Burna Boy has been confirmed as part of the lineup of performers for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. He will become the first Nigerian to manage the feat, preceded by his success at the 2021 Grammys, where he won the Best Global Album courtesy of his fifth studio project Twice As Tall.
The 2022 Billboard Music Awards are less than a month away, and on April 19, broadcast partners, NBC revealed the first round of performers fans can expect to see at the event.
American rapper Megan Thee Stallion, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Latto, Burna Boy and Rauw Alejandro are all slated to take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 19, when the ceremony goes down.
Both Latto and Megan are finalists for top female rap artist, alongside Cardi B. Meanwhile Burna Boy’s countryman Wizkid is nominated in the best pop record category.
As earlier announced, veteran singer Mary J. Blige will be honoured with this year’s Icon Award during the telecast, following a long line of superstars to receive the trophy including P!nk, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Cher, Celine Dion and more.
The Good Morning Gorgeous songstress will also grace the stage with a special, career-spanning performance of her own.
Billboard Music Awards finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Luminate (formerly MRC Data).
The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will air Sunday, May 15, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT live on NBC.
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