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Billboard Music Awards 2022: How can I watch?

Billboard Music Awards 2022: How can I watch?

SOME of the music world’s biggest stars are slated to take the stage for this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

The 2022 edition of Billboard’s annual awards show will be a star-studded affair as details emerge on the performers, nominees, and how to watch.

The Billboard Awards honors the year’s best in music and is back for another edition in 2022

How can I watch the 2022 Billboard Music Awards?

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will be broadcasted live on NBC at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT on May 15.

Once again, performers and winners will be hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This will be the 18th time the BMMAs will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and the first time since 2019.

Viewers can also stream the live broadcast through a subscription with Peacock or YouTube premium.

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Who are the 2022 BBMA nominees?

Album and song sales, radio airplay, social media engagement, streaming, and touring data are examined to determine the winners.

Finalists for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards include:

The Weeknd with 17 nominations

He secured multiple nominations for his Ariana Grande-assisted single Save Your Tears, as well as for his featured spot on Doja Cat’s You Right.

Doja Cat with 14 nominations

On June 25, 2021, Doja released her third studio album, Planet Her.

Her recognition from this year’s BBMA’s are thanks to the hit singles Kiss Me More – which features SZA, as well as the aforementioned song You Right.

Olivia Rodrigo with 13 nominations

Third in the lead for the most nominations is Olivia Rodrigo, who had a record breakout era due to her debut album Sour.

Justin Bieber with 11 nominations

Fourth in the lead behind The Weeknd, Doja, and Olivia is Justin Bieber.

With the help of Daniel Caesar and Giveron, Justin’s song Peaches is in the running for Top R&B Song and Top Collaboration.

His featured appearance on The Kid LAROI’s Stay is also nominated for Top Collaboration

Ye (aka Kanye West) with 7 nominations The Weeknd is the artist with the most nominations at the 2022 BBMAsGetty Images

Many of Kanye’s singles from his album Donda secured spots in the Top Christian Song and Top Gospel Song categories.

Donda is also up for the ceremony’s Best Gospel Album.

Other finalists include Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, The Kid LAROI, Adele, BTS, Drake, Lil Nas X, Silk Sonic, Bad Bunny, Karol G, and Ariana Grande.

The winners of the Billboard Music Awards are based on fan interactions with music within a 12-month period.

During the night, Mary J Blige will receive the Icon Award in honor of her decades in the industry.

Through a public statement, Mary shared: “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.”

“Through it all, I always one way or another gravitated back to my first love, music.”

She added: “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.”

Who is hosting the 2022 BBMAs?

On April 22, NBC announced that Sean Combs aka Diddy is scheduled to host this year’s ceremony.

In a statement, Diddy told the press: “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.”

The musician further shared: “I’m excited to curate the biggest live performances and surprises. The world has to tune in to see.”

While Diddy will emcee the night’s festivities, Travis Scott, Dua Lipa, and Miranda Lambert are among some of the stars who will be taking the stage

Regarding the performers, Diddy took to social media to touch on the subject of the night’s roster.

On Monday, May 10, he told his Instagram followers: “I have some great breaking news.

“This just in, for the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, I made a request. I made a demand.

“My brother, Travis Scott has to perform and NBC said yes. Sunday, Travis Scott will be performing.”

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In addition to Travis, several other musicians are expected to turn up for their fans.

Megan Thee Stallion, Miranda Lambert, Elle King, Florence + the Machine, Rauw Alejandro, Morgan Wallen, and Latto are also scheduled to perform.

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