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Red Hot Chili Peppers performing on 2022 ‘Billboard’ Music Awards


Get ready to do a little dance and drink a little water at the Billboard Music Awards.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to perform at the 2022 edition of the ceremony, airing May 15 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The set will mark the “Give It Away” outfit’s first BBMA performance in 23 years.

The Peppers have certainly made an impression on the Billboard charts this year: their new album, Unlimited Love, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with the biggest week for a rock record in over a year, while lead single “Black Summer” is the number-one song on the Alternative Airplay chart, and is number three on the Mainstream Rock Airplay ranking.

While the Chilis aren’t BBMA nominees themselves this year — Unlimited Love was released after the 2022 eligibility period — those competing for the Top Rock Artist prize include Machine Gun Kelly, Twenty One Pilots, Måneskin, Imagine Dragons and Glass Animals.

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