Sean “Diddy” Combs will host and executive produce the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. Combs said in a statement: “This will be unlike any awards show — I’m bringing the love and setting the frequency at an all-time high. 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.”
Combs will host the May 15 event that will air live coast-to-coast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET on NBC; it will also stream on Peacock. As previously announced, the 2022 BBMAs will honor Mary J. Blige with the Icon Award, with Blige slated to perform on the broadcast along with Burna Boy, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Rauw Alejandro, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. More performances are set to be announced soon.
The Weeknd leads the 2022 BBMA nominations with 17, including top artist, top male artist and top Hot 100 artist. His collaboration with Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears (Remix),” is up for six awards. Doja Cat is the leading female finalist with 14 nominations, including top artist, top female artist and top Hot 100 artist. Justin Bieber, Ye (formerly Kanye West) and Olivia Rodrigo each have 13 nods.
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