Sean “Diddy” Combs will not only host but will executive produce the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
The legendary music mogul hosting gig comes 25 years after receiving his first Billboard award for his multi-platinum ‘No Way Out’ album.
“This will be unlike any awards show. I’m bringing the love and setting the frequency at an all-time high,” the multi-hyphenated celebrity says. “The Billboard Music Awards truly represent the artists and where music is today. So I’m excited to curate the biggest live performances and surprises. The world has to tune in to see.”
According to the award’s release, the event will include a reimagining of the broadcast that will feature several surprises. The show will honor Mary J. Blige with the Icon Award and also have a performance by the singer. Viewers can also expect to see performances from their favorites like Burna Boy, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Rauw Alejandro, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc.
The Weeknd is the leading contender for the 2022 show. The singer is currently sitting at 17 nominations, including top artist, top male artist, and top Hot 100 artist. Pop artist Doja Cat isn’t too far behind him with 14 nominations, including top artist, top female artist, and top Hot 100 artist.
The 2022 music award event will be held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show will also air live on May 15th on Peacock.