The Billboard Music Awards 2022 are coming to NBC in May, with an all-star lineup of artists scheduled for the ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Travis Scott is one of the most notable BBMA performers this year. The rapper will make his first televised appearance since 10 people were killed in a crushing incident during his performance at Astroworld Festival in November 2021.
According to BBMA’s executive producer Diddy, it was at his insistence that Scott was playing, while the rap legend said in an Instagram video, “For the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, I made a request, I made a demand. I said :” My brother Travis Scott has to perform. I’m an executive producer, he has to perform.” He added in a statement to Revolt: “I cancel the canceled one.”
However, the 2022 BBMAs will not feature the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band was set to perform at the ceremony for the first time since 1999, but had to cancel due to what the Billboard Music Awards Instagram account called “unforeseen circumstances.” Machine Gun Kelly and Dan + Shay were added to the artist lineup shortly after news broke that RHCP was shutting down
Ed Sheeran will also perform live from Belfast for the ceremony. Meanwhile, artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, Silk Sonic and Burna Boy are performing in the United States. Mary J. Blige, meanwhile, will receive the Billboard Icon Award a few months after her critically acclaimed Super Bowl performance.
Here’s where everyone is ready to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards – and where you can watch all the performances online.
So far, the following have been confirmed:
- Machine gun Kelly
- Dan + Shay
- Morgan Wallen
- Elle King and Miranda Lambert
- Florence + the machine
- Mary J. Blige
- Silk Sonic (Anderson.Paak and Bruno Mars)
- Travis Scott
- Ed Sheeran
- Burna Boy
- Megan Thee Stallion
- Raw Alejandro
- Becky g
How to watch the 2022 BBMAs
This year’s Billboard Music Awards will air live on NBC on Sunday, May 15 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
If you want to stream the ceremony online, you have a few options. Cable subscribers can log into the NBC website or app to livestream with their TV provider’s details, while cord cutters can watch the BBMAs on NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock.
Peacock will be streaming the ceremony live at the same time it airs on NBC. However, the ceremony is only available to those who have one of two paid tiers of Peacock: Peacock Premium ($4.99 per month / $49.99 per year) or Peacock Premium Plus ($9.99 per month / $99 .99 per year).
The streaming service no longer offers a free trial, but there is a way to watch the Billboard Music Awards live online for free. An NBC live stream is offered on online cable alternatives such as YouTubeTV, Hulu Plus Live TV, and Sling. Most of these services offer a free trial for new subscribers.