Las Vegas is able to host a medley of A-list artists for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
The first wave of musicians has been launched to hold out on the current come May 15.
Megan Thee Stallion, Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers, Latto, Burna Boy and Rauw Alejandro will rock the house on the MGM Grand Yard Space in Sin Metropolis.
Megan, 27, and “Big Energy” singer Latto, 23, are every taking the stage for the first time, whereas the Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers are coming once more to sing on the ceremony — 23 years after their ultimate effectivity.
Nigerian rapper Burna Boy, 30, and Puerto Rican artist Alejandro, 29, may be a part of the Billboard first-timers membership as soon as they perform on the current.
Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige will obtain the Icon Award in the middle of the ceremony. The “Family Affair” songstress has acquired 10 Billboard awards in her lifetime, along with 9 statues for female R&B/hip-hop artist of the yr and female Scorching 100 artist.
Earlier recipients of the Icon Award embrace superstars Pink, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Cher.
The 51-year-old Blige gushed over the dignity in an announcement earlier this month.
“My career has been such an unimaginable and shocking journey that has included many turns into avenues I in no way could have imagined like showing, producing, launching corporations, and now even my very personal music pageant,” she talked about.
“By way of all of it, I always a way or one different gravitated once more to my previous love, music,” the “Be With out You” crooner added, “To be acknowledged on this strategy at this second, with the Icon Award on the Billboard Music Awards, is an unimaginable honor and one which I’m really humbled by.”
The Weeknd is the highest finalist for the second yr in a row and is up for 17 awards. The “Save Your Tears” and “Starboy” singer scored nods inside the excessive artist, excessive 100 artist and excessive streaming songs artist courses. Doja Cat is accessible in an in depth second with 14 nominations.
Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift and Drake are moreover up for prime artist at this yr’s current.
Justin Bieber follows behind with 13 nominations. The Biebs earned nods for awards along with excessive male artist, excessive Scorching 100 artist and excessive streaming music for his single “STAY” with The Youngster LAROI.
The Billboard Music Awards will air reside at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC and Peacock subsequent month.