Las Vegas is about to host a medley of A-list artists for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
The primary wave of musicians has been introduced to carry out on the present come Might 15.
Megan Thee Stallion, Purple Scorching Chili Peppers, Latto, Burna Boy and Rauw Alejandro will rock the home on the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment in Sin Metropolis.
Megan, 27, and “Huge Power” singer Latto, 23, are each taking the stage for the primary time, whereas the Purple Scorching Chili Peppers are coming again to sing on the ceremony — 23 years after their final efficiency.
Nigerian rapper Burna Boy, 30, and Puerto Rican artist Alejandro, 29, will even be a part of the Billboard first-timers membership after they carry out on the present.
Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige will obtain the Icon Award through the ceremony. The “Household Affair” songstress has obtained 10 Billboard awards in her lifetime, together with 9 statues for feminine R&B/hip-hop artist of the 12 months and feminine Scorching 100 artist.
Previous 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 profession has been such an unimaginable and sudden journey that has included many turns into avenues I by no means might have imagined like performing, producing, launching companies, and now even my very own music pageant,” she mentioned.
“By means of all of it, I at all times a technique or one other gravitated again to my past love, music,” the “Be With out You” crooner added, “To be acknowledged on this approach 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 12 months in a row and is up for 17 awards. The “Save Your Tears” and “Starboy” singer scored nods within the prime artist, prime 100 artist and prime streaming songs artist classes. Doja Cat is available in an in depth second with 14 nominations.
Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift and Drake are additionally up for prime artist at this 12 months’s present.
Justin Bieber follows behind with 13 nominations. The Biebs earned nods for awards together with prime male artist, prime Scorching 100 artist and prime streaming tune for his single “STAY” with The Child LAROI.
The Billboard Music Awards will air dwell at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC and Peacock subsequent month.