Ed Sheeran will join acts including rapper Travis Scott as part of the line-up for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards (BBMA).
He will perform from the multi-award winning singer-songwriter Belfast, where he is currently in the middle of his math tour.
He has been nominated for nine gongs at this year’s BBMA, including Top Male Artist alongside Drake, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Lil Nas X, which he previously won in 2018.
Adele and Dua Lipa will take on Taylor Swift, Doja Cat and Olivia Rodrigo for Top Female Artist.
Oxford-based indie band Glass Animals will take on Korean supergroup BTS in the Top Duo/Group category, and have also been nominated for Best Rock Band and Top Streaming Song for their viral hit Heat Waves.
Last November, the band achieved a new US chart record for longest climb into the top 10 of the Billboard singles chart with the track.
They reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 after 42 weeks on the chart, the longest trip to the top spot in its 63-year history.
The BBMA show will be Scott’s first live performance since last November’s tragedy at the Astroworld music festival in Texas that killed 10 people.
— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) 9 May 2022
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The rapper continued to play his headline slot during the incident and later said that he had no idea fans were injured during the crush.
In 2019-20, the rapper became the first artist in Billboard Hot 100 history to record three songs at No. 1 in less than a year.
The BBMA will air live on NBC on Sunday 15 May UK time from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs, the show will honor the top performers of the year in 62 categories on the Billboard charts.