Grammy-nominated artist Sean “Diddy” Combs will take the stage for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards as the evening’s host!
For the music mogul and industry veteran, this marks the 25th anniversary since Combs won his first Billboard Music Award in 1997 for his multi-platinum album No Way Out.
“This will be unlike any awards show – I’m bringing the love and setting the frequency at an all-time high,” Combs said in an official press release. “The Billboard Music Awards truly represent the artists and where music is today, so I’m excited to curate the biggest live performances and surprises. The world has to tune in to see.”
In addition to hosting duties, the Bad Boy Founder will also hop into the drivers seat as the executive producer of the show with plans to reimagine production in a way viewers have never seen before.
The two-time BBMA winner for, Top Rap Song (1997) and Top Rap Artist (1997), last took the Billboard stage back in 2017 when he made a surprise appearance on what would have been The Notorious B.I.G. 's 45th birthday. The entertainer helped pay tribute to the late rapper and debuted the Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story documentary trailer.
Currently working on his highly anticipated seventh studio album, Diddy’s last solo studio album, Press Play, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart during its 2006 release.
Other major highlights of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards include Grammy Award-winning singer and entertainer, Mary J. Blige, being recognized with Icon Award.
Don’t forget to tune into the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 15, at 8 p.m. ET. The show will broadcast live at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on NBC and Livestream on Peacock.