The Weeknd is the front-runner for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live throughout the United States on NBC on Sunday, May 15. For the first time since 2019, the programme will be broadcast from its normal venue, the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Weeknd is up for 17 awards, including best artist, best male artist, and best Hot 100 artist. "Save Your Tears (Remix)," his duet with Ariana Grande, is up for six awards.

The Weeknd is the front-runner for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live throughout the United States on NBC on Sunday, May 15. For the first time since 2019, the programme will be broadcast from its normal venue, the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Weeknd is up for 17 awards, including best artist, best male artist, and best Hot 100 artist. "Save Your Tears (Remix)," his duet with Ariana Grande, is up for six awards.

Doja Cat is the most nominated female finalist, receiving 14 nominations in all, including top artist, top female artist, and top Hot 100 artist. Her album Planet Her is nominated for two Grammys, and her Grammy-winning blockbuster "Kiss Me More," featuring SZA, is nominated for top Hot 100 single, top collaboration, and the new best viral song category.

Doja Cat is the most nominated female finalist, receiving 14 nominations in all, including top artist, top female artist, and top Hot 100 artist. Her album Planet Her is nominated for two Grammys, and her Grammy-winning blockbuster "Kiss Me More," featuring SZA, is nominated for top Hot 100 single, top collaboration, and the new best viral song category.

Each of Justin Bieber, Ye (formerly Kanye West), and Olivia Rodrigo has been nominated for 13 awards. With 21 prior awards, Bieber is the third most decorated performer in BBMA history. Only Drake (29 victories) and Taylor Swift (28 wins) are ahead of him (25).

Each of Justin Bieber, Ye (formerly Kanye West), and Olivia Rodrigo has been nominated for 13 awards. With 21 prior awards, Bieber is the third most decorated performer in BBMA history. Only Drake (29 victories) and Taylor Swift (28 wins) are ahead of him (25). 

Because all three of these musicians have received numerous nominations this year, their positions may change. Bieber is nominated in two categories: top collaboration and top R&B song. Ye is nominated for four of the five categories, including top Christian song and top gospel song.

Because all three of these musicians have received numerous nominations this year, their positions may change. Bieber is nominated in two categories: top collaboration and top R&B song. Ye is nominated for four of the five categories, including top Christian song and top gospel song.

Drake is up next, with 11 nominations including best artist, best male artist, best Billboard 200 artist, and best Hot 100 artist. Certified Lover Boy is up for a Grammy in the Billboard 200 album category. With nine nods each, Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran come in second and third. The Kid LAROI has a total of eight. Each of BTS, Givon, and Swift has seven nominations. BTS is the most nominated group or duet this year.

Drake is up next, with 11 nominations including best artist, best male artist, best Billboard 200 artist, and best Hot 100 artist. Certified Lover Boy is up for a Grammy in the Billboard 200 album category. With nine nods each, Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran come in second and third. The Kid LAROI has a total of eight. Each of BTS, Givon, and Swift has seven nominations. BTS is the most nominated group or duet this year.

Swift also received a record-breaking eighth nomination for best artist. Drake was nominated for the sixth time in that prestigious category, giving him the second-most nominations in the category's history. The Weeknd received his fourth nomination this year, putting him in a tie with Justin Bieber and Rihanna for third place all-time. Rodrigo and Doja Cat are both being nominated for the first time.

Swift also received a record-breaking eighth nomination for best artist. Drake was nominated for the sixth time in that prestigious category, giving him the second-most nominations in the category's history. The Weeknd received his fourth nomination this year, putting him in a tie with Justin Bieber and Rihanna for third place all-time. Rodrigo and Doja Cat are both being nominated for the first time.

Along with Givon, Masked Wolf, Pooh Shiesty, and The Kid LAROI, Rodrigo is nominated for top new artist. This is the third year in a row that a single artist has been nominated for both top artist and top new artist. That's what happened to Billie Eilish two years ago. Last year, Pop Smoke received these two posthumous nods.

Along with Givon, Masked Wolf, Pooh Shiesty, and The Kid LAROI, Rodrigo is nominated for top new artist. This is the third year in a row that a single artist has been nominated for both top artist and top new artist. That's what happened to Billie Eilish two years ago. Last year, Pop Smoke received these two posthumous nods.

This year, five new categories were introduced, four of which were based on Billboard's first authoritative global charts and one of which was based on viral songs. The total number of categories now stands at 62. Songs are ranked on the Billboard global charts based on streaming and download sales globally, excluding the United States. Top Billboard Global 200 artist, top Billboard Global Excl. U.S. artist, top Billboard Global 200 song, and top Billboard Global Excl. U.S. song are the four new categories. As an artist, Sheeran is a finalist in all four of the new global categories, and his smash "Bad Habits" is a finalist as well.

This year, five new categories were introduced, four of which were based on Billboard's first authoritative global charts and one of which was based on viral songs. The total number of categories now stands at 62. Songs are ranked on the Billboard global charts based on streaming and download sales globally, excluding the United States. Top Billboard Global 200 artist, top Billboard Global Excl. U.S. artist, top Billboard Global 200 song, and top Billboard Global Excl. U.S. song are the four new categories. As an artist, Sheeran is a finalist in all four of the new global categories, and his smash "Bad Habits" is a finalist as well.

The prizes for this year are based on data collected from March 26, 2021, through March 17, 2022. This corresponds to the Billboard chart dates of April 10th, 2021, through March 26th, 2022. The contenders and winners of the Billboard Music Awards are determined by Billboard and its data partners, including Luminate, based on significant fan engagements with music, such as album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement (formerly MRC Data).

The prizes for this year are based on data collected from March 26, 2021, through March 17, 2022. This corresponds to the Billboard chart dates of April 10th, 2021, through March 26th, 2022. The contenders and winners of the Billboard Music Awards are determined by Billboard and its data partners, including Luminate, based on significant fan engagements with music, such as album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement (formerly MRC Data).

For more over 30 years, the BBMAs have honoured music's finest achievements. Finalists are chosen based on their performance on the Billboard charts, which is unusual among music awards ceremonies. The Billboard charts have been the most trusted source for determining the popularity of artists, songs, and albums since 1940. The Billboard Icon Award, which recognises record-breaking musicians and their impact on music, and the Billboard Change Maker Award, which recognises an artist or group who speaks truth to power through music, platform, and/or community, will be announced at a later date.

For more over 30 years, the BBMAs have honoured music's finest achievements. Finalists are chosen based on their performance on the Billboard charts, which is unusual among music awards ceremonies. The Billboard charts have been the most trusted source for determining the popularity of artists, songs, and albums since 1940. The Billboard Icon Award, which recognises record-breaking musicians and their impact on music, and the Billboard Change Maker Award, which recognises an artist or group who speaks truth to power through music, platform, and/or community, will be announced at a later date.