Billboard Music Awards: Megan Thee Stallion, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Burna Boy Among Artists Set To Perform

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NBC and the Billboard Music Awards on Tuesday revealed the first round of performers for the May 15 awards show.

Megan Thee Stallion, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Latto, Burna Boy and Rauw Alejandro are all slated to take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas next month.

While both Meg and Latto are making their performance debuts at the show — where they’re finalists for top female rap artist, alongside Cardi B — the Chili Peppers are returning to perform at the Billboard Music Awards for the first time in 23 years.

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The rock band’s latest album, Unlimited Love, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last week.


Also performing at the Billboard Music Awards for the very first time: Nigerian rap superstar Burna Boy, as well as Puerto Rican singer Alejandro, who is a finalist in four categories this year, including top Latin artist.

As announced last week, Mary J. Blige will be honored with this year’s Icon Award during the telecast, following a long line of superstars to receive the trophy including P!nk, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Cher, Celine Dion and more.

The Good Morning Gorgeous singer will also grace the stage with a special, career-spanning performance of her own.


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