The 2022 Billboard Music Awards kicked off without a hitch Sunday night, May 15 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las, Vegas with Sean “Diddy” Combs hosting the 29th edition of the show.
The Weeknd leads the pack of nominees with 17 nods. His duet “Save Your Tears (Remix)” with Ariana Grande is up for an impressive six nominations.
The 32-year-old’s future “After Hours Til Dawn” touring partner Doja Cat trails right behind him with 14 nominations.
Justin Bieber, Kanye West, and Olivia Rodrigo are all up for 13 nominations each.
Drake has 11 chances at a trophy, while Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran have nine. The rapper could be victorious in some of the nights biggest categories including the a win as top artist, top male artist, top Billboard 200 artist and top Hot 100 artist. Drake is alsp up in the Billboard 200 album category for Certified Lover Boy.