Cardi B, Drake, and Beyoncé Lead 2019 BET Awards Nominations




 

Cardi B leads the 2019 BET Awards contenders with seven nominations.

The full list of nods dropped Friday, with the ensuing ceremony set for June 23 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Drake also had a strong showing with 5 nominations, with a three-way tie-Beyoncé, J. Cole, and Travis Scott-rounding out the top nominees with four each, respectively.

For the full rundown of 2019 nominees, including potential Video Director of the Year winner Karena Evans, see below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Best Group

Best Collaboration

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Video of the Year

Video Director of the Year

Best New Artist

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Best International Act

Best New International Act - (Fan Voted Category)

Best Actress

Best Actor

YoungStars Award

Best Movie

Sportswoman of the Year

Sportsman of the Year

Album of the Year

2019 Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award

BET Her Award

In a statement touting the awards show's nearly two-decade legacy, BET Head of Programming Connie Orlando congratulated this year's honorees.

"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," Orlando said Friday. "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."

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