Travis Scott will perform at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
Ed Sheeran, Becky G, Elle King and Miranda Lambert have also been announced as performers. The Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC. The awards ceremony will also air on the NBC-owned service Peacock.
The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs. This year’s music awards will honor the top artists of the year on the Billboard charts in 62 categories. While Travis Scott performed at an Oscars pre-party and Coachella after-party, this will be his first public performance since the Astroworld tragedy.
Travis Scott’s remix of his song “Goosebumps” is nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Song. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran will perform from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he is currently on his Maths Tour.
According to Billboard, Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” topped the Country Airplay charts and set records. It’s the first time in nearly 30 years that a female duo has topped the charts with broad appeal. The song is nominated this year for Best Rock Song. The collaboration won “Video of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music Awards last March.
Finally, Becky G will make her debut at the Billboard Music Awards. She was nominated in 2021 for Top Latin Female Artist, but is currently enjoying her first No. 1 single on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart with “MAMIII.” The Billboard Music Awards will honor rapper Mary J. Blige with the Billboard Icon Award — with a short performance to follow.
Other performances outside of Travis Scott for the Billboard Music Awards will include:
- Hot red peppers
- Sonic Silk
- Morgan Wallen
- Burna Boy
- Florence + The Machine
- Megan you stallion
- Rauw Alejandro
Billboard Music Awards finalists are determined by their performance on the Billboard charts throughout the year. Winners are based on fan interactions with music, digital album and song sales, streaming, radio airplay, tours and other data, all tracked by Billboard and its data partners. This year’s awards are based on the Billboard chart period from April 10, 2021 to March 26, 2022.