The Billboard Music Awards 2022 (BBMA) was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 29th edition of the BBMA was hosted by Sean "Diddy" Combs which witnessed the absence of many artistes including BTS, Olivia Rodrigo and Kanye West.
Madonna came under fire for her tribute to Prince during the Billboard Music Awards ceremony, which critics saw as too distant from the late artist himself.
Taking home eight awards -- including top artiste, top Billboard 200 artiste, top Hot 100 artiste and top streaming song – Taylor Swift took home the most trophies, followed by Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea and Pharrell, who each won three awards, as well as One Direction (often stylized as 1D), Hozier, Jason Aldean, Enrique Iglesias and John Legend, each of whom won two.
Taylor Swift offered a new personal transformation Sunday as she debuted a video of herself as a feminist action hero in collaboration with rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Several of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards finalists were just announced Tuesday morning, and leading the pack are two standouts: one of last year's breakout stars, and every year's most dependable award winner.