Hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs, the 2022 Billboard Music Awards are sure to bring all your favorite artists together under one roof at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the first time since 2019. The live show, which will air Sunday at 5:00 p.m. PT will see some of the biggest names in music take to the stage to perform and accept coveted recognition.
Headliners include this year’s Billboard Icon Award winner Mary J. Blige and Grammy-winning R&B duo Silk Sonic (consisting of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak). Read below for everything you need to know about BBMAs, including how and where to watch the show.
Where can I watch the BBMAs?
Good news for the cord cutters: the awards ceremony is available live on Peacock Premium. It will also be available on other platforms that offer live TV and cable channels, such as DirectTV Stream, FuboTV, Sling TV, and Hulu + Live TV.
For those with cable, the Billboard Awards will air on NBC live on both coasts. Peacock bounty is $4.99/month.
Who are the nominees?
The Weeknd leads the pack with an impressive 17 nominations, including nods for Best Artist, Best Male Artist and Top 100 Artist. Next up is Doja Cat, with 14 nods. The “Planet Her” artist’s hit song “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA is a favorite in the top 100 songs, top collaboration and new viral top song categories. Justin Bieber, Ye and Olivia Rodrigo are tied with 13 nominations each.
Additionally, 14-year-old Mari Copeny, better known as young activist Little Miss Flint, will be receive this year’s Billboard Music Award Changemaker Award for his dedication to environmental and climate justice.
here is a Complete list of all the finalists, including a breakdown on how the winners are chosen.
Who else is performing at the show?
The artists announced to understand Ed Sheeran, Becky G, Travis Scott and Elle King and Miranda Lambert, who will perform their song “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” as a duet. Sheeran will perform from Belfast, where he is currently on tour. Notably, this is Scott’s first awards show after November’s Astroworld festival tragedy, in which 10 people died in a huge crowd crush.
Other artists include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megan Thee Stallion, Florence + The Machine, Latto, Maxwell, Burna Boy, Rauw Alejandro and Morgan Wallen, who takes the stage for the first time after being banned from performing. attending and performing at several awards ceremonies following his video use of the n-word.