We are only a few hours from the start of the Billboard Music Awards 2022 and curiosity only continues to mount as to who the winners will be.
The event, to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 15, will award artists in 62 categories, although not all of them are of equal importance. In general, there are four that are considered the most important by the observers of the gala: Best male artist, Best female artist, Best duo or group and Best artist. Here we will tell you who are the favorites to win.
How are the winners decided?
The winners of the Billboard Music Awards are determined by analyzing factors such as interactions with fans that include album and song sales, streaming, airplay and concerts.
best male artist
Drake and The Weeknd will battle this category, with both experiencing a strong year in their career.
In the case of The Weeknd, he is not only the artist with the most nominations at the gala – with 13 -, but he was also the winner of this category in 2021. Additionally, this 2022 he has just released his new album “Dawn FM” , a successful album that could make a difference when choosing the winner.
Drake also has clear advantages, closing 2021 as the most popular artist according to the Billboard ranking, the same list in which The Weeknd was in third place, below Olivia Rodrigo. And although history does not always repeat itself, the Canadian rapper has won the award twice, in 2017 and 2019.
best female artist
This is the year of Olivia Rodrigo thanks to the release and success of her debut album “Sour”, as well as songs like “Drivers License”, “Good 4 U” and “Traitor”.
The only possible rival for her victory is Taylor Swift, who this year re-released her album “Red (Taylor’s Version)”
Best Duo or Group
Another disputed category, this time between the Korean stars BTS and the British band Glass Animals. The former have had an excellent 2021 thanks to their song “Butter” and their album “BE.”, which allowed them to lead this category on Billboard’s year-end chart.
However, their British rivals cannot be completely dismissed thanks to the recent success of their song “Heat Waves”, which remained at the top of the Billboard Top 100 for several weeks.
As expected, here the fight will be between Drake, The Weeknd and Olivia Rodrigo, three artists with great possibilities and qualities to win for the reasons stated above. At least in this category, it will be a movie finale.