Olivia Rodrigo, Kanye West and Drake are already large winners earlier than the Billboard Music Awards formally kicks off.
Rodrigo and West, often called Ye, each have taken dwelling essentially the most awards with six throughout a non-televised ceremony on Sunday. Rodrigo, who received greatest new artist, is a finalist within the prime feminine artist class, which will probably be introduced later within the present’s dwell broadcast.
Sean “Diddy” Combs will emcee the present, which is being broadcast dwell from the MGM Grand Area in Las Vegas and can air dwell starting at 8 p.m. Japanese on NBC and its Peacock streaming service.
Drake was named prime artist, male artist, rap artist, rap male artist and rap album for “Licensed Lover Boy.” The rapper prolonged his report as essentially the most embellished winner within the historical past of the awards present with 34 wins.
Ye made his mark within the faith-based classes – once more: The rapper received prime Christian artist for the primary time, however he claimed prime gospel artist and gospel track for a 3rd yr in a row. He additionally obtained prime gospel album for the second time.
The Child LAROI grew to become a first-time winner, taking dwelling 5 wins for his track “Keep” with Justin Bieber – whose Billboard Music Awards win rely rose to 26.
Doja Cat received prime R&B artist and R&B feminine artist for the second consecutive yr. She’ll compete for prime R&B album and feminine artist.
Taylor Swift – who has the second most-ever award present wins with 29 – received 4 awards. Unhealthy Bunny obtained two wins whereas R&B duo Silk Sonic, comprised of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, received their first-ever award for prime R&B track via “Go away the Door Open.”
The present will embody performances by Travis Scott, Ed Sheeran, Becky G and different artists who’ve loved chart-topping success.
Becky G, who launched the album “Esquemas” on Friday, will carry out her hit track “MAMIII,” which topped the Billboard’s Sizzling Latin Songs chart. Sheeran will ship a distant efficiency from Northern Eire, the place he’s on tour.
Different acts taking the stage embody Scott, who’s nominated within the dance/digital music class, in addition to Miranda Lambert, Meghan Thee Stallion, Morgan Wallen, and Grammy Awards darlings Silk Sonic.
Nominees are decided by Billboard chart rankings and winners are chosen based mostly on a number of standards, together with their album and digital track gross sales, airplay and streaming success and touring.