Billboard Music Awards 2022 free live stream: Time, TV channel, performers, nominees, how to watch online (5/15/22)
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The Billboard Music Awards 2022 are coming to NBC this May, with an all-star lineup of performers planned for the ceremony at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Travis Scott is among the most notable BBMA performers this year. The rapper will be giving his first televised performance since 10 people died in a crushing incident during his Astroworld Festival gig in November 2021.
Per BBMAs executive producer Diddy, it was at his insistence that Scott is playing, with the rap legend saying in an Instagram video: "For the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday I made a request, I made a demand. I said 'My brother Travis Scott has to perform. I'm executive producing, he has to perform." He added in a statement to Revolt: "I am uncanceling the canceled."
The 2022 BBMAs, however, won't feature the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band was due to perform at the ceremony for the first time since 1999, but had to cancel due to what the Billboard Music Awards Instagram account called "unforeseen circumstances." Machine Gun Kelly and Dan + Shay were added to the performer lineup shortly after the news broke of RHCP dropping out
Ed Sheeran will also be performing live from Belfast for the ceremony. Performing in the United States, meanwhile, will be artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Silk Sonic and Burna Boy. Mary J. Blige, meanwhile, will be receiving the Billboard Icon Award a few months after her rapturously received Super Bowl performance.
Here's everyone set to perform at this year's Billboard Music Awards – and where you can watch all the performances online.
If you want to live stream the ceremony online, you have a few options. Cable subscribers can log in to the NBC website or app livestream with their TV provider details, while cord cutters can watch the BBMAs on NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock.
Peacock is live-streaming the ceremony at the same time it airs on NBC. The ceremony, however, will only be available to those who have one of the two paid tiers of Peacock – Peacock Premium ($4.99 a month/$49.99 a year) or Peacock Premium Plus ($9.99 a month/$99.99 a year).
The streaming service no longer offers a free trial, but there is a way of watching the Billboard Music Awards live online for free. An NBC live stream is offered on online cable alternatives like YouTubeTV, Hulu Plus Live TV and Sling. Most of these services offer a free trial for new subscribers.
The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will help wrap up the weekend in style when the annual awards show, hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs from the the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, airs on Sunday, May 15, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET with a live broadcast on NBC.
Performers at this year’s show will include some massive names in the music industry including Travis Scott, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Mary J. Blige, Burna Boy, Rauw Alejandro, Morgan Wallen, Silk Sonic, and more. Rapper Machine Gun Kelly will replace the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who dropped out of performing earlier this week.
Who is nominated at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards?
A full list of award nominees was announced April 8, featuring Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, Ye (formerly Kanye West), and Olivia Rodrigo. Take a look at some of the other nominees below.
These Pics From the 2002 Billboard Music Awards Will Make You Nostalgic AF
Ahead of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on May 15, we’re taking a stroll down memory lane to revisit what that night looked like 20 years ago. See the pics of Nick Cannon, Jessica Biel and more.
In honor of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on May 15, we're stepping back in time to what the big night looked like exactly 20 years ago. Back then, artists like Jennifer Lopez, Pink, and Eminem dominated the music charts and earned themselves numerous nominations during the awards ceremony.
But they weren't the only stars who were just getting started in 2002. After all, it would be three years before Nickelback—who attended and performed as one of the most popular groups at the time—would capture the height of nostalgia with their 2005 single, "Photograph."
And in a twist of fate that they probably didn't see coming, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake attended the star-studded show separately—only to start dating 5 years later. While Jessica came as a guest and shined on the red carpet, her future hubby was there to perform, hitting the stage to sing his hit "Cry Me a River."
As for the night's big winners, singer Ashanti walked away from the evening with an impressive eight trophies, followed by rapper Nelly, who took home six. Oh—and the legendary Cher was honored with the Artist Achievement Award during the show.
Here Are the 2022 Billboard Music Awards Winners: Full List (Updating Live)
Follow along for all the night's biggest winners.
Live from Las Vegas, fans will find out who takes home the most trophies from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Will it be top finalist The Weeknd, who has nods in 17 categories? Or maybe top female finalist Doja Cat, with 14 nods?
You’ll have to stay tuned to find out when the show broadcasts at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. From our early TikTok winner reveal through the last prize of the night at the Diddy-hosted ceremony, follow along with Billboard below for all the night’s big winners.
All the Details on E!'s 2022 Billboard Music Awards Experience
Join E! before, during and after the 2022 Billboard Music Awards as we bring you the most extensive multi-platform experience on-air, on digital, and across mobile and social media.
Set to air Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC, the BBMAs will honor music's biggest chart-toppers at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Live From E!: Billboard Music Awards will be on-site, bringing you all of the music, arrivals, fashion and everything in between long before the awards show even kicks off!
Leading the charge will be Naz Perez and Rocsi Diaz, hosting Live From E!: Billboard Music Awards beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. They'll dive into the evening's nominees and performers, as well as deliver star-studded, real-time interviews and more with all of music's A-listers as they arrive on the red carpet.
Also, you don't want to miss the official pre-show, Live From E! Stream: Billboard Music Awards, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Hosted by Erin Lim Rhodes of E! News' The Rundown and Justin Sylvester of E! News' Daily Pop, the stream will be featured on the BBMAs official Twitter account, Facebook, and Youtube, as well as E! News' Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube handles and eonline.com.
The official BBMA pre-show stream will feature several must-see moments, behind-the-scenes exclusives, and interviews as Erin and Justin are joined by Billboard editors to break down the biggest categories. Fans will also play a role in Live From E! Stream: Billboard Music Awards with our special "Fan Feed."
Get a remixed version of the pre-show festivities by following E! News' TikTok Account, where Live From E!'s exclusive position on the carpet will give fans a first look at celebrity arrivals and behind-the-scenes action on the red carpet starting at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
For more social media fun, fans can follow every moment of the Billboard Music Awards with exclusive behind-the-scenes content on E! News digital at @enews across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and E! Entertainment at @eentertainment across Instagram and Twitter. Style aficionados can also follow along @stylecollective on Instagram for a fashion-first approach to the night.