Mary J. Blige to Receive Icon Award at 2022 Billboard Music Awards – VIBE.com

Mary J. Blige is set to receive the Icon Award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, celebrating those who have achieved excellence on the Billboard Charts and made a moment to remember mark the music as a whole.

“My career has been such an amazing and unexpected journey that has included many turns in avenues I could never have imagined like performing, producing, starting businesses and now even my own music festival,” Blige said in A press release. “Through it all, I always somehow came back to my first love, music. To be recognized in this way right now, with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, is an incredible honor and one that really touches me.

Since the honor’s inception in 2011, only 10 artists have received the award: Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks and P!NK.

Mary J. Blige performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California.
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In the competitive categories, Doja Cat and The Weeknd lead the nominees with 14 and 17 nominations, respectively. The most decorated BBMA artist of all time, Drake, who holds the record with 29 wins, is up for 11 categories at this year’s event.

For over 30 years, the BBMAs have celebrated musical achievement. Finalists are determined by their performance on the Billboard Charts. This year’s prices are based on the chart period from April 10, 2021 to March 26, 2022.

The BBMAs will broadcast live coast-to-coast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC. Additionally, the ceremony will be broadcast live on Peacock. The awards are produced by MRC Live & Alternative with Robert Deaton serving as executive producer.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards below.

Best Artist

Doja Cat

Duck

Olivia Rodrigue

Taylor Swift

The weekend

Best New Artist

OVERLOOK

masked wolf

Olivia Rodrigue

Pooh Shiesty

Kid LAROI

Best Male Artist

Duck

Ed Sheeran

justin bieber

Lil Nas X

The weekend

Best Female Artist

Adele

Doja Cat

Doua Lipa

Olivia Rodrigue

Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

BTS

glass animals

imagine Dragons

migos

Sonic Silk (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Billboard 200 Top Artist

Adele

Duck

Juice WRLD

Morgan Wallen

Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

Doja Cat

Duck

justin bieber

Olivia Rodrigue

The weekend

Top Streaming Songs Artist

Doja Cat

Duck

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigue

The weekend

Top Song Sales Artist

Adele

BTS

Doua Lipa

Ed Sheeran

Walker Hayes

Best Radio Songs Artist

Doja Cat

Ed Sheeran

justin bieber

Olivia Rodrigue

The weekend

Billboard Global 200 Top Artist (NEW)

Doja Cat

Ed Sheeran

justin bieber

Olivia Rodrigue

The weekend

Billboard’s Top Global Artist (Non-US) (NEW)

BTS

Doua Lipa

Ed Sheeran

Olivia Rodrigue

The weekend

Top Tour

Eagles (California Hotel Tour)

Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)

Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)

Harry Styles (love on tour)

The Rolling Stones (visit without filter)

Top R&B Artist

Doja Cat

OVERLOOK

Sonic Silk (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

summer walker

The weekend

Best Male R&B Artist

OVERLOOK

Khalid

The weekend

Best Female R&B Artist

Doja Cat

summer walker

SZA

Best R&B Tour

Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)

Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)

Usher (The Vegas Residence)

Best Rap Artist

Duck

Juice WRLD

Little baby

Moneybagg Yo

Polo G

Best Male Rap Artist

Duck

Juice WRLD

Polo G

Best Female Rap Artist

Cardi B

Latte

Megan you stallion

Best Rap Tour

Cole (The Off-Season Tour)

Lil Baby (The Back Outside Tour)

Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)

Best Country Artist

Chris Stapleton

Luc Combes

Morgan Wallen

Taylor Swift

Walker Hayes

Best Country Male Artist

Chris Stapleton

Luc Combes

Morgan Wallen

Best Country Female Artist

Carrie Underwood

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Top Country Duo/Group

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia line

Zac Brown Band

Best Country Tour

Chris Stapleton (All-American Road Show Tour)

Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)

Luke Bryan (Proud To Be Here Tour)

Best Rock Artist

glass animals

imagine Dragons

Machine Gun Kelly

Maneskin

twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour

Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)

Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)

The Rolling Stones (visit without filter)

Best Latin Artist

bad bunny

farruko

Kali Uchis

CAROL G

Rauw Alejandro

Best Latin Male Artist

bad bunny

farruko

Rauw Alejandro

Best Latin Female Artist

Kali Uchis

CAROL G

ROSALIA

Best Latin Duo/Group

Caliber 50

Eslabon Armado

Group Firm

Best Latin Tour

Bad Bunny (El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo)

Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin (live concert)

Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Excursion)

Best Dance/Electronic Artist

calvin harris

David Guetta

Lady Gaga

Marshmallow

Tiesto

Best Christian Artist

Carrie Underwood

worship of elevation

for ROI and COUNTRY

Lauren Daigle

you

Best Gospel Artist

CeCe Winans

worship of elevation

kirk franklin

Maverick Town Music

you

ALBUMS AWARDS

Billboard 200 Top Album

Adele “30”

Doja Cat “Planet She”

Drake “certified lover boy”

Morgan Wallen “Dangerous: The Double Album”

Olivia Rodrigo “SOUR”

Best Soundtrack

“Arcane League of Legends”

“Encanta”

“In the Heights”

“Sing 2”

“Tick, tick… BOOM!

Best R&B Album

Doja Cat “Planet She”

GIVĒON “When all is said and done… Take the time”

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) “An Evening with Silk Sonic”

Summer Walker “Always On It”

Dawn FM Weekend

Best Rap Album

Drake “certified lover boy”

Moneybagg Yo “A Gangsta’s Pain”

“SoulFly” Wave Rod

Kid LAROI “F*CK LOVE”

Yes “Donda”

Best Country Album

Florida Georgia Line “Life Goes On”

Lee Brice “Hello World”

Taylor Swift “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”

Taylor Swift “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Walker Hayes “Country Stuff: The Album”

best rock album

AJR “OK ORCHESTRA”

Coldplay “Music of the Spheres”

Imagine Dragons “Mercury – Act 1”

John Mayer “Sob Rock”

twenty-one “Scaled And Icy” pilots

Best Latin Album

Eslabon Armado “Corta Venas”

J Balvin “JOSE”

Kali Uchis “Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞”

CAROL G “KG0516”

Rauw Alejandro “VICE VERSA”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

C418 “Minecraft – Alpha Volume”

FKA branches “CAPRISONGS”

ILLENIUM “Fallen Embers”

Porter Robinson “Feed”

RÜFÜS DU SOL “Surrender”

Best Christian Album

Carrie Underwood “My Savior”

CeCe Winans “Believe For This”

Elevation worship and music from Maverick City “Old Church Basement”

Phil Wickham “Anthem of Heaven”

Yes “Donda”

Best Gospel Album

CeCe Winans “Believe For This”

Elevation worship and music from Maverick City “Old Church Basement”

Maverick City Music “Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition”

Maverick City Music & UPPERROOM “move your heart”.

Yes “Donda”

SONG AWARD

Best Song of the Top 100

Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”

Dua Lipa “Levitating”

Olivia Rodrigo “good 4 u”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber “STAY”

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande “Save Your Tears”

Best Streaming Song

Dua Lipa “Levitating”

Glass Animals “Heat Waves”

Olivia Rodrigo “good 4 u”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber “STAY”

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande “Save Your Tears”

Top Selling Song

BTS “Butter”

BTS “Permission to dance”

Dua Lipa “Levitating”

Ed Sheeran “Bad Habits”

Walker Hayes “Fancy Like”

Best Radio Song

Dua Lipa “Levitating”

Ed Sheeran “Bad Habits”

Olivia Rodrigo “good 4 u”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber “STAY”

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande “Save Your Tears”

Better cooperation

Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & GIVĒON “Peaches”

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow “BABY INDUSTRY”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber “STAY”

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande “Save Your Tears”

Billboard Global 200 Top Song (NEW)

Dua Lipa “Levitating”

Ed Sheeran “Bad Habits”

Olivia Rodrigo “good 4 u”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber “STAY”

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande “Save Your Tears”

Billboard Global Top Song (Non-US) (NEW)

BTS “Butter”

Ed Sheeran “Bad Habits”

Lil Nas X “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber “STAY”

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande “Save Your Tears”

Best Viral Song (NEW)

Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”

GAYLE “abcdefu”

Glass Animals “Heat Waves”

Masked wolf “Astronaut in the ocean”

Walker Hayes “Fancy Like”

Best R&B Song

Doja Cat & The Weeknd “You’re Right”

GIVĒON “Sorrow’s Anniversary”

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & GIVĒON “Peaches”

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) “Leave the Door Open”

WizKid with Justin Bieber and Tems “Essence”

best rap song

Drake ft. 21 Savage, Pat Project “Knife Talk”

Drake ft. Future & Young Thug “Way 2 Sexy”

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow “BABY INDUSTRY”

Masked wolf “Astronaut in the ocean”

Polo G “RAPSTAR”

Best Country Song

Chris Stapleton “You should probably leave”

Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood “If I Didn’t Love You”

Jordan Davis with Luke Bryan “Buy Dirt”

Luke Combs “Forever After All”

Walker Hayes “Fancy Like”

Best Rock Song

Coldplay X BTS “My Universe”

Elle King and Miranda Lambert “Drunk (and I don’t want to go home)”

Imagine the dragons “following you”

Maneskin “Begin'”

ANXIETY: WILLOW and Tyler Cole “Meet Me At Our Spot”

Best Latin Song

Adventure x Bad Bunny “Volvi”

Bad Bunny “Yonaguni”

Farruko “Pepas”

Kali Uchis “telepathy”

Rauw Alejandro “Todo De Ti”

Top Dance / Electronic Song

Elton John & Dua Lipa “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”

Farruko “Pepas”

Regard x Troye Sivan x Tate McRae “You”

Tiësto “The Company”

Travis Scott and HVME “Goosebumps”

Best Christian Song

Anne Wilson “My Jesus”

You “hurricane”

You “Moon”

You “off the grid”

You “Praise God”

best gospel song

Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music with Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine “Jireh”

You “hurricane”

You “Moon”

You “off the grid”

You “Praise God”

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