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Cardi B, Drake, Beyoncé + more lead BET 2019 nominations

NOMINEES: Drake & Beyoncé

THE 2019 BET Awards nominations are in, and Cardi B is leading the pack.

The rapper has been nominated for seven nominations including ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ two separate nods in both the ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Video of the Year’ categories, ‘Album of the Year’ and the ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award.’

Following the Bodak Yellow star, Drake is nominated for five awards including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ and the ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award.’

Beyoncé, Travis Scott and J. Cole all scored four nominations each, while Bruno Mars, 21 Savage, Childish Gambino, H.E.R. and Ella Mai each received three nominations.

In its nineteenth year, the BET Awards continues to celebrate the presenmt and future of black music and entertainment, by recognisign artists, entertainers, and athletes across 20 categories with their nominations.

The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.

“The BET Awards is a powerful platform for celebrating and elevating black excellence from around the world,” said Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International.

“We look forward to honoring this year’s Best International Act and Best New International Act during the BET Awards main and surround programming that will broadcast to a global audience.”

Connie Orlando, Executive Vic President, Head of Programming at BET said: “18 years ago we launched the BET Awards and since then we have celebrated cool in ways that can’t be duplicated elsewhere. From Michael Jackson and James Brown busting dance moves together to Monique paying homage to Beyoncé in an unforgettable dance number to BET reuniting the Fugees we have set the tone for what cool looks like.

“This year we are even more so committed to continuing to create the unforgettable moments that have made the BET Awards the preeminent celebration of black culture. From the entire BET family, we congratulate each nominee and look forward to celebrating their talent and contributions at the ‘2019 BET Awards’.”

See the complete list of nominees below:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Ella Mai
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 & Gunna
The Carters

Best Collaboration
21 Savage Ft. J. Cole
Cardi B & Bruno Mars
Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin
H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller
Travis Scott Ft. Drake
Tyga Ft. Offset

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
21 Savage
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Kash Doll
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

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

Best New International Act – (Fan Voted Category)
Headie One (Uk)
Jokair (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (Uk)
Sho Madjodzi (Africa)
Teniola Apata (Africa)

Video Of The Year
21 Savage
Cardi B
Cardi B & Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
The Carters

Video Director Of The Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
Karena Evans

Best New Artist
City Girls
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Queen Naija

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell
Fred Hammond
Kirk Franklin
Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen
Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin

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
Creed 2
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

Album Of The Year
Ella Mai
Everything Is Love
Invasion Of Privacy

2019 Coca-cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Childish Gambino
Ella Mai
J. Cole
Travis Scott Ft. Drake

Bet Her Award
Alicia Keys
Janelle Monáe
Queen Naija
Teyana Taylor

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