Rapper Cardi B made it to headlines after being the leading contender at the Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations. She was also declared the top Female Rap Artist last year. The nominations include the ones for Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Selling Song and Top Rap Album etc. The same was announced by NBC and Dick Clark Productions on Thursday. The Billboard Music Award is an honour given out annually by Billboard which is a publication and music popularity chart covering the music business. The Billboard Music Awards show was started in 1990.

Rapper Cardi B made it to headlines after being the leading contender at the Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations. She was also declared the top Female Rap Artist last year.

Cardi B’s real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar and she was born and raised in New York. She became an Internet sensation after her videos went viral on Instagram and Vine. In the 2018 American Music Awards, she was nominated for a number of categories. In the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, she was nominated for eight categories and she won the Top Rap Female Artist. Moreover, she also received Gold Hip Hop Bravo Otto Award in 2018. The Bravo Otto Award is an annual award being presented since 1957 and winners are selected by the readers of the Bravo Magazine.

She also has her name registered in Guinness World Record Book as of 2019. She has won Most simultaneous Billboard US Hot 100 entries by a female and Most simultaneous Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top 10 entries by a female. Moreover, she also made history by being the first female artist to have won The Best Rap Album Grammy for her debut Invasion Of Privacy. She won this by moving ahead and beating the albums by late Mac Miller,late Nipsey Hussle,Pusha T and Scott. Cardi is also the fifth woman ever nominated in the award category created since 1995.

She also has her name registered in Guinness World Record Book as of 2019. She has won Most Billboard US Hot 100 entries by a female and Most simultaneous Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top 10 entries by a female.

How Cardi B Inspires Women Rappers Around The Globe

The most important aspect of Cardi’s personality is her humour. There have been times when people looked down upon her and tried to mock her. But the subtle responses by Cardi really did shut their mouth.

Cardi not only deals with her opponents effectively but also inspires women to pursue their dreams, without affecting their decisions by what others say. Cardi is known for her rough and playful image. She has always been an open book right since the beginning of her career.

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The other nominees in the Billboard awards are Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper nominated for Chart Achievement award and Top Sound track And Top Selling Song. This year’s award ceremony has two fan voted categories too. These are —Top Social Artist and The Chart Achiever. The award ceremony will be hosted by the American singer and songwriter Kelly Clarkson in Las Vegas on May 1. She will be returning as host of the ceremony. Last year, in 2018, she had also emceed the Billboard Music Awards- Edition 2018. The event continued for three hours and was aired on NBC . The 2019 edition will be taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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