Travis Scott, Ed Sheeran, Becky G and the crew of Elle King and Miranda Lambert have been added to the 2022 Billboard Music Awards lineup.
The BBMAs will broadcast live coast-to-coast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC, and will air live on Peacock. Hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs, the show will pay tribute to the best artists of the year on the Billboard charts in 62 categories.
This is Scott’s first awards show since a crush during his performance at the Astroworld Festival in Houston in November killed 10 people. Scott’s remix of his song “Goosebumps” is nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Song. In 2019-20, Scott became the first artist in Billboard Hot 100 history to have three songs charting at No. 1 in less than a year – “Highest in the Room”, “The Scotts” ( featured as by The Scotts, Travis Scott & Kid Cudi) and “Franchise”.
Sheeran will perform from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he is in the middle of his stadium tour + – = ÷ x (pronounced The Mathematics Tour). Sheeran is a nine-time finalist at this year’s BBMAs; He is one of eight artists to amass the same or more nods this year. Sheeran is a finalist for Best Male Artist, an award he won four years ago. His album = (Equals) entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 in November, becoming her fourth consecutive album to lead that chart.
When King and Lambert’s “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” Topped Out Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart in April, it was the first time in nearly 30 years that a collaboration between two women topped the chart. The success had broad appeal. It’s nominated here for Best Rock Song. It won Video of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in March, where Lambert also won Artist of the Year for the first time. Lambert has a second BBMA nod this year – top female country artist.
Following the release of his second album diets On May 13, Becky G will make her debut as BBMA on the Xfinity Stage. Nominated in 2021 for Best Latin Female Artist, the singer is currently enjoying her first No. 1 on BillboardHot Latin Songs with “MAMIII”, a collaboration with Karol G.
As previously announced, Mary J. Blige will receive the Billboard Icon Award and will also perform on the show. Other artists include Red Hot Chili Peppers (their first performance at the BBMAs since 1999), Silk Sonic (their first performance since winning four Grammys, including record and song of the year, in April) and Morgan Wallen (his first awards performance since being banned from attending and performing at various ceremonies in 2021 after being filmed saying the N-word). Burna Boy, Florence + The Machine, Latto, Maxwell, Megan Thee Stallion, Rauw Alejandro complete the range.
Mari Copeny, a 14-year-old environmental justice advocate, will receive the third annual Billboard Music Award Changemaker Award. Additional information about the BBMAs, including presenters, will be announced in the coming days.
For more than 30 years, the BBMAs have celebrated the greatest achievements in music. Unique among music awards shows, finalists are determined by performance on the Billboard graphics. Billboard Music Awards finalists and winners are based on top fan interactions with music, including digital album and song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and touring, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Luminate. This year’s rewards are based on the chart period from April 10, 2021 to March 26, 2022.
The 2022 Billboard Music Awards are produced by MRC Live & Alternative. In addition to hosting the show, Combs will serve as executive producer alongside Robert Deaton.
Tickets to attend the show are open to the public. Prices per ticket start at $90 and are available for purchase here. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. PT.
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