Morgan Wallen is set to return to an award show stage with the Billboard Music Award on May 15. The artist was previously banned from all award shows, suspended by his music label ad banned by radio due to a video of Wallen using a racial slur in 2021. According to Billboard, the decision was made by MRC, the media group that owns both Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. A spokeswoman for MRC told Billboard that the decision to ask Wallen to perform came after significant deliberation among a wide group of MRC employees. Wallen apologized for his language and vowed to give $500,000 to black-led organizations, Billboard has confirmed Wallen made good on his promise. Despite Wallen’s industry ban he saw a surge in album sales and won Album of the Year at the CMA awards last month. Are you glad Morgan Wallen will make a return to award shows or do you think he is fine without them?
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Morgan Wallen performs onstage during the 2018 CMA Music festival at the Chevy Riverfront Stage on June 10, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)