DaBaby, Drake, Pop Smoke, and others are up for Top Hot 100 Artist.
78 Billboard is determining the victor by analyzing chart information from March 21, 2020 through April 3, 2021. Cardi, Meg, and Saweetie all had successful runs over that time period. Cardi topped the Hot 100 chart twice over the last year. Up climbed to #1in March. That chart success was preceded by WAP featuring Megan Thee Stallion leading the Hot 100for four weeks in 2020. Meg also scored another Hot 100 chart-topper last year when her Savage featuring Beyoncbecame the most popular song in America. She also charted with hits like Girls in the Hood, Body, and Cry Baby featuring DaBaby. Saweeties 2020 and 2021 included the release of Tap In, Back to the Streets featuring Jhen Aiko, and Best Friend featuring Doja Cat. Cardi B has won Billboard Music Awards Top Female Rap Artist honor the last three years. In addition, DaBaby, Drake, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, and the late Pop Smoke were nominated for Top Hot 100 Artist at the 2021 BBMAs. The Top Latin Male Artist nominees are Bad Bunny, Ozuna, and J Balvin. On Thursday, Billboard will reveal the remaining Billboard Music Awards finalists at 11 am ET.