By Media Music News – April 22, 2022
Rapper and executive producer Sean “P. DIDDY” Combs will host the “2022 Billboard Music Awards,” according to MRC and NBC (BBMAs). This year is the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Diddy’s first Billboard Music Award, which the rapper received in 1997 for his multi-platinum album No Way Out. Combs will also have the role of executive producer, reimagining the experience and bringing together the greatest in entertainment, with some surprises in store.
“This will be unlike any awards show – I’m bringing the love and setting the frequency at an all-time high,” said Combs. “The Billboard Music Awards truly represent the artists and where music is today, so I’m excited to curate the biggest live performances and surprises. The world has to tune in to see.”
Earlier on, “2022 Billboard Music Awards” first round of performers were announced. Burna Boy, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Rauw Alejandro, and Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the headliners.
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion will perform live at the Billboard Music Awards for the first time in what promises to be an electrifying show. This year’s winner of the Top Rap Female Artist award from 2021 is up for the same award.
Hip Hop star Latto, a Top Rap Female Artist finalist and breakout rapper, will perform live for the first time on the BBMAs stage. Her Platinum hit song “Big Energy” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, making the hip hop artist the first female rapper to have a #1 record in Pop, Rhythm, and Urban Radio with a single.
Additionally to those performers, singer Mary J. Blige will receive the prestigious Billboard Icon Award at the 2022 BBMAs. The ten-time Billboard Music Awards winner will do a magnificent live performance as part of the honor, which will be one of the most memorable moments of the evening. The award show will air live on NBC on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT in Las Vegas from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and stream live on Peacock.
“My career has been such an incredible and unexpected journey that has included many turns into avenues I never could have imagined like acting, producing, launching businesses and now even my own music festival,” mentioned Blige. “Through it all, I always one way or another gravitated back to my first love, music. To be recognized in this way at this moment, with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, is an incredible honor and one that I am truly humbled by.”
Tickets to attend the awards show are open to the public. Prices per ticket start at $90 and are available for purchase HERE.
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