regina Hall

Regina King

Taraji P. Henson

Tiffany Haddish

Viola Davis

Best Actor

Anthony Anderson

Chadwick Boseman

Denzel Washington

Mahershala Ali

Michael B. Jordan

Omari Hardwick

Youngstars AwardCaleb Mclaughlin

Lyric Ross

Marsai Martin

Michael Rainey Jr.

Miles Brown

Best Movie

Blackkklansman

Creed 2

If Beale Street Could Talk

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

The Hate U Give

Sportswoman Of The Year

Allyson Felix

Candace Parker

Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams

Simone Biles

Sportsman Of The Year

Kevin Durant

Lebron James

Odell Beckham Jr.

Stephen Curry

Tiger Woods

Album Of The Year

Travis Scott, "Astroworld"

Meek Mill, "Championships"

Ella Mai, "Ella Mai"

The Carters, "Everything Is Love"

Cardi B, "Invasion Of Privacy"

2019 Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice AwardCardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin "I Like It"

Childish Gambino "This Is America"

Drake "In My Feelings"

Ella Mai "Trip"

J. Cole "Middle Child"

Travis Scott Ft. Drake "Sicko Mode"

Bet Her Award

Alicia Keys "Raise A Man"

Ciara "Level Up"

H.E.R. "Hard Place"

Janelle Monáe "Pynk"

Queen Naija "Mama's Hand"

Teyana Taylor "Rose In Harlem"

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