Billboard Music Awards 2022: what were the highlights of the show?

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards ended in a grand fashion with some stunning performances that celebrated the night and left people in awe. On Sunday, he lit up the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas, with the stars gathering and having a fun night.

The show was hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs this year, who gently waded into the night, and before taking the stage, performed alongside his son Justin Combs, Bryson Tiller, Jack Harlow, Teyana Taylor and 6 year old girl. June. There were many amazing musical performances and acceptance speeches. Let’s take a look at the list that made awards night so magical.

The best artist

Drake won Top Artist and added another win to his previous 33 wins. He beat other nominees Olivia Rodrigue (famous for ‘Driver’s License’), Doja Cat (singer of ‘Say So’), Taylor Swift (star of ‘shake it off’) and The Weeknd. Unsurprisingly, he took home the award for Best Male Artist, beating other contestants like Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Lil Nas X and Ed Sheeran.

Four wins

One of BBMA’s most famous female artists, Taylor Swift, won again, taking her winning streak to 29, adding four more this time. She was honored with Billboard 200 Top Artist, as well as Top Female Country Artist, Top Country Artist and, last but not least, Top Country Album for Red.

Best New Artist

Rodrigo, who is 19, won the award for Best New Artist. Her other wins include Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artists, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard Global 200 Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Album, which she won for her sour album.


Although absent from the awards, BTS, the most popular K-pop group, received many honors. They received the Top Duo/Group award, which added this win to their total of 3 in that category, tying them to One Direction. BTS also broke Destiny’s Child’s 17-year-old record by holding 11 awards. With 12 honors, BTS became the hottest group at the Billboard Music Awards.

Several performances also graced the show from artists such as Megan Thee Stallion (who performed ‘Plan B’), Machine Gun Kelly (‘Twin flame’), Silk Sonic (‘Love’s Train’), Ed Sheeran (‘2step’ ), etc. Over 16 artists performed, including Ed Sheeran, Morgan Wallen and Miranda Lambert, and the performances crossed genres. Ed Sheeran, currently on the stadium tour, performed remotely from Belfast, Northern Ireland. In honor of Michael Jackson, taken from his album Thriller (1982), “The lady of My Life” was performed by Maxwell. Mary J. Blige performed after Maxwell and was greeted with tremendous applause. However, attention quickly turned to the ad that played BTS’ song “Boy with Luv,” the version featuring Halsey performed at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

If Only BTS were present at this year’s awards show, the applause would have been even louder, and of course, we would have had a bigger flurry of news.