Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to Host/Executive Producer of 2022 Billboard Music Awards – Billboard
Legendary music mogul/producer/rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs will host and executive produce the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. The Bad Boy boss’ hosting duties come exactly 25 years after Combs won his first BBMA in 1997 for his multi-platinum No Exit album.
“This won’t feel like any awards show – I’m bringing the love and setting the frequency at an all-time high,” Combs, a two-time BBMA winner, said in a statement about his run to produce the show. , which, according to the release promises, will include a reimagining of the show that will feature several surprises. “The Billboard Music Awards truly represent the artists and where music is today, so I’m thrilled to put on the biggest live performances and surprises. The world needs to tune in to see.
The multi-hyphenated actor, fashion designer, investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist will oversee the May 15 event which will be broadcast live coast-to-coast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 20 h HE on NBC; it will also air on the Peacock service.
As previously announced, the 2022 BBMAs will honor Mary J. Blige along with the Icon Award, Mary is set to perform on the show with Burna Boy, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Rauw Alejandro, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and other artists to be announced soon. Tickets to attend the show are open to the public and available here.
The Weeknd is the main contender for BBMAS 2022, with nominations in 17 categories, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. His collaboration with Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears (Remix),” is in vying for six prizes.
Doja Cat is the top female finalist with 14 nominations, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Hot 100 Artist. Her album planet she is a finalist for two awards, while her Grammy-winning hit ‘Kiss Me More’ featuring SZA is up for Best Hot 100 Song and Best Collaboration, as well as the new Best Songs category. viral.
Justin Bieber, Ye (formerly Kanye West), and Olivia Rodrigo each have 13 nods. Bieber is the third most decorated performer in BBMA history, with 21 previous wins. He is second only to Drake (29 wins) and Taylor Swift (25). These three artists are finalists in multiple categories this year, so these rankings could change.
The 2022 BBMAs are produced by MRC Live & Alternative, with Diddy and Robert Deaton serving as executive producers.