Cardi B performs onstage as Fashion Nova Presents: Party With Cardi on May 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo: Jerritt Clark (Getty Images for Fashion Nova)

The blackest night in entertainment is returning for another round this summer! You hear that? It’s the sound of Bardi Gang rolling their tongues to scream a rousing, “Okurrt!”

That’s right, 2019 is the year of Cardi B, who leads the pack of 2019 BET Awards nominations. The Invasion of Privacy artist racked in a total of seven noms, including Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Album of the Year.

Drake is second on the leaders board with five noms, including Male Hip-Hop Artist and is going toe-to-toe with Cardi (who has two noms in the same category) for the Video of the Year win.

Beyoncé, Travis Scott, and J. Cole tie for the bronze, each receiving four nominations.

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As for film, it looks like visceral and heartfelt stories dominated — BlacKkKlansman, Creed II, If Beale Street Could Talk, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, and The Hate U Give received nominations this year for Best Movie.

The children are our future and this year’s Young Stars Award noms include a promising bunch, from Marsai Martin to Caleb McLaughlin.

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And as always, sports counts as entertainment at the BET Awards with the Sportsman/Sportswoman of The Year awards. Sports juggernauts such as LeBron James and Serena Williams are up for those in their respective categories.

“Eighteen years ago, we launched the BET Awards, and since then, we have celebrated cool in ways that can’t be duplicated elsewhere,” Connie Orlando, Executive Vice President, Head of Programming at BET, said in an official press release. “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.’”

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The 2019 BET Awards will pop off Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater.

The complete list of nominations for the 2019 BET Awards are listed below:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

BEYONCÉ

ELLA MAI

H.E.R.

SOLANGE

SZA

TEYANA TAYLOR

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

ANDERSON .PAAK

BRUNO MARS

CHILDISH GAMBINO

CHRIS BROWN

JOHN LEGEND

KHALID

Best Group

CHLOE X HALLE

CITY GIRLS

LIL BABY & GUNNA

MIGOS

THE CARTERS

Best Collaboration

21 SAVAGE FT. J. COLE “A LOT “

CARDI B & BRUNO MARS “PLEASE ME”

CARDI B FT. BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN “I LIKE IT”

H.E.R. FT. BRYSON TILLER “COULD’VE BEEN”

TRAVIS SCOTT FT. DRAKE “SICKO MODE”

TYGA FT. OFFSET “TASTE”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

21 SAVAGE

DRAKE

J. COLE

MEEK MILL

NIPSEY HUSSLE

TRAVIS SCOTT

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

CARDI B

KASH DOLL

LIZZO

MEGAN THEE STALLION

NICKI MINAJ

REMY MA

Video of the Year

21 SAVAGE “A LOT” FT. J. COLE

CARDI B “MONEY”

CARDI B & BRUNO MARS “PLEASE ME”

CHILDISH GAMBINO “THIS IS AMERICA”

DRAKE “NICE FOR WHAT”

THE CARTERS “APES**T”

Video Director of the Year

BENNY BOOM

COLIN TILLEY

DAVE MEYERS

HYPE WILLIAMS

KARENA EVANS

Best New Artist

BLUEFACE

CITY GIRLS

JUICE WRLD

LIL BABY

QUEEN NAIJA

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

ERICA CAMPBELL FT. WARRYN CAMPBELL “ALL OF MY LIFE”

FRED HAMMOND “TELL ME WHERE IT HURTS”

KIRK FRANKLIN “LOVE THEORY”

SNOOP DOGG FT. RANCE ALLEN “BLESSING ME AGAIN”

TORI KELLY FT. KIRK FRANKLIN “NEVER ALONE”

Best International Act

AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)

AYA NAKAMURA (FRANCE)

BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)

DAVE (U.K.)

DOSSEH (FRANCE)

GIGGS (U.K.)

MR EAZI (NIGERIA)

Best New International Act – (Fan Voted Category)

HEADIE ONE (U.K.)

JOK’AIR (FRANCE)

NESLY (FRANCE)

OCTAVIAN (U.K.)

SHO MADJOZI (AFRICA)

TENIOLA APATA (AFRICA)

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

BLACKKKLANSMAN

CREED II

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

ASTROWORLD TRAVIS SCOTT

CHAMPIONSHIPS MEEK MILL

ELLA MAI ELLA MAI

EVERYTHING IS LOVE THE CARTERS

INVASION OF PRIVACY CARDI B

2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN “I LIKE IT”

CHILDISH GAMBINO “THIS IS AMERICA”

DRAKE “IN MY FEELINGS”

ELLA MAI “TRIP”

J. COLE “MIDDLE CHILD”

TRAVIS SCOTT FT. DRAKE “SICKO MODE”

BET Her Award

ALICIA KEYS “RAISE A MAN”

CIARA “LEVEL UP”

H.E.R. “HARD PLACE”

JANELLE MONÁE “PYNK”

QUEEN NAIJA “MAMA’S HAND”

TEYANA TAYLOR “ROSE IN HARLEM”