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2018 Billboard Music Awards: Best dressed stars on the red carpet

She performed with pal Selena Gomez in Los Angeles on Saturday for her latest stop on her Reputation World Tour.

And less than 24 hours later, Taylor Swift jetted to Las Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. 

The singer, who flashed her legs in a pale pink and silver textured gown, was joined on the carpet by the equally dazzling Jennifer Lopez and Ciara.

 

Star power: The singer, who flashed her legs in a pale pink and silver textured gown, was joined on the carpet by the equally dazzling Jennifer Lopez and Ciara

Star power: The singer was joined on the carpet by the equally dazzling Jennifer Lopez and Ciara

Actress Jenna Dewan debuted her shorter hair at this year’s awards show; the 37-year-old actress, who split with husband Channing Tatum in April paired her new look with a strapless leather and silver embellished mini dress. 

Demi Lovato flashed her cleavage in a plunging cheetah printed dress with sky-high heels and slicked back tresses; the 25-year-old singer added large hoop earrings for a pop of sparkle 

Chantel Jeffries chose a skintight see-through jumpsuit with a plunging neckline, revealing her cleavage and sideboob.

The 24-year-old DJ flaunted her pert derriere in the sheer ensemble, which had an intricate design. 

What a beauty: The 28-year-old songstress showed off her toned pins in the glamorous gown

What a beauty: The 28-year-old songstress showed off her toned pins in the glamorous gown

She looks incredible: Taylor wore her hair back while painting her pout a red hue

She looks incredible: Taylor wore her hair back while painting her pout a red hue

New look! Jenna Dewan debuted shorter hair at this year's Billboard Awards

New look! Jenna Dewan debuted shorter hair at this year's Billboard Awards

New look! Jenna Dewan debuted shorter hair at this year’s Billboard Awards

Edgy: The 37-year-old actress, who split with husband Channing Tatum in April, flaunted her figure in a leather silver embellished mini dress with matching heels

Edgy: The 37-year-old actress, who split with husband Channing Tatum in April, flaunted her figure in a leather silver embellished mini dress with matching heels

Pretty in pattern: Demi Lovato flashed her cleavage in a plunging cheetah printed dress with sky-high heels and slicked back tresses; the 25-year-old singer added large hoop earrings for a pop of sparkle

Pretty in pattern: Demi Lovato flashed her cleavage in a plunging cheetah printed dress with sky-high heels and slicked back tresses; the 25-year-old singer added large hoop earrings for a pop of sparkle

Fringe appeal: Kesha, 31, chose a nude and silver dress, adding a floral patterned shawl and cowboy boots; she finished off her look with a large hat and wavy treses

Fringe appeal: Kesha, 31, chose a nude and silver dress, adding a floral patterned shawl and cowboy boots; she finished off her look with a large hat and wavy treses

Fringe appeal: Kesha, 31, chose a nude and silver dress, adding a floral patterned shawl and cowboy boots; she finished off her look with a large hat and wavy treses

Bebe Rexha donned a velvet high-neck gown with a three-dimensional pleated lace detail along her sleeves and behind her neck; she wore her platinum locks in a top knot with gold and black smoky eye makeup.

Erika Jayne arrived to the annual show rocking a cleavage-revealing black gown, which also highlighted her toned legs. 

Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars lead the way in the nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, with each receiving 15 nods.

All three are up for Best Artist and will compete with Drake, who has nine nominations, and Taylor Swift, who has five. 

British singer-songwriter Sheeran has also been nominated for Top Male Artist, Top Touring Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. He faces stiff competition for all of these awards from Bruno Mars, who won in all six of his categories at the Grammy Awards in January.

Wow: Chantel Jeffries chose a skintight see-through jumpsuit with a plunging neckline, revealing her cleavage and sideboob

Wow: Chantel Jeffries chose a skintight see-through jumpsuit with a plunging neckline, revealing her cleavage and sideboob

Wow: Chantel Jeffries chose a skintight see-through jumpsuit with a plunging neckline, revealing her cleavage and sideboob

Not shy: The 24-year-old DJ flaunted her pert derriere in the sheer ensemble, which had an intricate design

Not shy: The 24-year-old DJ flaunted her pert derriere in the sheer ensemble, which had an intricate design

Ready for her close up: Erika Jayne sported a black frock with bright satin blue heels

Ready for her close up: Erika Jayne sported a black frock with bright satin blue heels

Ready for her close up: Erika Jayne sported a black frock with bright satin blue heels

Effortless: The 46-year-old singer arrived to the annual show rocking a cleavage-revealing black gown, which also highlighted her toned legs

Effortless: The 46-year-old singer arrived to the annual show rocking a cleavage-revealing black gown, which also highlighted her toned legs

What a statement: Bebe Rexha (L) donned a velvet high-neck gown with a three-dimensional pleated lace detail along her sleeves and behind her neck; Tyra Banks (R) chose a similar dress - although it had a low-cut neckline with a shorter hemline

What a statement: Bebe Rexha (L) donned a velvet high-neck gown with a three-dimensional pleated lace detail along her sleeves and behind her neck; Tyra Banks (R) chose a similar dress - although it had a low-cut neckline with a shorter hemline

What a statement: Bebe Rexha (L) donned a velvet high-neck gown with a three-dimensional pleated lace detail along her sleeves and behind her neck; Tyra Banks (R) chose a similar dress – although it had a low-cut neckline with a shorter hemline

Chic: Kelly Clarkson, who is hosting this year's Billboard Awards, also chose a three dimensional frock with studded heels

Chic: Kelly Clarkson, who is hosting this year’s Billboard Awards, also chose a three dimensional frock with studded heels

Christina Aguilera, who will release her latest album Liberation on June 8, chose a pinstriped frock with a long train and a matching belt; the look was styled slightly off her shoulders

Christina Aguilera, who will release her latest album Liberation on June 8, chose a pinstriped frock with a long train and a matching belt; the look was styled slightly off her shoulders

What an arrival: The singer, 37, styled her blonde hair in a bun, opting for minimal makeup

What an arrival: The singer, 37, styled her blonde hair in a bun, opting for minimal makeup

Sultry: This Is Us star Chrissy Metz chose a gold and black one-shoulder gown with red lipstick and matching nail polish

Sultry: This Is Us star Chrissy Metz chose a gold and black one-shoulder gown with red lipstick and matching nail polish

Fresh from becoming the first rapper to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album Damn, Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album is in the running for Top Selling Album, Top Rap Album and Top Billboard 200 Album. 

Beyonce has been left off the list for Top Female Artist, which will be contested by Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Halsey, Demi Lovato and Swift. However, the Coachella headliner does face a showdown with SZA and Rihanna for Top R&B Artist.

Shades of purple: Singer Dua Lipa chose a ruched bow detailed frock while actress Alyson Stoner dobbed trousers and an open blazer with no top beneath

Shades of purple: Singer Dua Lipa chose a ruched bow detailed frock while actress Alyson Stoner dobbed trousers and an open blazer with no top beneath

Shades of purple: Singer Dua Lipa chose a ruched bow detailed frock while actress Alyson Stoner dobbed trousers and an open blazer with no top beneath

Bright: Maren Morris chose a red and pink dress with a heart shaped torso and an open back; she wore her ombre locks in waves

Bright: Maren Morris chose a red and pink dress with a heart shaped torso and an open back; she wore her ombre locks in waves

Bright: Maren Morris chose a red and pink dress with a heart shaped torso and an open back; she wore her ombre locks in waves

Elsewhere, Irish rock band U2’s live performances were rewarded with nods for Top Touring Artist and Top Rock Tour. They must overcome Guns N’ Roses, who have wowed crowds around the world with a reunited line-up of singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan.

Hard rock band Linkin Park received a nomination for Best Rock Artist following the death of singer Chester Bennington last July. Meanwhile, 68-year-old singer Lionel Richie proved his staying power with a nomination in the category for Top R&B Tour. 

As was previously announced, Janet Jackson will be presented with this year’s Icon Award.

Cool: Grace VanderWaal chose a striped black and white blazer and matching cropped trousers, adding sparkling pink socks and silver heels

Cool: Grace VanderWaal chose a striped black and white blazer and matching cropped trousers, adding sparkling pink socks and silver heels

Elegant: Julia Michaels chose a pleated sheer look with a full skirt; the white colored frock was made of lace

Elegant: Julia Michaels chose a pleated sheer look with a full skirt; the white colored frock was made of lace

Risque: Singer Justine Skye, 22, sported a black and silver see-through look, revealing her bra and undergarments beneath

Risque: Singer Justine Skye, 22, sported a black and silver see-through look, revealing her bra and undergarments beneath

Risque: Singer Justine Skye, 22, sported a black and silver see-through look, revealing her bra and undergarments beneath

Quite an eyeful: Normani, who became a household name as part of Fifth Harmony, donned a sheer lace gown, which revealed her black underwear beneath

Quite an eyeful: Normani, who became a household name as part of Fifth Harmony, donned a sheer lace gown, which revealed her black underwear beneath

Pop stars: The hit South Korean boy band BTS was on hand as well; they are set to perform at this year's Billboard awards

Pop stars: The hit South Korean boy band BTS was on hand as well; they are set to perform at this year’s Billboard awards

Interesting: Pauly D donned a bold look while posing with his coordinating guests

Interesting: Pauly D donned a bold look while posing with his coordinating guests

Suited up: DJ Diplo donned a pale blue blazer and trouser set, adding a black T-shirt and matching dress shoes

Suited up: DJ Diplo donned a pale blue blazer and trouser set, adding a black T-shirt and matching dress shoes

Janet will join the likes of Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Price, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Cher as previous recipients of the honour. 

The Nasty hitmaker will also sing at the bash for what will be her first televised performance in nine years. 

Meanwhile Kelly Clarkson is hosting the night’s ceremony, and also performing during the show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes, and Korean pop group BTS  will also all perform at the ceremony. 

Other performances include Demi Lovato’s duet with Christina Aguilera.

The Tell Me You Love Me singer and Beautiful hitmaker have confirmed they are to give their new single Fall In Line – which features on Christina’s new LP Liberation – its live debut.  

Coordinated: This Is Us actor Justin Hartley dressed in all black for the event, as did his gorgeous wife Chrishell; they tied the knot last fall

Coordinated: This Is Us actor Justin Hartley dressed in all black for the event, as did his gorgeous wife Chrishell; they tied the knot last fall

Good looking duo: Luis Fonsi arrived with his stunning wife, model Agueda Lopez; she donned a mesh white dress

Good looking duo: Luis Fonsi arrived with his stunning wife, model Agueda Lopez; she donned a mesh white dress

Date night: Jesse McCartney, 31, arrived with his girlfriend Katie Peterson to this year's Billboard Music Awards

Date night: Jesse McCartney, 31, arrived with his girlfriend Katie Peterson to this year’s Billboard Music Awards

All dressed up: TV presenter Erin Lim (L) chose a sequined blush colored gown with off the shoulder ribbons sleeves; Bonnie McKee (r) chose a strapless button down mini dress with a phone inspired clutch

All dressed up: TV presenter Erin Lim (L) chose a sequined blush colored gown with off the shoulder ribbons sleeves; Bonnie McKee (r) chose a strapless button down mini dress with a phone inspired clutch

All dressed up: TV presenter Erin Lim (L) chose a sequined blush colored gown with off the shoulder ribbons sleeves; Bonnie McKee (r) chose a strapless button down mini dress with a phone inspired clutch

Legs for days: TV presenter Renee Bargh flaunted her toned legs in a black and silver mesh accented look with strappy heels

Legs for days: TV presenter Renee Bargh flaunted her toned legs in a black and silver mesh accented look with strappy heels

Beaming: Jason Kennedy chose an emerald colored blazer with dark hued trousers, adding white sneakers

Beaming: Jason Kennedy chose an emerald colored blazer with dark hued trousers, adding white sneakers

Happy: PatrickStarr donned a green frock with a pink rose colored hat

Happy: PatrickStarr donned a green frock with a pink rose colored hat

Billboard Music Awards 2018: Nominations

Top Artist:

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

 

Halsey is nominated for Top Female Artist

Halsey is nominated for Top Female Artist

Top Female Artist:

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Halsey

Demi Lovato

Taylor Swift

 

Top Male Artist:

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

 

Top Hot 100 Song:

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, ‘Despacito’

Kendrick Lamar, ‘Humble.’

Bruno Mars, ‘That’s What I Like’

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, ‘Rockstar’

Ed Sheeran, ‘Shape Of You’

 

Ed Sheeran is nominated for ÷ (Divide)

Ed Sheeran is nominated for ÷ (Divide)

Top Selling Album:

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

P!nk, Beautiful Trauma

Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)

Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1

Taylor Swift, reputation

 

Top Country Song:

Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, ‘What Ifs’

Sam Hunt, ‘Body Like A Back Road’

Dustin Lynch, ‘Small Town Boy’

Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, ‘Meant To Be’

Brett Young, ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’

 

Top New Artist:

21 Savage

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Khalid

Kodak Black

 

 

 



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