2019 Billboard Music Awards Nominations Announced

Published: Thursday 4th Apr 2019 by Sam

It’s that time of year!

The Billboard Music Awards are back for its 2019 instalment and today the much anticipated nominees were revealed.

This year’s BBMAs host Kelly Clarkson as well as Dan + Shay were on-hand for the partial announcement this morning on the TODAY Show.

In the time since, the full list of finalists for the May 1st ceremony (which airs live on new network NBC from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas) has surfaced.

See who’s up for what after the jump…

Top Female Artists

Ariana Grande
Cardi B
Ella Mai
Halsey
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artists

Drake
Ed Sheeran
Post Malone
Travis Scott
XXXTentaction

Top Hot 100 Artists

Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Hot 100 Songs

“I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
“Lucid Dreams,” Juice Wrld
“Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 featurng Cardi B
“Better Now,” Post Malone
“Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott

Top Duo/Group

BTS
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! At the Disco
Dan + Shay

Top New Artist
Bazzi
Dua Lipa
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Ella Mai

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

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

Top Social Artist
BTS
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande
Louis Tomlinson

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Dan + Shay
Drake
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott
XXXTentacion

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 Song Sales Artist
Drake
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Lady Gaga
Post Malone

Top R&B Male Artist
Khalid
The Weeknd
XXXTentacion

Top R&B Artist
H.E.R.
Khalid
Ella Mai
The Weeknd
XXXTentacion

Top Touring Artist
Beyonce & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

Top R&B Tour
Beyonce & JAY-Z
Donald Glover
Bruno Mars

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Dan + Shay
Drake
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott
XXXTentacion

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 Song Sales Artist
Drake
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Lady Gaga
Post Malone

Top R&B Male Artist
Khalid
The Weeknd
XXXTentacion

Top R&B Artist
H.E.R.
Khalid
Ella Mai
The Weeknd
XXXTentacion

Top Touring Artist
Beyonce & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

Top R&B Tour
Beyonce & JAY-Z
Donald Glover
Bruno Mars

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  1. Danny Bey April 4, 2019

    These categories 🙄 First off every category has the exact same nominees.

    And since when is XXXTentacion an “R&B Artist”??

    And how is Ariana nominated in all the “Top Artist..” awards but none of her songs are nominated in the songs categories?

    This is goofy. At this point, the only seemingly legit award shows right now are BET Awarfs and Soul Train Awards.

    • Whoops 🤷🏽‍♀️🤭💅🏾 April 4, 2019

      You’d think they know better, but the billboard awards puts anybody black in the r&b category, regardless of what type of music they actually make. They’ve always gotten it wrong. The BET awards and Soul Train awards surpassed these bigger award shows a looong time ago.

      • Danny Bey April 4, 2019

        @Whoops

        I remember when they put Rihanna in the R&B category. I forgot what era it was but I was flabbergasted bc clearly she’s a pop artist. A fu**ing joke.

      • Whoops 🤷🏽‍♀️🤭💅🏾 April 4, 2019

        Exactly, I remember. And it was when Rihanna was making straight pop music, not an r&b influence in sight. Only Girl in the world, We Found Love, etc. and based on that music, they didn’t put her in the pop category. It didn’t make any sense. Rihanna is a pop artist. She belonged right alongside the Katy’s and Gaga’s of the world. R&b is Toni Braxton, Ledisi, Alicia, etc. Nominating any and every black artist like Rihanna and Xxxtentacion, takes away the recognition from artists who ACTUALLY make that music and the Traditional R&b artists the category really applies to get overlooked in the process. That’s what Tamar was trying to say when she discussed this years ago. And it also typecasts black people who are influencing a different genre, I.e., Fka twigs.

    • Jasmine April 4, 2019

      Billboard continues to disrespect R&B music by merging Hip-Hop and R&B like it is the same. It is not the same. Furthermore, there should be a category for Traditional R&B.

  2. KIKI April 4, 2019

    congrats to the nominees

  3. Sorry Justin; BLACK POWER April 4, 2019

    the SHADE toward Miss Monae is INCREDIBLE BISH. and how tf did Timberlake get anywherw on here with that crap album & the Janet backlash? WTF

    • Who are you? Don’t answer that…..nobody….I got it. April 4, 2019

      Janet’s negra nipple doesn’t care about you and it was her bright idea to pull her negra nipple out in the first place. Justin continues and will continue to always win. LOSER!

  4. Jeans April 4, 2019

    Ariana will get Atleast 5 or 6! Damn, she in every category except for a few. Cardi will get a few I imagine.

    These shows will do Anything to the throw Beyonce and JayZ up in something 😂😂😂

    • Dc April 4, 2019

      Show goes by sales so keep hating

  5. Sorry Justin; BLACK POWER April 4, 2019

    billbords done lost their damn minds WOW

  6. ayyye April 4, 2019

    top r and b tour as a category looks random asf… carters must’ve wrote that check to keep their names relevant

    • Beylover April 4, 2019

      So we gonna act like The “On The Run 2 Tour” didn’t gross $253 million over the summer 🙄🙄🙄
      Whew chiiiiiile Beyoncé and husband always got y’all PRESSED LOL!

      • ayyye April 4, 2019

        i said what i said….obviously Taylor will take TOP TOUR as ALWAYS so they created a category for ur fav

  7. Echo April 4, 2019

    Why did you post the Top Tour and R&B Tour twice? To make it seem like Jay and Bey are nominated for more? 😂😂😂. This site is wack. They didn’t get one single nomination for their duet album, but you bums posted their pic first in the headlines. This site continues to go downhill.

    • Dc April 4, 2019

      It goes by sales and they album flopped 😂😂😂

  8. Whoops 🤷🏽‍♀️🤭💅🏾 April 4, 2019

    Top selling song, top selling song artist, top billboard 200 album, top billboard 200 artist, top radio songs artist? The hell is with these categories?? It looks like Billboard, being about chart achievement, ran out of legitimate categories to make a 2-3 hour long show so they just made stuff up. 🙄 And it’s all literally filled with the SAME 5 artists. The billboard awards have never been interesting. But What’s the point of even watching this?

  9. Isiah Thomas Blount April 4, 2019

    how is there a top r&b male category and then a Top R&b artist . but not a female one. and the same males are in both. thats dumb

    • Danny Bey April 4, 2019

      Top Female Artist is the first mentioned

  10. ~The Arcade~ April 4, 2019

    The same 5 names

  11. Lou-Andrew Rodriguez April 4, 2019

    Nick achieves 100+ Billboard Hot 100 entries and she’s not recognised!?

    • LUCKI April 4, 2019

      “Queen” along with every single she released last year FLOPPED. These awards are about sales.

  12. AdeleFan April 4, 2019

    This to show u that y’all don’t know s*** about the Billboard award show. Billboard awards only focus on billboard chart performance: sales and how long a song or album charted. So this is why every song nominated is about sales.

  13. Haterz Gon‘ Hate April 4, 2019

    LOOOOOOL at the children running up and down these comments talking ‘bout the same artists being nominated 🤣🤣 Reading comprehension is KEY. The word TOP is not only a sexual position for you bottoms – it’s indicates THE MOST SALES. BIllboard is a SALES driven chart that factored in airplay LATER in its history. I CANNOT today 🍿🍿🍿😭😭😭

    • Haterz Gon‘ Hate April 4, 2019

      ***Airplay AND STREAMING

    • Paulo April 4, 2019

      ⚰👏

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  15. Theman April 4, 2019

    Mariah has the best r&b album period. And she has sold more pure copies than the other r&b artists. This sh## is made up & fake. Some of these artists don’t even go in certain categories. This show is trash. They be creating awards for certain artists.

  16. Danny Bey April 4, 2019

    To save this atrocity and blasphemy, I need Cardi and Bruno to perform Please Me. For the culture

    • Kara April 4, 2019

      A song the make from an R. Pedo sample bish please…nothing and no one can save that wack ass show.

  17. You Are IRRELEVANT! and a no name April 4, 2019

    What trash. I will watch next year’s show.

  18. Irving Zarate April 6, 2019

    Where’s Icky Garbage?

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