This year’s Billboard Music Awards will be executive produced and hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs.

The Hip Hop mogul said: “This will be unlike any awards show – I’m bringing the love and setting the frequency at an all-time high.”

He added: “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.”

This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Bad Boys Records’ founder winning his first Billboard Music Award. In 1997, he won the BBMA awards for Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Song for his song ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ featuring Faith Evans and 112.

Since his four-decade career, Diddy has garnered 37 entries on Billboard’s Hot 100 songs chart, including five Number Ones. His single “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” which featured Ma$e, lasted six weeks at the top of the Hot 100, while “I’ll Be Missing You” spent eleven weeks at the top.

Last year, Billboard named the tribute to late Bad Boy Records artist Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace the Greatest All-Time Summer Song.

The two Billboard chart-topping songs can be found on his classic 1997 No Way Out album.1999’s Forever, 2001’s ‘The Saga Continues…’, 2006’s Press Play, 2010’s ‘Last Train to Paris’, and 2015’s ‘MMM’ are some of the ace Hip-Hop star’s classic songs.

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on NBC on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and will also be streamed live on Peacock.

This year’s Icon Award will be awarded to the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige.

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