Everything to Know About the Star-Studded Night


Sean "Diddy" Combs

Sean “Diddy” Combs

Jon Kopaloff/Getty Sean “Diddy” Combs

The Billboard New music Awards (BBMAs) are proper all around the corner so it really is time to gear up for a star-studded exhibit!

On Sunday, the audio awards exhibit will air live at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Backyard Arena in Las Vegas, hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Throughout the evening, viewers will see performances by stars like Miranda Lambert, Ed Sheeran, Travis Scott, Megan Thee Stallion and additional.

In the meantime, main this year’s nominations, which are primarily based off of chart knowledge from April 10, 2021 to Might 26, 2022 including music income, streaming and social engagement are the Weeknd and Doja Cat.

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will air reside on Sunday, Might 15 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and on Peacock.

Here’s anything to know about the clearly show.

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Diddy is web hosting

Diddy, 52, will provide as this year’s host and as an government producer, adhering to Nick Jonas who hosted previous year.

The musician declared the information on his Instagram page in April.

“Large ANNOUNCEMENT, Large ANNOUNCEMENT!!!” Diddy wrote along with a video clip, which saw him cheerfully revealing his dual roles.

In the clip, Diddy loudly announced his gig to his neighbors, exclaiming, “That implies I am the host with the most, I am the executive producer that calls all the photographs, that usually means I am the ringmaster, P.T. Barnum model.”

“Ain’t no social gathering like a Diddy get together,” he added. “We are gonna arrive by way of with one particular of the most disruptive lineups in audio historical past with one of the most controversial hosts in musical heritage — Me!”

The Weeknd, Doja Cat and Olivia Rodrigo direct as finalists

Olivia Rodrigo, the Weeknd and Doja Cat

Olivia Rodrigo, the Weeknd and Doja Cat

Kevin Mazur/Getty Rich Fury/Getty David Becker/Getty Olivia Rodrigo The Weeknd Doja Cat

This 12 months, the Weeknd prospects as a nominee in 17 classes. In the meantime, Doja Cat is foremost the female nominees with 14 types and Olivia Rodrigo follows soon driving with 13 as a very first-time finalist.

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Drake are also finalists in numerous classes this yr. Drake presently is the most adorned artist at the award demonstrate with 29 wins — even though if Swift wins at minimum 5 of her types this year, she’ll surpass his report.

This year, 5 new categories ended up released to the award demonstrate identified as Prime Billboard World 200 Artist, Best Billboard World-wide Excl. U.S. Artist, Best Billboard Worldwide 200 Track, and Best Billboard World Excl U.S. Track.

Travis Scott, Ed Sheeran and Morgan Wallen to hit the phase

Becky G, Ed Sheeran, Elle King, Miranda Lambert and Travis Scott are set to strike the award present phase, alongside with Morgan Wallen, Florence + the Device, Maxwell and Silk Sonic.

A lot more performances involve Megan Thee Stallion, Latto, Rauw Alejandro and Burna Boy as well as this year’s Icon Award recipient, Mary J. Blige, at the present.

The Purple Hot Chili Peppers were at first scheduled to conduct just before they declared they had been dropping out “owing to unforeseen instances” via social media on Wednesday. Device Gun Kelly and Dan + Shay have given that been included to the lineup.

Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen

John Shearer/Getty Morgan Wallen

Actors, hosts, influencers and musicians to present

Awards will be presented by Anthony Anderson, Anitta, Chloe Bailey, Michael Bublé, Dove Cameron, Dixie D’Amelio, DJ Khaled, Giveon, Tiffany Haddish, Heidi Klum, Liza Koshy, Pusha T and Teyana Taylor.

Mary J. Blige is an icon

Blige is established to obtain this year’s icon award, marking her eleventh Billboard Music Award, adhering to a 1995 album of the year win for My Existence and 9 trophies — which includes woman R&B/hip-hop artist of the yr and Hot 100 airplay song of the year for “Be Without You” — acquired all through her The Breakthrough album era in 2006. In a assertion launched final month, Blige, 51, expressed gratitude for acquiring the esteemed award.

“My occupation has been these an remarkable and sudden journey that has bundled numerous turns into avenues I never could have imagined like performing, making, launching enterprises and now even my have audio pageant,” reported the My Existence performer. “As a result of it all, I generally 1 way or another gravitated again to my first appreciate, audio. To be acknowledged in this way at this moment, with the Icon Award at the Billboard Tunes Awards, is an unbelievable honor and a person that I am really humbled by.”

The Billboard icon award was proven in 2011, and Blige follows earlier A-list recipients Neil Diamond, Stevie Surprise, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks and Pink.

How to watch

The Billboard Music Awards will air dwell on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and on Peacock. To observe the preshow, tune into E!’s Are living From E! show commencing at 6:30 pm ET.


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