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Burna Boy To Perform Live at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards

Burna Boy is set to perform live at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. Although not nominated, the “African Giant” will give his debut BBMAs performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas next month.

Megan Thee Stallion, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Latto, and Rauw Alejandro are also slated to take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

While both Meg and Latto are making their performance debuts at the show, the Chili Peppers are returning to perform at the Billboard Music Awards for the first time in 23 years. The rock band’s latest album Unlimited Love debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 just last week.

Mary J. Blige will be honored 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.

More information about the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, including who’s hosting and who’s set to receive this year’s Change Maker Award is expected in the coming weeks.

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will air Sunday, May 15, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT live on NBC. Additionally, the BBMAs will stream live on Peacock. The awards are produced by MRC Live & Alternative with Robert Deaton as Executive Producer.

View the full list of nominees here.

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