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  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Diddy is to host the 2022 Billboard Awards

    The 52-year-old rapper - whose real name is Sean Combs but was previously known as Puffy Daddy and P. Diddy - is set to be at the helm of and take ex ecutive producer duties at the upcoming ceremony, which is set to take place on 16 May 2022 at the MGM grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas


    In a statement, he said: "This will be unlike any awards show - I'm bringing the love and setting the frequency at an all-time high."

    The 'I'll Be Missing You' hitmaker went on to claim that the annual awards show is truly "representative" of where music is in the present day and promised fans that the "biggest live performances and surprises" are on the cards.

    He added: "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."

    Several big names from the world of music have already been confirmed to take take to the stage for performance on the star-studded awards night, including Burna Boy, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Rauw Alejandro, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, with soul superstar Mary J. Blige also set to perform as well as take home the prestigious ICON Award, which has previously been won by Celine Dion, Cher and Jennifer Lopez.

    Mary told ETOnline: "To be recognized in this way at this moment, with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, is an incredible honor and one that I am truly humbled by."

    The nominations themselves are led by 'Can't Feel My Face' singer The Weeknd, who has is a finalist in 17 categories in total, including Top Artist and Top Male Artist, while his collaboration with Ariana Grande, 'Save Your Tears (Remix)', is in the running for six gongs.

    Also in the running for a plethora of awards is 'Woman' hitmaker Doja Cat, who has received 14 nods but faces competition from the likes of Adele, Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo for Top Female Artist prize.

    Select list of nominees:

    Top Artist:

    Doja Cat

    Drake

    Olivia Rodrigo

    Taylor Swift

    The Weeknd

    Top New Artist:

    Giveon

    Masked Wolf

    Olivia Rodrigo

    Pooh Shiesty

    The Kid LAROI

    Top Male Artist:

    Drake

    Ed Sheeran

    Justin Bieber

    Lil Nas X

    The Weeknd

    Top Female Artist:

    Adele

    Doja Cat

    Dua Lipa

    Olivia Rodrigo

    Taylor Swift

    Top Duo/Group:

    BTS

    Glass Animals

    Imagine Dragons

    Migos

    Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

    Top Billboard 200 Artist:

    Adele

    Drake

    Juice WRLD

    Morgan Wallen

    Taylor Swift

    Top Hot 100 Artist:

    Doja Cat

    Drake

    Justin Bieber

    Olivia Rodrigo

    The Weeknd

    Top Streaming Songs Artist:

    Doja Cat

    Drake

    Lil Nas X

    Olivia Rodrigo

    The Weeknd

    Top Song Sales Artist:

    Adele

    BTS

    Dua Lipa

    Ed Sheeran

    Walker Hayes

    Top Radio Songs Artist:

    Doja Cat

    Ed Sheeran

    Justin Bieber

    Olivia Rodrigo

    The Weeknd

    Top Billboard Global 200 Artist:

    Doja Cat

    Ed Sheeran

    Justin Bieber

    Olivia Rodrigo

    The Weeknd

    Top Billboard Global Artist:

    BTS

    Dua Lipa

    Ed Sheeran

    Olivia Rodrigo

    The Weeknd

    Top Tour:

    Eagles

    Genesis

    Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer

    Harry Styles

    The Rolling Stones

    Top RnB Artist:

    Doja Cat

    Giveon

    Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

    Summer Walker

    The Weeknd

    Top RnB Male Artist:

    Giveon

    Khalid

    The Weeknd

    Top RnB Female Artist:

    Doja Cat

    Summer Walker

    SZA

    Top RnB Tour:

    Bruno Mars

    Omarion and Bow Wow

    Usher

    Top Rap Artist:

    Drake

    Juice WRLD

    Lil Baby

    Moneybagg Yo

    Polo G

    Top Rap Male Artist:

    Drake

    Juice WRLD

    Polo G

    Top Rap Female Artist:

    Cardi B

    Latto

    Megan Thee Stallion

    Top Rap Tour:

    J. Cole

    Lil Baby

    Omarion and Bow Wow

    Top Country Artist:

    Chris Stapleton

    Luke Combs

    Morgan Wallen

    Taylor Swift

    Walker Hayes

    Top Country Male Artist:

    Chris Stapleton

    Luke Combs

    Morgan Wallen

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

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