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Billboard Music Awards 2022

Billboard Music Awards 2022

Billboard Music Awards 2022. It was a star-studded night. And, Sean”Diddy” Combs was the host. A lot of the rap community was in attendance.

Mary J. Blige Honored With Icon Award

Billboard Music Awards 2022. There were some surprises during the BBM awards. For one thing, Kanye aka Ye won the top Christian artist award. Mary J Blige was honored with the Icon award.

Drake received the top male rap artist award. Other music entertainers performed such as Travis Scott, Silk Sonic, Maxwell, and Diddy. Of course, Diddy’s performance was unexpected.

Especially since he was hosting the music event. The show aired live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, as reported by USA Today. Rapper Megan Thee Stallion and Ed Sheeran performed.

Iconic singer-actor Janet Jackson presented the Icon award to Mary J. Blige. It was quite befitting. Janet was honored with the Icon Award in 2018. Both Mary and Janet have impacted music for decades. 

So, it was great to see Mary J. Blige be honored in such away. In addition, her speech was very moving. Mary was very appreciative. She thanked Janet.

During her speech, Mary became very emotional. Rightfully so. Her words resonated with many of us. Especially since her story is similar to a lot of ours.

Even Janet talked about Mary’s impact on her personally. Clearly, both women had a mutual admiration for each other. Here is what Mary shared,

“I’ve been on this journey for a long time, one that didn’t always look the way you see me now,” she told the crowd. “One that is filled with a lot of heartache and pain, but God helped me to channel those experiences and emotions in my music.”

Congratulations go to Mary J. Blige.

Janet Jackson Introduces Icon Award Package – BBMAs 2022


Mary J. Blige Accepts Icon Award – BBMAs 2022

Here is A List Of Other Billboard Winners

  • Drake -top artist
  • Olivia Rodrigo – top artist
  • BTS, Taylor Swift – to Billboard 200 artist
  •  Ed Sheeran – top Billboard global 200 artist
  • Doja Cat – top R&B artist
  • The Weekend – top R&B male artist
  • Bruno Mars – top R&B tour
  • Megan Thee Stallion – top rap female artist
  •  Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)
  • Bad Bunny 0 top Latin artist

Most of all, Mary really deserved to be honored. Having said this, Diddy did a great job hosting. As always, the red carpet event was spectacular. If you did not get a chance to watch.

Check out Janet’s introduction for Mary. Finally, Mary looked absolutely fabulous.

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