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 be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15, at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT on NBC. The awards ceremony will also stream 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 year’s top artists across the Billboard charts in 62 categories. While Travis Scott has performed at an Oscars pre-party and a Coachella after-party, this will mark his first public performance since the Astroworld tragedy.
Travis Scott’s remix of his song “Goosebumps” is nominated in the top dance/electronic song category. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran will perform from Belfast, Northern Ireland where he’s currently on his Mathematics Tour.
Billboard says Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” topped the Country Airplay chart and set records. It’s the first time in almost 30 years that a female duo topped the chart with broad appeal. The song is nominated this year for top rock song. The collab took home the ‘Video of the Year’ award at the Academy of Country Music Awards back in March.
Finally, Becky G will make her Billboard Music Awards performance debut. She was nominated in 2021 for the top Latin female artist, but she’s currently enjoying her first #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 aside from Travis Scott for the Billboard Music Awards will include:
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Silk Sonic
- Morgan Wallen
- Burna Boy
- Florence + The Machine
- Megan Thee Stallion
- Rauw Alejandro
The finalists for the Billboard Music Awards are determined by performance on the Billboard charts throughout the year. Winners are based on fan interactions with music, album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring, and more data all tracked by Billboard and its data partners. This year’s awards are based on the Billboard chart period from April 10, 2021 through March 26, 2022.