2019 BET Awards: Cardi B Leads the Nominations

NEW YORK - OCT 17, 2017: Cardi B attends the TIDAL X: Brooklyn concert at the Barclays Center on October 17, 2017, in New York. (Credit: Shutterstock)

The nominations are in for the 2019 BET Awards and Cardi B is the clear leader.

The “Money” rapper landed seven nods, including Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Album of the Year, BET announced Friday.

She’s followed by Drake with five nominations, while Nipsey Hussle received a posthumous nod. The slain rapper picked up a best male hip-hop artist nomination, and will compete against J. Cole, Travis Scott, Meek Mill, 21 Savage and Drake.

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The awards will also honor stars for work in television, film, sports and philanthropy.

“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 VP and Head of Programming at BET, said in a statement. “From Michael Jackson and James Brown busting dance moves together to Monique paying homage to Beyoncé in an unforgettable dance number… we have set the tone for what cool looks like.”

The 2019 BET Awards will take place Sunday, June 23 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show is set to air live at 8 p.m. ET across seven Viacom networks, including BET, BET HER, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, VH1 and Logo.

Below is the full list of nominations.

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 Feat. 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 feat. 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 YEAR
21 Savage feat. J. Cole, “A Lot”
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

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Astroworld, Travis Scott
Championships, Meek Mill
Ella Mai, Ella Mai
Everything Is Love, The Carters
Invasion Of Privacy, Cardi B

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 AWARD
Caleb Mclaughlin
Lyric Ross
Marsai Martin
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

BEST MOVIE
Blackkklansman
Creed II
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

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”

BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Erica 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 (U.K.)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (U.K.)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT (FAN VOTED CATEGORY)
Headie One (U.K.)
Jok’air (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (U.K.)
Sho Madjozi (Africa)
Teniola Apata (Africa)

2019 COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Cardi 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 feat. Drake, “Sicko Mode”

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