Burna Boy took the stage of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (May 15) as he marked his performance debut at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
His set comes two days after his recent Billboard cover story, where he talked about first falling in love with the idea of performing and becoming the first Nigerian artist to headline (and sell out) Madison Square Garden.
The Nigerian singer and world rated touring juggernaut delivered his new single, the Toni Braxton-sampling “Last Last,” and the dub-flavored, laid-back single “Kilometre” from 2021 while wearing a stylishly flayed black suit jacket and shorts. The Grammy winner confidently strutted and danced around the stage, capping off the BBMAs with a high-energy, upbeat finale.
Burna’s sixth studio album, Love, Damini, is set for a July 2 global release — which also happens to be his 31st birthday. “I’m thinking about everything — what I’m doing and what’s going on in my hometown.” “Where I’m from is a part of where I’m going,” he said of the album to Billboard.