Megan Thee Stallion, ‘Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ and more to perform at 2022 Billboard Music Awards

The self-proclaimed Houston Hottie will perform at the BBMAs, which will air live on May 15 on NBC. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Burna Boy, Latto and Rauw Alejandro are also slated to take the stage. Megan and Latto – who are both up for Top Rap Female Artist alongside Cardi B – will be making their performance debuts at the awards show, while the Red Hot Chilli Peppers are returning to perform at the BBMAs for the first time in 23 years. Nominees were announced earlier this month, with The Weeknd leading the pack with 17 nods, including Top Artist, Top Hot 100 Song for his collaborative track Save Your Tears with Ariana Grande and Top R&B Album for Dawn FM. Doja Cat scored 14 nominations, including Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album for Planet Her, and Top Viral Song; Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber and Kanye West tied with 13 nods each. Ten-time BBMA winner Mary J. Blige will receive the honourary Icon Award and take the stage to give fans a "breathtaking performance," according to Billboard.