Everything you need to know about watching the 2022 Billboard Music Awards in Canada

From who's performing to how to watch in Canada, we've got you!
April 26, 2022 3:34 p.m. EST
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It's almost time for (one of) the biggest nights in music and it's going to *amazing*. The Billboard Music Awards are Sunday, May 15 at 8 P.M. ET on CTV and Mary J. Blige, Megan Thee Stallion, Ed Sheeran, Travis Scott, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Miranda Lambert and more are set to perform. Check out all you need to know about the night below and tune in on Sunday!

Who is hosting the 2022 Billboard Music Awards?

Sean “Diddy'' Combs will host the 2022 Billboard Music Awards exactly 25 years after he won his first Billboard Music Award in 1997 (for his multi-platinum album No Way Out). In addition to hosting, Diddy will also executive produce the evening. He apparently has "several surprises planned." 

Who is performing at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards? 

The BBMAs have a superstar multi-generational lineup set to celebrate all aspects of music.

Becky G, Ed Sheeran, Elle King & Miranda Lambert, Travis Scott, Burna Boy, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Rauw Alejandro, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machine, Maxwell, Silk Sonic and Morgan Wallen (who hasn't performed on a stage this big since being dropped from several platforms for using a racist slur) are all set to perform.

Travis Scott's performance will be his first since his Astroworld Festival performance where 10 people were killed and more were injured. Host and producer Diddy said that he made a "demand" that Scott perform, adding, "There will be no canceling. Love is about forgiveness… so that was why it was important for me to have Travis Scott perform. It’s going to be a great night."

Mary J. Blige will also take the stage to showcase her decades of undeniable talent in honour of her Billboard Icon Award.

Who's nominated for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards? 

The Weeknd leads this year's awards as a finalist in 17 categories and Doja Cat is the leading female finalist with 14 categories including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Hot 100 Artist. First-time finalist Olivia Rodrigo has placed in 13 categories and Drake (who holds the record for most Billboard Music Award wins with 29) is up for 11 categories.

Taylor Swift -- the female artist with the most wins at 25 -- is a finalist in 7 categories which gives her the chance to surpass Drake as the most decorated Billboard artist of all time.

You can see the full list of finalists here.

How do the Billboard Music Awards nominations work?

This year’s awards are based on the chart period of April 10, 2021 through March 26, 2022. The Billboard Music Awards finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners

Who is receiving the Icon Award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards?

The annual Billboard Icon Award honors a record-breaking artist and their impact on music. This year, the incomparable Mary J. Blige is the Icon Award recipient. As a part of the recognition, the 10-time BBMA winner will take the stage for a breathtaking performance that will make for one of the most memorable moments of the evening.

Since the award’s inauguration in 2011, past recipients include Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, and P!NK.

What time are the 2022 Billboard Music Awards and where can I watch in Canada?

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards air live Sunday, May 15 at 8 P.M. ET / PT on CTV. You can watch the BBMAs live on CTVCTV.ca and the CTV app on Android and iOS.

How can I stream the 2022 Billboard Music Awards in Canada?

You can stream the 2022 Billboard Music Awards in Canada on CTV.ca on desktop, mobile web, and through the CTV app on Android and iOS on smartphones, tablets and connected TV devices.

How can I watch the 2022 Billboard Music Awards for free?

You can watch the 2022 Billboard Music Awards for free on the CTV website or app on Android and iOS.

How can I watch the 2022 Billboard Music Awards live?

Tune into CTV's live 2022 Billboard Music Awards Sunday, May 15 at 8 P.M. ET / PT.

How can I watch the 2022 Billboard Music Awards with no cable?

Watch the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on CTV.ca and the CTV app Android and iOS.

Do I need a login for CTV.ca?

You will need to select a TV provider and sign in with a CTV account to stream the 2022 Billboard Music Awards live on CTV.ca

Where are the 2022 Billboard Music Awards taking place?

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will air live from The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8 P.M. ET / PT on Sunday, May 15 and be available to viewers in Canada on CTV.

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