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Is it an awards show if doesn’t show up in something sexy and sheer? The singer – who will hit the Vegas stage for a residency next year – checks all the boxes Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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Making their first U.S. awards show appearance since Zayn Malik left the group, the guys of One Direction – Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Harry Styles – told E! Malik is “sharing the experience with us even though he’s not here.”
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Ahead of her first Billboard Music Awards performance in 17 years, (currently in residency in Vegas) brightens the night.
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Aww! Charlie Ebersol is all about girlfriend as the two make their way into the show, where Spears is set to debut “Pretty Girls” with duet partner Iggy Azalea.
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TAKING A TURN
Empire’s Taraji P. Henson gives the fans what they want – fierce fashion! – on the carpet.
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SHOW YOUR STRIPES
Co-host Chrissy Teigen gets some support from husband John Legend (who’s performing Sunday night) while making her way into the show.
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IT'S A TIE
Meanwhile, her co-host Ludacris makes his own grand entrance, looking dapper in his tux and bow tie.
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IN THE 'CLICK'
Fresh off her Pitch Perfect 2 promo tour, Hailee Steinfeld (in Givenchy) obliges fans with photos.
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50 Cent tries something we’ve never seen before – the ombré men’s suit jacket – and definitely pulls it off.
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Kendall Jenner – wearing the latest H&M collection, by Balmain – told E! she’s never seen dad Bruce Jenner happier. “To see him happy and to see him going through this and staying so strong and really thinking about his kids is amazing.”
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MAN WITH THE FANS
And the crowd goes wild for Ed Sheeran, who’s up for five awards at Sunday’s show.
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Photographing themselves or the crowd? It doesn’t quite matter for the guys of Imagine Dragons, who are snap happy on their way into the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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Van Halen’s David Lee Roth practically bounces down the carpet – perhaps excited for his band’s performance?
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One of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” stars, Zendaya, looks anything but bad in her chic crop top ensemble.
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She forgot to sleep the night before, but Charli XCX is still red carpet-ready and selfie-snapping Sunday at the awards.
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Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox knows an awards show in Vegas calls for a sexy, sparkly, short Marc Bouwer dress and killer heels.
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DRESSED TO IMPRESS
The night has a big country presence, too, including Little Big Town, Florida Georgia Line and girl-crazy Brett Eldredge.
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READ HER LIPS
Admitting to E! that she’s not much of a Vegas girl, Rita Ora definitely looks the part with her red lips, plunging dress and bombshell waves.
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Wiz Khalifa puts on the face of someone who’s definitely excited to be performing at Sunday’s show (he’s dueting with Fall Out Boy and later with Charlie Puth on their hit “See You Again”).