(AllHipHop News) Cardi B has been racking up trophies all year. The American Music Awards, BET Awards, Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and the MTV Video Music Awards have honored the "I Like It" rapper over the last ten months.
Industry insiders predict Cardi will also earn several Grammy Award nods when the Recording Academy announces the nominations for the 61st annual ceremony. However, it appears, Cardi won't be eligible to compete as a Best New Artist contender.
> If Cardi B had not released an album around the time she earned her first pair of nominations for "Bodak Yellow," she could have qualified. But because she had enough music to be eligible for best new artist at the 2018 show and earned prior nominations, she was not qualified to enter the category.
The Bronx native born Belcalis Almánzar was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 2018 Grammys in January. She released her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy, in April.
Cardi was reportedly submitted for Best New Artist at the 2018 ceremony, but she wasn't nominated. There ended up being some controversy around Alessia Cara winning the award. The Def Jam recording artist released her debut album, Know-It-All, in 2015. The eligibility for Best New Artist was changed in 2016.
In addition, the Grammy committee ruled that Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys LP will be submitted in the pop category instead of the rap category. The first round of voting for the 2019 Grammy nominations starts on October 17, and all of the nominees will be announced on December 5.