Cardi B, Drake and Beyoncé top BET Award nominations

The nominations for the 2019 BET Awards were announced today with Cardi B leading with 7 nods, followed by Drake (5), Beyonce, Travis Scott and J. Cole each with four. Bruno Mars, 21 Savage, Childish Gambino, HER and Ella Mai also received multiple nominations. The show, now in its 19th year, airs live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, June 23.

In a year where Cardi B dominated, it’s no surprise that her “Invasion of Privacy” is up for album of the year. It will compete against Travis Scott’s “Astroworld,” Meek Mill’s “Championships,” Ella Mai’s self-titled debut album, and The Carters’ “Everything Is Love.”

The BET Awards honor winners in 20 categories. Among the acting nominees are Issa Rae, Regina Hall, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Tiffany Haddish and Viola Davis in the Best Actress race and Anthony Anderson, Chadwick Boseman, Denzel Washington, Mahershala Ali, Michael B. Jordan and Omari Hardwick.

Connie Orlando, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at BET, said, “Eighteen years ago we started the BET Awards and since then we’ve celebrated cool in a way that can’t be. reproduced elsewhere. From Michael Jackson and James Brown splashing dance moves together to Monique paying homage to Beyoncé in an unforgettable dance number at BET reuniting the Fugees, we’ve set the tone for what cool looks like. This year, we’re even more determined to continue creating the unforgettable moments that have made the BET Awards the ultimate celebration of black culture.

Orlando is executive producer of the 2019 BET Awards along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

See the full list of nominations below:

Best R&B/Pop Female Artist
Ella May
Teyana Taylor

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Anderson Paak
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
john legend

Best group
Chloe X Halle
city ​​girls
Lil baby and Gunna
The Carters

Better cooperation
21 feet wild. J. Cole “A lot”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars “Please”
Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
SHE ft. Bryson Tiller “Could have been”
Travis Scott Ft. Drake “Sick Mode”
Tyga Ft. Offset “Taste”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
21 Wild
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
Travis Scott

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Kash Doll
Megan you stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

Video of the Year
21 Savage “A lot of feet. J. Cole”
Cardi B “The Money”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars “Please”
Childish Gambino “This is America”
Drake “Nice for what”
The Carters “Monkeys**T”

Video director of the year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
David Meyers
hype williams
Karena Evans

Best New Artist
blue face
city ​​girls
juice world
Little baby
Queen Naija

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell “All My Life”
Fred Hammond “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin “Love Theory”
Snoop Dogg ft. Rance Allen “Bless Me Again”
Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin “Never Alone”

Best International Act
Aka (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Dave (UK)
Dosse (France)
Giggs (UK)
Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)

Best New International Act – (Fan Voted Category)
Headie One (UK)
Jokair (France)
Nesly (France)
Octave (UK)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Teni (Nigeria)

Best Actress
Issa Rae
Regina Room
Regina King
Taraji P.Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis

Best actor
Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

Young Star Awards
Caleb McLaughlin
Lyric Ross
Marsai Martin
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

Best film
Creed 2
If Beale Street Could Talk
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The hate you give

Sportswoman of the year
Allyson Felix
Candice Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the year
Kevin Durant
james lebron
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry
Tiger Woods

album of the year
Travis Scott, “Astroworld”
Meek Mill, “Championships”
Ella Mai, “Ella Mai”
The Carters, “All Is Love”
Cardi B, “Invasion of Privacy”

2019 Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin “I like it”
Childish Gambino “This is America”
Drake “In My Feelings”
Ella May “Journey”
J. Cole “Middle Child”
Travis Scott Ft. Drake “Sick Mode”

Bet your price
Alicia Keys “Raise a Man”
Ciara “Upper Level”
SOUND “Hard Place”
Janelle Monae “Pynk”
Queen Naija “Mom’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor “Pink in Harlem”