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- The 2022 BBMAs will take place on Sunday, with performances by stars like Miranda Lambert, Ed Sheeran, Travis Scott and more.
- Sean Diddy Combs will serve as this year’s host and as an executive producer, following Nick Jonas, who hosted last year.
- This year, the Weeknd leads as a nominee in 17 categories, while, Doja Cat leads the female nominees with 14 categories.
This year’s Billboard Music Awards are right around the corner, so it’s time to gear up for a star-studded show!
The BBMAs will take place on Sunday, with performances by stars like Miranda Lambert, Ed Sheeran, Travis Scott, Megan Thee Stallion and more.
Leading this year’s nominations are the Weeknd and Doja Cat.
Here’s everything you need to know about the show:
Who is hosting?
Sean Diddy Combs will serve as this year’s host and as an executive producer, following Nick Jonas, who hosted last year.
The musician announced the news in a since-deleted post on Instagram in April. However, he has shared new hype content leading up to Sunday night’s event.
His latest video shows what happened behind the scenes in preparation for his hosting gig.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
Who are the nominees?
This year, the Weeknd leads as a nominee in 17 categories. Meanwhile, Doja Cat leads the female nominees with 14 categories, with Olivia Rodrigo following shortly behind with 13 as a first-time finalist.
Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Drake are also finalists in several categories this year.
Drake is currently the most decorated artist at the award show, with 29 wins. However, if Swift wins at least five of her categories this year, she’ll surpass his record.
There are also five new categories this year, namely:
1. Top Billboard Global 200 Artist
2. Top Billboard Global Artist (excluding the US)
3. Top Billboard Global 200 Song
4. Top Billboard Global Song (excluding the US)
The show will also honor this year’s Icon Award recipient Mary J. Blige and the third annual Billboard Music Award Changemaker Mari Copeny.
See the full list of nominees HERE,
Who is performing?
A total of 16 artists will perform in the show, representing just about every type of popular music.
Chart-topping artists Becky G, Ed Sheeran, Elle King, Miranda Lambert and Travis Scott, are all part of the performance lineup.
More performances include Megan Thee Stallion, Lotto, Rauw Alejandro and Burna Boy, and this year’s Icon Award recipient, Mary J. Blige.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers were initially scheduled to perform before they announced they were dropping out “due to unforeseen circumstances”. Machine Gun Kelly and Dan + Shay have since been added to the lineup.
See the full list of performers HERE,
Who will present?
Awards will be presented by an array of actors, hosts, influencers and musicians.
This includes Anthony Anderson, Anitta, Chloe Bailey, Michael Bublé, Dove Cameron, Dixie D’Amelio, DJ Khaled, Giveon, Tiffany Haddish, Heidi Klum, Liza Koshy, Pusha T and Teyana Taylor.