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Billboard Music AwardsIt was another star-studded Billboard Music Awards show presentation when it was televised on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 beginning at 8:00 PM ET on NBC.

2019 Billboard Music Awards nominees included Cardi B who was nominated 21 times in 18 categories. She competed against herself in three categories -- top Hot 100 song, top selling song, and top collaboration. Drake and Post Malone followed with 17 nominations each. Travis Scott was up for 12 awards, and XXXTentacion was up for 10.

Returning this year to host the ceremony from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for the second consecutive time was pop music star and coach on "The Voice", Kelly Clarkson.

Kicking off the awards show was Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie with a worldwide television premiere performance of “Me!” The rest of the performance lineup for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards included host Kelly Clarkson, along with Lauren Daigle, Panic! At The Disco, Khalid, Halsey, Ciara, Tori Kelly, and Dan + Shay.



Special performances included BTS and Halsey performing together, along with a special performance by 2019 Billboard Icon Award, Mariah Carey; a special appearance by Paula Abdul singing a medley of her hits; a reunited Jonas Brothers -- along with the world television premiere of "Medellín" by Madonna and Maluma!

Topping it all off was a performance by Ariana Grande, performing direct from her tour stop at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Along with all-star performances, presenters at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards included Asher Angel, Becky G, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley, Cobie Smulders, Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, David Guetta, Erin and Sara Foster, David Terry, Eva Longoria, Florida Georgia Line, Jennifer Hudson, Jesse Spencer, Julia Michaels, Julianne Hough, Kane Brown, Olivia Wilde, Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever, Ralph Macchio, Rob Gronkowski, Ross Lynch and Kiernan Shipka, Sabrina Carpenter, Sophia Turner and Tye Sheridan, Terry Crews and William Zabka

Just up ahead, check out the big winners at the 2019 BMAs, along with fun facts and trivia about one of America's most notable nights in music.


All about the Billboard Music Awards

What sets the BMAs apart from most award shows?

Based on Nielsen data for sales, downloads and airplay, the BMA Music Awards recognize that fans vote with their pocketbook. Therefore, it's only the most popular recording and touring artists of the year who earn their place on an annual roster of top nominees and winners.


DID YOU KNOW? Billboard Music Awards fun facts & trivia

Billboard Music Awards top winners
Top BMA winners of all time.

• Among the top winners at the BMA's, Taylor Swift leads the pack with 21 awards -- followed by Garth Brooks with 19, Usher and Adele both with 18, Whitney Houston with 16, and Justin Bieber with 15.

• The very first Billboard Awards aired in 1989 when Michael Jackson won for Album of The Year for "Bad" and Janet Jackson Video Of The Year for "Miss You Much".

• The Billboard Millennium Award has only been awarded to three people: Beyonce Knowles (2011), Whitney Houston (posthumously, in 2012) and Britney Spears (2016).

• The only two artists to win the Spotlight Award (for five consecutive number ones singles from one album) has been Michael Jackson for "Bad" (1988) and Katy Perry for "Teenage Dream" (2012).

• The only two artists who can boast multiple wins for Top Male Artist is Eminem (2010 and 2011) and Justin Bieber (2013 and 2016).

• Canadian rapper Drake holds the record for most career wins at the Billboard Music Awards with a total of 27, followed by Taylor Swift with 23 wins.

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2019 Billboard Music Awards Nominees & WINNERS

Top Artist:
Cardi B
Drake -- WINNER
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top New Artist:
Bazzi
Juice WRLD -- WINNER
Lil Baby
Dua Lipa
Ella Mai

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

Top Male Artist:
Drake -- WINNER
Post Malone
Travis Scott
Ed Sheeran
XXXTentacion

Top Female Artist:
Cardi B
Ariana Grande -- WINNER
Halsey
Ella Mai
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
BTS -- WINNER
Dan + Shay
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco

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

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Cardi B
Drake -- WINNER
Ariana Grande
Juice Wrld
Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake -- WINNER
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
XXXTentacion

Top Song Sales Artist:
Drake -- WINNER
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Lady Gaga
Post Malone

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake -- WINNER
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Post Malone

Top Social Artist:
BTS -- WINNER
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande
Louis Tomlinson

Top Touring Artist:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran -- WINNER
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

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

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
The Weeknd -- WINNER
XXXTentacion

Top R&B Female Artist:
H.E.R.
Ella Mai -- WINNER
Queen Naija

Top R&B Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z -- WINNER
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars

Top Rap Artist:
Cardi B
Drake -- WINNER
Juice Wrld
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake -- WINNER
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Female Artist:
Cardi B -- WINNER
City Girls
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z -- WINNER
Drake
Travis Scott

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs -- WINNER
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Top Country Male Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs -- WINNER

Top Country Female Artist:
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood -- WINNER

Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay -- WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney -- WINNER
Shania Twain

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons -- WINNER
Lovelytheband
Panic! At The Disco
Queen
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Elton John -- WINNER
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Latin Artist:
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna -- WINNER
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
Odesza
The Chainsmokers -- WINNER

Top Christian Artist:
Cory Asbury
Lauren Daigle -- WINNER
For King & Country
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tori Kelly
Tasha Cobbs Leonard -- WINNER
Marvin Sapp

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”
Drake “Scorpion” -- WINNER
Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys"
Travis Scott “ASTROWORLD”
XXXTentacion “?”

Top Soundtrack:
“13 Reasons Why: Season 2”
“A Star is Born” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
“The Greatest Showman” -- WINNER

Top R&B Album:
Ella Mai “Ella Mai”
H.E.R. “H.E.R.”
Khalid “American Teen”
The Weeknd “My Dear Melancholy,”
XXXTentacion “17” -- WINNER

Top Rap Album:
Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”
Drake “Scorpion” -- WINNER
Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys"
Travis Scott “ASTROWORLD”
XXXTentacion “?”

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean “Rearview Town”
Kane Brown “Kane Brown”
Luke Combs “This One’s For You” -- WINNER
Dan + Shay “Dan + Shay”
Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty”

Top Rock Album:
Dave Matthews Band “Come Tomorrow”
Imagine Dragons “Origins”
Mumford & Sons “Delta”
Panic! At This Disco “Pray For The Wicked” -- WINNER
Twenty One Pilots “Trench”

Top Latin Album:
Anuel AA “Real Hasta la Muerte”
Bad Bunny “X 100PRE”
J Balvin “Vibras”
Maluma “F.A.M.E.”
Ozuna “Aura” -- WINNER

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Clean Bandit “What Is Love?”
David Guetta “7”
Kygo “Kids in Love”
Major Lazer “Major Lazer Essentials”
The Chainsmokers “Sick Boy” -- WINNER

Top Christian Album:
Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”
Lauren Daigle “Look Up Child” -- WINNER
For King & Country “Burn The Ships”
Hillsong Worship “There Is More”
Zach Williams “Chain Breaker”

Top Gospel Album:
Snoop Dogg & Various Artists “Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love”
Aretha Franklin “Gospel Greats”
Koryn Hawthorne “Unstoppable”
Tori Kelly “Hiding Place” -- WINNER
Jonathan McReynolds “Make Room”

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Juice Wrld “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You” -- WINNER
Post Malone “Better Now”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Juice Wrld “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone “Better Now”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE” -- WINNER
XXXTentacion “SAD!”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Drake “In My Feelings” -- WINNER
Juice Wrld “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”
XXXTentacion “SAD!”

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

Top Radio Song:
Khalid & Normani “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You” -- WINNER
Post Malone “Better Now”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

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

Top R&B Song:
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo “No Brainer”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up” -- WINNER
Ella Mai “Trip”
Khalid “Better”
Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown “Freaky Friday”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It” -- WINNER
Drake “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone “Better Now”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown “Heaven”
Luke Combs “She Got the Best of Me”
Dan + Shay “Speechless”
Dan + Shay “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be” -- WINNER

Top Rock Song:
Foster The People “Sit Next to Me”
Imagine Dragons “Natural”
Imagine Dragons “Whatever It Takes”
Lovelytheband “broken”
Panic! At The Disco “High Hopes” -- WINNER

Top Latin Song:
Bad Bunny ft. Drake “Mia”
Daddy Yankee “Dura”
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B “Taki Taki”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin “X”
Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna “Te Bote” -- WINNER

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B “Taki Taki”
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa “One Kiss”
Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”
Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone “Jackie Chan”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle” -- WINNER

Top Christian Song:
Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”
Lauren Daigle “You Say” -- WINNER
For King & Country “joy.”
Hillsong Worship “Who You Say I Am”
Tauren Wells “Known”

Top Gospel Song:
Todd Dulaney “Your Great Name”
Koryn Hawthorne “Won’t He Do It” -- WINNER
Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin “Never Alone”
Jason Nelson “Forever”
Brian Courtney Wilson “A Great Work”



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