Sean “Diddy” Combs, is hosting the Billboard Music Awards. He says "One of the things I’m doing directly is un-canceling the canceled,” he told Billboard in regards to inviting Morgan Wallen and Travis Scott to perform. “To have Morgan and Travis be able to come back and touch the stage again with the mind-set of getting a second chance at life,” he said. “Everybody in the room is getting a second chance at life, you know, because we’re back inside with no masks on.”
I can't speak on Travis, but Morgan is un-cancelable. He had the biggest song of the year and is the hottest tour in the country right now! He also just dropped an awesome new song which you can hear below. All of this and today is his 29th birthday!
Besides Morgan Wallen & Travis Scott the show will feature performances from Dan + Shay, Elle King and Miranda Lambert, Machine Gun Kelly, Ed Sheeran, Silk Sonic, Megan Thee Stallion, Latto, Florence + The Machine, Maxwell, Becky G and Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro.
In addition, Mary J. Blige is set to receive this the Icon Award and she’ll also perform on the show.
Leading this year's country nominees is Chris Stapleton, who is up for four awards, including Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Tour for “All American Road show" and Top Country Song for "You Should Probably Leave." Morgan Wallen is up for three nods, Top Country Artist and Top Country Male Artist, as well as Top Billboard 200 Album.
The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will air Sunday on NBC. Check out some nominees below.
Top Country Artist
Top Country Male Artist
Top Country Female Artist
Top Country Duo/Group
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Zac Brown Band
Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan (Proud to Be Right Here Tour)
Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)
Chris Stapleton (All-American Road Show Tour)
Top Billboard 200 Album
Doja Cat, Planet Her
Drake, Certified Lover Boy
Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album
Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR
Top Country Album
Florida Georgia Line, Life Rolls On
Lee Brice, Hey World
Taylor Swift, Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version)
Walker Hayes, Country Stuff: The Album
Top Country Song
Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”
Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You”
Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt”
Luke Combs, “Forever After All”
Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”