Lights, digicam, music! The 2022 Billboard Music Awards are certain to make a splash when the occasion takes over Las Vegas on Sunday, Could 15.
“This might be in contrast to any awards present – I’m bringing the love and setting the frequency at an all-time excessive,” host Diddy mentioned in a press release in final month. “The Billboard Music Awards actually symbolize the artists and the place music is as we speak, so I’m excited to curate the most important reside performances and surprises. The world has to tune in to see.”
The “I’ll Be Lacking You” singer, 52, will run the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, 25 years after he received his first BBMA in 1997 for his No Method Out document.
This yr’s star-studded ceremony might see a brand new chief in the case of the most-decorated artist in BBMA historical past.
Justin Bieber at the moment sits in third place with 21 wins, however he's nominated in 13 classes this yr — so he might give Drake (with 29 wins) and Taylor Swift (with 25 trophies) a run for his or her cash.
Whereas the “Child” crooner, 28, has plenty of nominations for the 2022 awards present, he was surpassed by The Weeknd, who leads the pack with 17 class nods, and by Doja Cat, who earned 14 nominations.
All eyes might be on the Prime Artist class — which incorporates The Weeknd, 32, Doja Cat, 26, Drake, 35, Swift, 32, and Olivia Rodrigo — when the night time begins.
Between their favourite artists’ acceptance speeches, followers might be handled to an enormous live performance with a few of the greatest musicians on the earth taking the stage.
Mary J. Blige, for instance, is without doubt one of the must-see artists of the night time — however her efficiency isn’t the one factor she might be centered on come Sunday. The 51-year-old rapper is the 2022 Icon Award recipient.
“My profession has been such an unbelievable and surprising journey that has included many turns into avenues I by no means might have imagined like performing, producing, launching companies and now even my very own music competition,” Blige mentioned in a press release final month, per E! News. “By all of it, I at all times a method or one other gravitated again to my past love, music.”
She added: “To be acknowledged on this method at this second, with the Icon Award on the Billboard Music Awards, is an unbelievable honor and one which I'm actually humbled by.”
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