2022 Billboard Music Awards: Florence + The Machine, Silk Sonic, and More Join Performance Lineup

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 15. So far, two rounds of performers have been announced for the 2022 BBMAs. The newest round of performers for the music award show was announced on April 29, with Florence + The Machine, Silk Sonic, and more joining the lineup.

Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars of Silk Sonic backstage at the 2021 American Music Awards
Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars of Silk Sonic | John Esparza via Getty Images

Billboard announced more performers for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards

On April 29, Billboard revealed four new acts have joined the performance lineup at the upcoming BBMAs. Florence + The Machine, Maxwell, Morgan Wallen, and Silk Sonic are the newly-announced performers.

Including the first round of performers, nine music acts have been announced in the performance lineup. Billboard will announce more performers over the coming weeks.

2022 BBMAs performers (so far):

  • Florence + The Machine
  • Maxwell
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Silk Sonic
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Burna Boy
  • Latto
  • Rauw Alejandro
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

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What to know about the 2022 Billboard Music Awards performers

Ahead of the 2022 BBMAs, Billboard revealed some fun facts about the performing acts and what to expect from the performances at the award show.

According to press releases about the BBMAs, here are some interesting facts about a handful of the performers:

  • Florence + The Machine “will deliver a trademark whirlwind performance.”
  • Maxwell “will deliver a special tribute performance to a pop milestone” that will invoke “nostalgia.”
  • Silk Sonic’s performance will be “a smooth yet vibrant display.”
  • Megan Thee Stallion’s performance is set “to be a dynamic production.”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at the BBMAs for the first time in 23 years, as their last performance at the award show took place in 1999.

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Who is nominated at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards?

The 2022 BBMAs will be hosted by Sean “DIDDY” Combs. Mary J. Blige is set to receive the Icon Award at the 2022 BBMAs.

This year, there are a total of 62 categories. Finalists and winners are based on chart performance on Billboard charts from April 10, 2021, through March 26, 2022.

Of the announced performers at the 2022 BBMAs, multiple are also finalists at the award show. Finalists in some of the top categories are listed below.

Top Artist:

  • Doja Cat
  • Drake
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

Top New Artist

  • Givēon
  • 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

The complete list of 2022 BBMAs nominees can be viewed here.

The 2022 BBMAs can be watched on NBC at 8 p.m. EDT on May 15 and will also be streamed on Peacock.

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