Here's How To Watch The 2022 Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards are back! Anyone who's anyone in the music will be descending on Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena for some epic performances as we celebrate the very biggest songs, acts, and albums of the year with Sean "Diddy" combs at the helm as both host and executive producer.

Plenty of accolades will be handed out on the night to some big names, with The Weeknd doing very well when it comes to nominations. The "I Can't Feel My Face" hitmaker is up for a staggering amount of awards, leading the pack with a whopping 17 nominations, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Pretty impressive, huh? He's not the only one you'd need multiple hands for in order to count up all their nominations, though. Doja Cat is not too far behind with 14 BBMAs nominations, while receiving one less than that it's a three-way tie between Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, and Kanye "Ye" West. As for the guaranteed winners? Mary J. Blige will be honored with the Billboard Icon Award and Mari Copeny (aka Little Miss Flint) will be celebrated as the Billboard Music Awards' Changemaker.

But how can you actually find out live who goes home with a new piece of hardware as well as enjoying all the stellar performances? We have all the details on how to tune in right here.

Where to watch the BBMAs

There are actually quite a few ways you can catch the 2022 Billboard Music Awards when all the action goes down on May 15. Firstly, there's that old traditional way of tuning in on your TV via NBC, where the show will air live from 8pm ET/5pm PT. If that's all a bit old dinosaur for you though, the show will also air live via the streaming service Peacock, meaning you can catch all the action on your smart TV, laptop, phone or any other device you like to stream your content on. You'll also be able to catch the show via any other streaming service that carries NBC, like Direct TV Stream, Fubo TV, Sling TV, or Hulu+ Live TV.

But you don't have to sit at home to get all the action, as you can actually attend the ceremony in person. If you fancy rubbing elbows with some of the biggest music stars in the world, there are still a few tickets available for the BBMAs via both and Ticketmaster. But you're going to have to pay pretty handsomely, of course. On, you can expect tickets to begin at $90 and go all the way up to $515 as of May 13, while Ticketmaster is selling tickets priced between $140 and more than $640. The experience of watching one of music's most unpredictable nights go down in person, though? Well, that has to be priceless, right?

Why watch the BBMAs?

So, why should you tune in to the 2022 Billboard Music Awards during your weekend? Well, there will be plenty to look forward to. The line-up of performers is pretty darn impressive, with the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, Maxwell, Florence + The Machine, Morgan Wallen, Rauw Alejandro, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Latto, and Silk Sonic being amongst the first round performers announced for the show last month. But the second wave was no less impressive. Shortly after those slew of big names were revealed, Billboard confirmed in May that Becky G and Ed Sheeran will perform, Elle King and Miranda Lambert, will do a duet and Travis Scott will also take to the stage – with that second wave not being without controversy.

Scott's performance will mark his first one to be televised since multiple people lost their lives during a tragedy that took place during his Astroworld concert back in November 2020. Scott's inclusion in the performer list was all thanks to the award show's host, Sean "Diddy" Combs, who confirmed in an Instagram video that he was the one who pushed for the rapper to get a performance slot because he wanted to promote forgiveness. Naturally though, the announcement got some mixed reactions, so it'll be interesting to see how it all goes down on the night.