Are you ready for the Billboard Music Awards? The show 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 stream live on Peacock. Hosted by two-time BBMA winner Sean “Diddy” Combs, the show will honor the year’s top artists on the Billboard charts in 62 categories.
A total of 16 artists will perform on the show, representing just about every type of popular music. Eleven of the performers are nominees this year, including Ed Sheeran (nine nods), Rauw Alejandro, Silk Sonic, and Morgan Wallen (four nods each), and Miranda Lambert (two nods).
This will be Silk Sonic’s first performance since the duo swept four Grammys, including record and song of the year, in April; Wallen’s first awards show performance since he was caught on camera in 2021 saying the N-word; and Travis Scott‘s first awards show performance since a crowd crush during his performance at the Astroworld Festival in Houston in November killed 10 people. Sheeran will be performing from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he’s in the midst of a stadium tour.
Maxwell will perform the Rod Temperton ballad “The Lady of My Life,” which was the closing track on Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The performance is intended as a 40th anniversary tribute to that landmark album, which was released on Nov. 30, 1982.
Mary J. Blige will receive the Billboard Icon Award, and will also perform on the show. Mari Copeny, a 14-year-old environmental justice advocate, will receive the third annual Billboard Music Award Changemaker Award.
The list of presenters includes Pusha T, whose It’s Almost Dry entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 last week; Michael Bublé and DJ Khaled, who have each amassed multiple No. 1 albums on that chart; and TV and film stars Anthony Anderson, Tiffany Haddish and Heidi Klum, among others.
Unique among music awards shows, BBMA finalists are determined by performance on the Billboard charts. Finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and touring, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Luminate. This year’s awards are based on the chart period of April 10, 2021, through March 26, 2022.
The 2022 Billboard Music Awards is 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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Billboard recently announced the first Billboard MusicCon, which will feature performances, exclusive conversations, fan experiences, and more. Visit www.billboardmusiccon.com for event details and tickets.
Here are all the performers and presenters for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards:
- Raux Alejandro – “Cúrame” / “MUSEO”/ “Todo De Ti”
- Mary J. Blige
- Becky G – “Baile Con Mi Ex” & “MAMIII”
- Burna Boy – “Last Last” & “Kilometre”
- Dan + Shay – “You”
- Florence + the Machine – “My Love”
- Elle King & Miranda Lambert – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
- Latto – “Big Energy”
- Machine Gun Kelly – “twin flame”
- Maxwell – “The Lady in My Life”
- Megan Thee Stallion – “Plan B” & “Sweetest Pie”
- Travis Scott – “Mafia”
- Ed Sheeran – “2step”
- Silk Sonic – “Love’s Train”
- Morgan Wallen – “Wasted on You”
- Anthony Anderson
- Chloe Bailey
- Michael Bublé
- Dove Cameron
- Dixie D’Amelio
- DJ Khaled
- Tiffany Haddish
- Heidi Klum
- Liza Koshy
- Pusha T
- Teyana Taylor
The Billboard Music Awards are produced by MRC Live & Alternative, a division of MRC. MRC and Penske Media are co-parent companies of Billboard.