Cardi B, Drake and Post Malone are the biggest contenders at the annual Billboard Awards this year. Cardi B is in the lead with a total of 21 nominations, the organization announced on Thursday.

The hip-hop artist has been nominated as the best artist and the best female artist. In addition, she is represented with various albums such as Girls Like You, a collaboration with Maroon 5.

Drake and Post Malone, each good for seventeen nominations, have a chance, just like Cardi B, to be named best artist. Ariana Grande (nine nominations) and Travis Scott (thirteen nominations) complete the list of contenders.

The Billboard Music Awards are among the largest music prizes in the United States. The prizes are awarded based on popularity in the Billboard magazine .

Last year Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners. They both won six prizes.

The prizes will be awarded this year on 1 May in Las Vegas. Just like last year, the presentation is in the hands of Kelly Clarkson.