Billboard‘s 2022 Women in Music Awards are returning to Los Angeles. This year’s event, hosted by Ciara, is set to take place tonight at the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park.
For the first time ever, tickets to attend the Women in Music Awards were available to the public. Missed out on snagging a seat? Here’s how to watch.
What time does it air?
The event will stream live for free on Twitter. The show is set to kick off at 8 PM EST.
What to expect
According to Billboard, fans all over the world will be given “a front-row seat to red-carpet coverage, backstage highlights, in-show moments and exclusive acceptance speeches and performances from the honorees.”
The annual Women in Music event recognizes music’s top female artists, producers and executives for their contributions to music industry and their communities. Olivia Rodrigo is the Woman of the Year, while Bonnie Raitt will receive the Icon Award, and Gabby Barrett will receive the Rising Star Award presented by Honda. Phoebe Bridgers is 2022’s Trailblazer Award recipient, and Doja Cat will be honored with the Powerhouse Award. Karol G will receive the Rule Breaker Award, Saweetie will receive the Game Changer Award and Summer Walker gets this year’s Chartbreaker Award.
Performances and more
All of the aforementioned honorees will also perform at the annual ceremony. Additionally, Reservoir Media’s Founder and CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi will receive the Executive of the Year Award.
“We are once again thrilled to recognize a diverse group of incredibly powerful women driving the music business and shaping pop culture,” said Billboard’s editorial director, Hannah Karp. “From legendary acts to those just beginning to make a name for themselves, these are all women pushing the envelope and inspiring fans around the world with their musicality, determination, attitude and style. We are thrilled to bring these influencers together for a night of incredible performances and inspiring conversation about the future of music.”
“Billboard’s Women in Music is an annual opportunity for us to celebrate undeniably influential women from across the industry,” said Julian Holguin, president of Billboard. “From Doja Cat to Karol G, Saweetie and Bonnie Raitt, we couldn’t be more thrilled to honor this diverse group of women pushing limits and breaking down boundaries with a show stopping live event, and for the first time, invite fans to join in on the celebration in-person.”