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Machine Gun Kelly and Dan + Shay added as performers for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards after Red Hot Chili Peppers drop out


Machine Gun Kelly and Dan + Shay have been added as performers after the Red Hot Chili Peppers dropped out of the lineup of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.  The Peppers dropped out due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a message on social media from the BBMAs.  It was to have been Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first performance on the BBMAs since 1999.  The BBMAs then confirmed MGK’s booking on social media, and later confirmed Dan + Shay’s appearance.

This will be MGK’s performance debut on the BBMAs. As previously announced, Mary J. Blige will receive the Billboard Icon Award and will also perform on the show. Other performers include Silk Sonic, Travis Scott, and Ed Sheeran (performing from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he’s in the midst of his +–=÷x stadium tour, pronounced The Mathematics Tour).  Other performers set for the show are Megan Thee Stallion and Latto; Latin stars Rauw Alejandro and Becky G; Nigerian singer Burna Boy and R&B star Maxwell.

The BBMAs, hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs, 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, and will stream live on Peacock.

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