Taylor Swift could make history at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards – NBC Chicago

The Billboard Music Awards 2022 could be a historic night for Taylor Swift.

The 32-year-old singer – who is nominated for seven awardsincluding two nominations in the Top Country Album category for her re-recordings of “Red” and “Without fear” — can break a record at the May 15 ceremony by overtaking Duck as the most decorated performer in BBMA history. Swift previously held the coveted title, but was overtaken by the Canadian rapper in 2019 when he won 12 trophies in a single night.

If Swift wins all seven of her nominations at this year’s show, being held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, that would put her at 32 trophies – more than she needs to beat Drake’s current standings of 28 wins.

However, Swift is not off the hook just yet as Drake is also looking to add to her collection with 11 nominations. In fact, he and Swift compete in two categories: Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist.

Although they are neck and neck in competition, there is no bad blood between Swift and Drake, who have supported each other over the years.

In 2011, Drake wrote in a tweet that he was “so proud” from the pop star. Five years later, the duo starred in two Apple Music commercials in which they lip-synced to each other’s songs. Swift then paid tribute to the “Laugh Now Cry Later” artist on her 2019 track “I Forgot That You Existed,” singing “In My Feelings More Than Drake.”

More recently, Drake posted an Instagram photo of himself hugging the “All Too Well” artist, writing, “They’re too soft to understand the meaning of hard work.” Whereas! News confirmed the friendly snap was a throwback, but that didn’t stop the Swifties from expressing their wildest dreams of a collaboration between the two stars.

“[R]Do you remember there were rumors about the drake x taylor swift collaboration during the 1989 era? what if this song is in the vault tracks??” a fan theorized on Twitterwhile another tweeted“so the legend of Drake is a lyric of a collab with Taylor, right?”

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see if there will be a Taylor and Drake reunion at the BBMAs.