On Sunday, May 15, 2022, the Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This is one of the most popular and prestigious events in the music world.
The event was organized by Sean “Diddy” Combs, one of the most popular American rappers and music producers. There were 62 nominations at the Billboard Music Awards. The names of the nominees for the prestigious award were officially announced back in April.
Live broadcast was conducted on several channels, the main of which was NBC. If we compare this year’s event with the previous year, it should be said that the rating among viewers in 2022 was much lower than a year earlier – 0.5 versus 0.7. For the music and video industries, this is a big difference. And the number of viewers in 2022 was a record low. Live broadcast of the awards ceremony was watched by only 2 million and 100 thousand viewers.
The opening of the Billboard Music Awards 2022 was Olivia Rodriguez. The young singer received awards in seven nominations, which was a surprise not only for her, but also for the audience and for music analysts.
Mega-popular rapper Drake has won five awards and is the most decorated artist to ever win an award at the Billboard Music Awards. In total, during his musical career, he won 34 awards.
The most predictable success was the victory of the South Korean group BTS, which received three awards in different categories at once, adding them to the already existing nine. As a result, today BTS has 12 awards of the prestigious American Music Awards. South Korean artists also became the most awarded group in BBMA history.
The Weeknd has won the most awards at this year’s awards show. Their number is simply amazing – 17. 54 performers have also become laureates of the prestigious music award of the American chart, each of which walked the red carpet of the festival and received a long-awaited award.