Cardi B is stealing the show before it begins. The rapper is at the head of the class, with a whopping 21 nominations in 18 categories, including top Hot 100 song, top-selling song, and top collaboration.
It wouldn’t be an awards show without Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Their smash duet “Shallow” from "A Star is Born" is up for top-selling song. The BFFs are also included in nominations for chart achievement awards and soundtrack. Gaga is nominated separately for top song sales artist.
Other highlights include nine nominations for Ariana Grande, including for top artist. Post Malone is nominated 17 times, including for top artist.
Country stars Maren Morris, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood made the cut, as did rockers U2, Mumford & Sons and Imagine Dragons. Get the full list of nominees below.
Kelly Clarkson will host the 2019 Billboard Music Awards from Las Vegas. The show will air live at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.