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Billboard Awards 2019: Best dressed stars arrive on the red carpet

The Billboard Awards brought out the best of the music world on Wednesday.

And attendees made sure to show up in style as they brought glamour, glitz and gall to the red carpet of the MGM Grand Las Vegas.

Taylor Swift made a bid for the best dressed of the evening, showing up fellow fashionistas Ciara and Cardi B as she sauntered into the affair wearing a ruffling lilac look.

Perfect in purple: Taylor Swift looked lovely in a lilac Raisa Vanessa design as she lead the best dressed stars on the red carpet of The Billboard Music Awards Wednesday

Perfect in purple: Taylor Swift looked lovely in a lilac Raisa Vanessa design as she lead the best dressed stars on the red carpet of The Billboard Music Awards Wednesday

New classic: Ciara wowed in a plunging black Stephane Rolland gown with a hint of a train

Bright spot: Cardi B put her body in the spotlight in her sultry yellow Moschino look

Stiff competition: Ciara and Cardi B also made sure they turned heads at the musical affair

The ME! songstress’ toned legs were on full display in the short micro-pleated frock by designer Raisa Vanessa, which accented her curves with perfectly placed flounces, a high collar and sheer, lace sleeves.

Turning around, the starlet showed off her back with a sheer lace panel surrounded by rows of ruches.

She pulled her hair back into a low bun which let her show off a dazzling starred ear-cuff and beautiful plum colored eyeshadow.

Shimmering stilettos in a soft pastel hue tied the entire look together along with a collection of heavenly rings.

The pop star had some of the evening’s most adorable dates, bringing along two of her three cats to the show.

Jeepers peepers: The ME! songstress played up her eyes with violet shadow

Jeepers peepers: The ME! songstress played up her eyes with violet shadow 

Getting a leg up: The ME! songstress' toned legs were on full display in the short micro-pleated frock, which accented her bust with perfectly placed flounces

Turning around, the starlet showed off her back with a sheer lace panel surrounded by rows of ruches.

Getting a leg up: The ME! songstress’ toned legs were on full display in the short micro-pleated frock, which accented her bust with perfectly placed flounces

Strike a pose: All eyes were on the songstress as she took her place on the red carpet

Strike a pose: All eyes were on the songstress as she took her place on the red carpet

Ciara went for full elegance, slipping into a dramatic black Stephane Rolland gown which offered an eyeful of cleavage with a plunging neckline and a touch of sheer silk. Continuing the glamour, her dress climbed up to a high-embellished collar all while a substantial ruffle sat upon her shoulder.

She jutted her leg out from a high slit for an extra dash of sex appeal. Heels by Femme LA were simple and sexy.

The Level Up songstress smoothed her hair back into a sleek high ponytail, which cascaded down her back. Diamonds aplenty completed her look.

She was joined by darling son Future Zahir Wilburn, who looked cool as can be in a little Versace suit with matching sneakers and mirrored sunglasses.

Sheer wonder: Ciara went for full elegance, slipping into a dramatic black Stephane Rolland gown which offered an eyeful of cleavage with a plunging neckline and a touch of sheer silk

Sheer wonder: Ciara went for full elegance, slipping into a dramatic black Stephane Rolland gown which offered an eyeful of cleavage with a plunging neckline and a touch of sheer silk

Best tressed: The Level Up songstress smoothed her hair back into a sleek high ponytail, which cascaded down her back

Best tressed: The Level Up songstress smoothed her hair back into a sleek high ponytail, which cascaded down her back

Cool cat: She was joined by darling son Future Zahir Wilburn, who looked cool as can be in a little Versace suit

Cool cat: She was joined by darling son Future Zahir Wilburn, who looked cool as can be in a little Versace suit

Cardi B commanded attention in a sultry yellow Moschino look which showcased her sculpted center and newly enhanced breasts.

Framing her cleavage with jewels, the Money rapper – who is up for 21 awards this evening – looked as if she was ready for a night on the town. Her skin was covered with glitter, only emphasizing her eye-catching attire.

Husband Offset balanced his love’s look with an all-black suit, diamond encrusted glasses and a solid rock on each ear.

Not the kind to keep conservative, the couple lavished each other in affection, even seen touching tongues at one point.

Sunshine: Cardi b commanded attention in a sultry yellow look which showcased her sculpted center and newly enhanced breasts

Sunshine: Cardi b commanded attention in a sultry yellow look which showcased her sculpted center and newly enhanced breasts

Covered in jewels: Framing her cleavage with jewels, the Money rapper - who is up for 21 awards this evening - looked as if she was ready for a night on the town

Covered in jewels: Framing her cleavage with jewels, the Money rapper – who is up for 21 awards this evening – looked as if she was ready for a night on the town

Simple style: Husband Offset balanced his love's look with an all-black suit, diamond encrusted glasses and a solid rock on each ear

Simple style: Husband Offset balanced his love’s look with an all-black suit, diamond encrusted glasses and a solid rock on each ear

Kiss off: Not the kind to keep conservative, the couple lavished each other in affection, even seen touching tongues at one point

Kiss off: Not the kind to keep conservative, the couple lavished each other in affection, even seen touching tongues at one point

Passion: The Migos rapper held up Cardi's leg as they leaned in to share a passionate kiss

Passion: The Migos rapper held up Cardi’s leg as they leaned in to share a passionate kiss

Priyanka Chopra looked simply smitten while there with her husband Nick Jonas.

The Bollywood stunner set pulses racing in a dazzling Zuhair Murad wrap dress which put her figure front and center with a plunging V-neck and sultry leg slit. She let layers of diamonds sweep down into her cleavage for maximum glamour.

Making sure not to distract for her dazzling attire, she added see-through Cinderella-style stilettos for shoes.. 

Besides her hubby Nick went for vintage vibes in a plaid suit worn with tasseled blue suede loafers.

Wow: Bollywood stunner Priyanka Chopra set pulses racing in a dazzling Zuhair Murad wrap dress which put her figure front and center with a plunging V-neck and sultry leg slit

Wow: Bollywood stunner Priyanka Chopra set pulses racing in a dazzling Zuhair Murad wrap dress which put her figure front and center with a plunging V-neck and sultry leg slit

Sparkles: The Quantico star let layers of diamonds sweep down into her cleavage for maximum glamour

Playing footsie: Making sure not to distract for her dazzling attire, she added see-through Cinderella-style stilettos for shoes

Sparkles: The Quantico star let layers of diamonds sweep down into her cleavage for maximum glamour

Coupled up: Priyanka looked simply smitten while there with her husband Nick Jonas

Coupled up: Priyanka looked simply smitten while there with her husband Nick Jonas

Sweet: The pair only had eyes for each other on the red carpet

Loved up: There was no hiding the duo's connection

Loved up: The pair only had eyes for each other on the red carpet 

Date night: Kevin Jonas posed up with his beautiful wife Danielle

Date night: Kevin Jonas posed up with his beautiful wife Danielle

Flashback: Nick was joined by his bandmate brothers Joe and Kevin, who also rocked retro suits

Flashback: Nick was joined by his bandmate brothers Joe and Kevin, who also rocked retro suits

Nick was joined by his bandmate brothers Joe and Kevin, who also rocked retro suits.

Though she didn’t pose with fiance Joe on the red carpet, Sophie Turner was still there to support her love, looking bold in a silver lamé Louis Vuitton suit that exuded space-age vibes.

Angular shoulders and an exposed zipper gave the look an extra edge while the Game Of Thrones star tied things together with simple black pumps.

She played up her eyes with a hint of smoky shadow, which was complemented by pale lips. 

Space case: Sophie Turner looked bold in a silver lamé Louis Vuitton suit that exuded space-age vibes

Space case: Sophie Turner looked bold in a silver lamé Louis Vuitton suit that exuded space-age vibes

Smoke and mirrors: She played up her eyes with a hint of smoky shadow, which was complemented by pale lips

Smoke and mirrors: She played up her eyes with a hint of smoky shadow, which was complemented by pale lips

Paling around: Sophie posed with This Is Us favorite Chrissy Metz at the event

Paling around: Sophie posed with This Is Us favorite Chrissy Metz at the event

Halsey dared to bare in a corset-like indigo Aadnevik design with sheer lace at the sides and on her full, skirt. 

A thigh-high slit let the Without Me singer showcase her lean legs, which were elevated by a pair of strappy patent leather stilettos. 

She matched her look with a bold splash of violet on her lips. Meanwhile, the talent went for a simple wet-look with her black cropped locks. 

Daring: Halsey dared to bare in a corset-like indigo look with sheer lace at the sides and on her full, skirt

Daring: Halsey dared to bare in a corset-like indigo look with sheer lace at the sides and on her full, skirt

Pucker up: She matched her look with a bold splash of violet on her lips

Pucker up: She matched her look with a bold splash of violet on her lips

Standing tall! A thigh-high slit let the Without Me singer showcase her lean legs, which were elevated by a pair of strappy patent leather stilettos

Standing tall! A thigh-high slit let the Without Me singer showcase her lean legs, which were elevated by a pair of strappy patent leather stilettos

Olivia Wilde was pure glamour in a sequined gold Ralph Lauren shirt dress with buttons down the front. Matching platforms only amped up the allure.

The Bookworm director was joined by her debut film’s stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein on the red carpet.

Dever was slick in a silver suit while Feldstein looked set for summer in a yellow wrap dress.

Gold standard: Olivia Wilde was pure glamour in a sequined gold shirt dress with buttons down the front

Gold standard: Olivia Wilde was pure glamour in a sequined gold shirt dress with buttons down the front

Film buffs: The Bookworm director was joined by her debut film's stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein on the red carpet

Film buffs: The Bookworm director was joined by her debut film’s stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein on the red carpet

She swept her golden blond tresses to the side and accentuated her eyes with a touch of silver shadow

She swept her golden blond tresses to the side and accentuated her eyes with a touch of silver shadow

Kiernan Shipka charmed in a patterned Christian Dior look which gave off the illusion she was showing skin with a semi-sheer striped blouse and chevroned red skirt.

She swept her golden blond tresses to the side and accentuated her eyes with a touch of silver shadow. Strappy heels with butterfly adornments finished the look.

Eva Longoria flashed her knickers in an sculptural black dress with a high-low hem so daring it revealed her underthings. She tied the thing together with a chocolate peep-toes.

Illusion: Kiernan Shipka charmed in a patterned Christian Dior look which gave off the illusion she was showing skin with a semi-sheer striped blouse and chevroned red skirt

Illusion: Kiernan Shipka charmed in a patterned Christian Dior look which gave off the illusion she was showing skin with a semi-sheer striped blouse and chevroned red skirt

Close castmates: The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina lead posed with her castmate Ross Lynch

Close castmates: The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina lead posed with her castmate Ross Lynch

Show off! Eva Longoria flashed her knickers in an sculptural black dress with a high-low hem so daring it revealed her underthings

Show off! Eva Longoria flashed her knickers in an sculptural black dress with a high-low hem so daring it revealed her underthings

Paula Abdul was simply stunning in a short white dress covered in silver fringe. The icon had her hair hang down over her shoulders, letting two jeweled hoops hang from each ear. 

Hostess Kelly Clarkson glittered in a black sequined look with a high collar and sexy leg slit. While her dress was classic black, sparkling rainbow Louboutins packed a colorful punch at her feet.

She teased her hair back into a pompadour and painted her lips bright red for an added degree of drama.

Jennifer Hudson turned heads in a cinnamon colored Area suit with silver netting thrown over the shoulders 

Fringe appeal: Paula Abdul was simply stunning in a short white dress covered in silver fringe

Fringe appeal: Paula Abdul was simply stunning in a short white dress covered in silver fringe

Making waves: The icon had her hair hang down over her shoulders, letting two jeweled hoops hang from each ear

Making waves: The icon had her hair hang down over her shoulders, letting two jeweled hoops hang from each ear

Caught in her net! Jennifer Hudson turned heads in a cinnamon colored suit with silver netting thrown over the shoulders

Caught in her net! Jennifer Hudson turned heads in a cinnamon colored suit with silver netting thrown over the shoulders

Hostess with the mostess! Hostess Kelly Clarkson glittered in a black sequined look with a high collar and sexy leg slit

Hostess with the mostess! Hostess Kelly Clarkson glittered in a black sequined look with a high collar and sexy leg slit

Julianne Hough flaunted her dancer’s figure in a bustier and hot pants while Chantel Jeffries left little to the imagination in a sheer fishnet bodysuit.

Sabrina Carpenter was elegant in a sequined and silk Rasario look while Becky G simply sizzled in a figure-hugging silver gown.

The men of the evening weren’t afraid to make a statement as they strayed from black tie territory. Diplo embraced Western vibes in a punchy purple cowboy look that was completed with a ten gallon hat and snakeskin boots.

Both Bazzi and Mustard added edge with bulletproof vest inspired looks. Softening his look, Mustard’s garment was crafted from a silky pink material.

Dancing queen: Julianne Hough flaunted her dancer's figure

Skin is in! Chantel Jeffries left little to the imagination in a sheer fishnet bodysuit

Stunning in silver: Julianne Hough flaunted her dancer’s figure in a bustier and hot pants while Chantel Jeffries left little to the imagination in a sheer fishnet bodysuit

Giddy up! Diplo embraced Western vibes in a punchy purple cowboy look that was completed with a ten gallon hat and snakeskin boots

Giddy up! Diplo embraced Western vibes in a punchy purple cowboy look that was completed with a ten gallon hat and snakeskin boots

Boys will be boys: Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, the stars of the upcoming film Stuber, teamed up on the red carpet

Boys will be boys: Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, the stars of the upcoming film Stuber, teamed up on the red carpet

Edgy: Both Bazzi and Mustard added edge with bulletproof vest inspired looks

Pretty in pink: Softening his look, Mustard's garment was crafted from a silky pink material

Edgy: Both Bazzi and Mustard added edge with bulletproof vest inspired looks

Chart-toppers of all genres are celebrating their success tonight.

The performance-heavy honors are set to impress as they take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Kicking off the Kelly Clarkson-hosted festivities, Taylor Swift will regale audiences with a rendition her brand new track ME! besides Panic At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie.

And though she hasn’t had an album since 2017’s Reputation, the 23-time Billboard winner is also nominated for the Top Female Artist and Top Touring Artist awards tonight.

Shimmering: Cobie Smulders took the plunge in a swinging silver Cong Tri number

Shimmering: Cobie Smulders took the plunge in a swinging silver Cong Tri number

One-of-a-kind: Poppy was certainly unique in her textured black look

One-of-a-kind: Poppy was certainly unique in her textured black look

The Jonas Brothers will serenade the crowd with their ear-worm Sucker while superstar Mariah Carey is set to take the stage to her classic Always Be My Baby and new track A No No. 

Performer Ariana Grande will not appear in person, but will offer a rendition of her favorite 7 Rings, which was Pre-recorded from the Sweetener World Tour at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Madonna is joining forces with Colombian crooner Maluma for a live performance of their track Medellin. (The star reportedly shelled out $5m of her own money for the lavish performance, according to TMZ.)

Halsey will team up with K-pop hotshots BTS as they grace their second ever Billboards.

Glowing: Tyler Hubbard attended with expecting wife Hayley Stommel, who looked like a Grecian goddess in seafoam pleats

Glowing: Tyler Hubbard attended with expecting wife Hayley Stommel, who looked like a Grecian goddess in seafoam pleats

Sister act! Erin (left) and Sarah Foster (right) were a dynamic duo in their contrasting looks

Sister act! Erin (left) and Sarah Foster (right) were a dynamic duo in their contrasting looks

And Paula Abdul will perform a medley of her greatest hits. Mariah Carey is the evening’s recipient of The Icon Award.

Also set to hit the stage: Ciara, Lauren Daigle, Dan + Shay, Tori Kelly, Khalid, and Panic! At The Disco.

And there are plenty of trophies to hand out this evening. 

Cardi B has the most nominations, competing 21 times in 18 categories – almost beating Drake and The Chainsmokers records for most noms. 

Collaborators: Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay were a nice contrast to one another

Collaborators: Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay were a nice contrast to one another

The Bronx talent will even compete against herself in three categories, as she’s up for honors in top Hot 100 song, as well as top selling song, and top collaboration.

Meanwhile, Post Malone and Drake follow close behind with a commendable 17 nominations a piece. Travis Scott joins the elite nominees with 12 nods.

Fans can expect an A-list collection of presenters as well. 

Among the presenters: Asher Angel, Becky G, Chrissy Metz & Justin Hartley, Cobie Smulders, Dave Bautista & Kumail Nanjiani, David Guetta, Erin & Sara Foster, Eva Longoria, Florida Georgia Line, Jennifer Hudson, Jesse Spencer, Julia Michaels, Julianne Hough, Kane Brown, Olivia Wilde, Beanie Feldstein & Kaitlyn Dever, Ralph Macchio, Rob Gronkowski, Ross Lynch & Kiernan Shipka, Sabrina Carpenter, Sophie Turner & Tye Sheridan, Terry Crews and William Zabka.

The Billboard Music Awards will air Wednesday May 1 at 8pm EST on NBC.

Maximum effect: Ingrid Michaelson's Versace look was an explosion of color

Maximum effect: Ingrid Michaelson’s Versace look was an explosion of color

Karate adults! William Zabka and Ralph Macchio of Karate Kid fame teamed up on the red carpet

Karate adults! William Zabka and Ralph Macchio of Karate Kid fame teamed up on the red carpet

Date night: Glee's Kevin McHale (right) made his red carpet debut with beau Austin McKenzie (left)

Date night: Glee’s Kevin McHale (right) made his red carpet debut with beau Austin McKenzie (left)

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