Dan + Shay Light Up the 2022 Billboard Music Awards With ‘You’
Dan + Shay presented a dynamic performance of their love ballad, “You”, at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. The song is a cut album Good thingstheir August 2021 studio album.
Bandmates Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney wore matching reddish-pink suits when they took the stage, with their backing musicians also dressed to match. Red lights were added to the color palette, giving a romantic visual component to Dan + Shay’s love song.
The country star couple were last-minute replacements for rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, which dropped the lineup in the days leading up to the show. Rapper Machine Gun Kelly was also added to the line-up following the Peppers’ withdrawal.
Before the show, it was unclear what Dan + Shay would sing on the BBMAs stage, as they are between singles. Their latest country radio submission, “Steal My Love,” ended its radio airplay earlier this spring.
In addition to performing on the awards stage, Dan + Shay won Best Country Duo/Group. They faced Florida Georgia Line and Zac Brown Band.
The pair of superstars have been relatively quiet for the past few months, having celebrated the holiday season with an original song called “Officially Christmas“. In April, they were sued for copyright infringement over their hit “10,000 Hours.” Dan + Shay’s duet partner Justin Bieber is a co-accused in the case, as are the songwriters who helped write the song.
The 2022 Billboard The Music Awards were broadcast live on NBC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show, hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs, was also broadcast live on Peacock.
Best Country Albums of 2021 – Critics’ Choice
This list of the best country albums of 2021 was curated by the staff of Taste of Country, with the help of fans and considering industry praise and mainstream accessibility.
Best Album of the Year is a traditional country record that makes subtle efforts to include more progressive fans. Elsewhere, find the projects of a dynamic mix of artists and visionaries.