Travis Scott, Ed Sheeran, Becky G and the team of Ellie King and Miranda Lambert have been added to the performance lineup for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
The BBMAs will air live coast-to-coast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15, at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT on NBC, and will stream live on Peacock. Hosted by Sean “DD” Combs, the show will honor artists of the year Billboard Chart in 62 categories.
This is Scott’s first awards show performance since 10 people were killed during his performance at the Astroworld festival in Houston in November. Scott’s remix of his song “Goosebumps” is nominated for Top Dance/Electronic Song. In 2019–20, Scott became the first artist in Billboard Hot 100 history to have three songs enter No. 1 on the chart in less than a year — “Highest in the Room,” “The Scots” (billed by The Scotts, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi) and “Franchise.”
Sheeran will perform from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he is in the middle of his + – = ÷ x Stadium Tour (pronounced The Mathematics Tour). Sheeran is a nine-time finalist at this year’s BBMAs; He is one of eight artists to collect as many or more nods this year. Sheeran is a finalist for Top Male Artist, an award he won four years ago. his album = (equal to) entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 in November, his fourth consecutive album to lead the chart.
While King and Lambert’s “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” tops BillboardApril’s Country Airplay chart, marking the first time in nearly 30 years that a collaboration between two women has topped that chart. The hit had wide appeal. It is nominated for Top Rock Song here. It won video of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in March, while Lambert also won entertainer of the year for the first time. Lambert received her second BBMA nod this year – Country’s Top Female Artist.
On the heels of the release of her sophomore album Esquemus On May 13, Becky G will make her BBMAs performance debut from the Xfinity stage. Nominated for Top Latin Female Artist of 2021, the singer is currently enjoying her first No. 1 BillboardIts hot Latin song with “MAMIII”, a collaboration with Karol G.
As previously announced, Mary J. Blige will receive the Billboard Icon Award and perform at the show. Other performers include the Red Hot Chili Peppers (their first BBMAs performance since 1999), Silk Sonic (their first since winning four Grammys for record and song in April), and Morgan Wallen (her first awards show performance) en- He was barred from attending and performing at various events in 2021 after being caught on camera uttering the phrase). Burna Boy, Florence + The Machine, Latto, Maxwell, Megan Thee Stallion, Rauw Alejandro round out the lineup.
Marie Coppeny, a 14-year-old environmental justice advocate, will receive the third annual Billboard Music Awards 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 music’s greatest achievements. Unique among music awards shows, finalists are determined by performance Billboard Chart Billboard Music Awards finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay and touring. Billboard and its data partners, including Luminate. This year’s awards are based on the chart period from April 10, 2021 to March 26, 2022.
The 2022 Billboard Music Awards is produced by MRC Live and Alternative. In addition to hosting the show, Combs will serve as executive producer alongside Robert Deaton.
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