Silk Sonic Covers Con Funk Shun’s “Love’s Train” at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards

Silk Sonic performed a cover of Con Funk Shun’s “Love’s Train” at tonight’s 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

The annual awards ceremony takes place tonight (May 15) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

After an opening performance by Diddy, featuring Jack Harlow, Bryson Tiller and Teyana Taylor, Silk Sonic took the stage to perform the cover. The duo – consisting of Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars – were dressed in matching red suits and joined by a supporting cast wearing complementary outfits.

The rendition of the song Con Funk Shun, the original of which was released in 1982, followed Silk Sonic sharing a recorded version of their cover on Valentine’s Day this year. Watch footage of the BBMAs performance below.

Silk Sonic was nominated for four awards at tonight’s event and won Best R&B Song for “Leave The Door Open” during the TikTok livestream ahead of the main ceremony. They are still in the running for Top R&B Album with ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’.

The bulk of the awards at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards were handed out in a live stream on TikTok, with just eight to be handed out at tonight’s ceremony. Going into the show, Olivia Rodrigo and Kanye West lead the winners with six awards each.

The Weeknd had the most nominations at the 2022 BBMAs with 17 nods, followed by Doja Cat with 14. She took home the top prize from the main ceremony, taking home the trophy for top R&B artist.

Other performances tonight will come from Machine Gun Kelly, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Burna Boy and more. Morgan Wallen will return to the ceremony after being banned from last year’s ceremony following images of him saying a racial slur surfacing online.

Meanwhile, Travis Scott will be making his first major public appearance since the crowd crush tragedy that occurred during his title at last year’s Astroworld Festival. A total of 10 people were killed in the incident and, according to a recent filing, thousands more were injured.

Evelyn C. Tobin