The Red Hot Chili Peppers will no longer perform at the Billboard Music Awards – The Hollywood Reporter

Machine Gun Kelly and Dan + Shay were both added as performers while the Red Hot Chili Peppers had to drop the 2022 lineup Billboard Music Awardswhich will air on Sunday from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The Peppers dropped out due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a social media post from the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday (May 11). The BBMAs announced MGK’s booking with a social media post on the same day. A BBMA rep has confirmed Dan + Shay’s booking for Billboard.

MGK and Dan + Shay are both BBMA finalists this year. MGK is a finalist for Best Rock Artist, an award he won last year (along with Best Rock Album). Dan + Shay are finalists for Best Country Duo/Group, an award they won in 2019.

This will be MGK’s first performance on the BBMAs. The rapper-turned-rocker entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 last month with his sixth album, General public sale.

It was to be the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first performance on the BBMAs since 1999, when they sang “Scar Tissue” and, along with Snoop Dogg, “Red Hot Mama.”

Country and rock will be well represented on the show. Dan + Shay will be joined on the campaign trail by Morgan Wallen and the powerhouse team of Elle King and Miranda Lambert. This pair’s highly appealing country hit “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” is a finalist for Best Rock Song, which promises to give the show some extra rock flavor. Florence + the Machine will also reinforce the rock presence of the show.

Even with the Peppers dropping out, it promises to be a stacked show. As previously announced, Mary J. Blige will receive the Billboard Icon Award and will also perform on the show. Other artists include Silk Sonic (their first performance since winning four Grammys, including Record and Song of the Year, in April), Travis Scott (his first performance at a price since 10 people were killed during his performance at the Astroworld Festival in Houston in November) and Ed Sheeran (from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he is in the middle of his stadium tour + – = ÷ x – pronounced The Mathematics Tower).

Other performers on the show are hip-hop stars Megan Thee Stallion and Latto; Latin stars Rauw Alejandro and Becky G; R&B star Maxwell; and Nigerian singer Burna Boy.

The BBMAs will broadcast live coast-to-coast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC, and will air live on Peacock. Hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs, the show will pay tribute to the best artists of the year on the Billboard charts in 62 categories. Additional information about the BBMAs, including presenters, will be announced in the coming days.

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards are produced by MRC Live & Alternative. In addition to hosting the show, Combs will serve as executive producer alongside Robert Deaton.

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