Cardi B Leads 2019 'Billboard' Music Awards With 21 Nominations Cardi likes her nominations like that. The rapper fell just short of the record for most 'Billboard' nominations, set by Drake and The Chainsmokers with 22 nominations each in 2017. Cardi made history earlier this year when she became the first solo female rapper to win the Grammy for best rap album. The 26-year-old is nominated for top artist against Drake, Ariana Grande, Post Malone and Travis Scott. Drake and Post Malone tied for

Photos: Cardi B, Offset, Ciara, other Atlantans at Billboard Music Awards

Last night’s Billboard Music Awards were star studded, and some of Atlanta’s most beloved celebrities were in attendance.

Cardi B was accompanied by her husband Offset. She walked the carpet in a yellow two-piece that was bedazzled with jewels, and the Migos member was decked out in all black.

(L-R) Offset of Migos and Cardi B attend the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas.
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The lady emcee took home six awards, including best rap female artist and best rap song for “I Like It.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Cardi B poses with the awards for Top Rap Song 'I Like It,' Top Hot 100 Song for 'Girls Like You,' and Top Rap Female Artist in the press room during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for dcp)
Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images for dcp

Ciara brought her 4-year-old son, Future Zahir Wilburn, as her date. The two were hand in hand as they strutted down the red carpet. 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: (L-R) Future Zahir Wilburn and Ciara attend the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Later in the evening, the singer and model performed her latest single “Thinkin Bout You.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Ciara performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp)
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp

Rapper Lil Baby posed for pictures before heading inside.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Lil Baby attends the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

And Quavo arrived with his girlfriend Saweetie. 

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: (L-R) Saweetie and Quavo of Migos attend the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for dcp)
Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for dcp

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Najja Parker
Najja Parker
Najja Parker is a writer and online content producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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