The "Billboard Music Award" Nominees

The nominees for this year's Billboard Music Awards have been announced . . . and Cardi B leads the pack with 21 nominations, followed by Drake and Post Malone, with 17 each.

Cardi just missed the record of 22 nominations in one year. Both Drake and The Chainsmokers got that many two years ago.

Travis Scott received 12 nominations, followed by the late XXXTentacion with 10 and Ariana Grande with nine. 

This year's Top Artist category features: Cardi B, Drake, Ariana Grande, Post Malone, and Travis Scott

And the Top New Artist nominees are: Bazzi,J uice WRLD, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, and Ella Mai.

The show airs live on NBC on Wednesday, May 1st, withKelly Clarksonhosting.

(Check out the ridiculously long list of nomineeshere.)

Nina Rawz

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