- The 2021 Billboard Music Awards took place this Sunday, 23 May, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
- Channel24 reports that The Weeknd took home an impressive 10 awards, P!nk became the youngest artist to receive the Icon Award, and Doja Cat won the Top Female R&B Artist award.
- The red carpet arrivals were also packed with noteworthy moments, as A-listers stepped out in Valentino, Prada, Dior, and more.
The 2021 Billboard Music Awards took place this Sunday, 23 May, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The evening's host was Nick Jonas, who showed up in Fendi on the red carpet.
And as we all know, music awards ceremonies often present us with more vibrant, audacious, riskier red carpet moments than their film awards counterpart.
While suits, avant-garde ensembles, and edgier styling dominate, there is a respectful number of celebrities who still go the 'belle of the ball' route.
Maybe this is what makes music awards red carpets rather intriguing and full of surprises.
It was music awards ceremonies, after all, that gave us Lil Kim's 1999 iconic breast-baring purple pasty and Lady Gaga's 2010 meat dress (both at the VMAs).
However, there were no particularly iconic red carpets looks at this year's BBMAs. That doesn't mean we weren't impressed by what we saw, though.
Here are 10 stars who served some delightful designer duds on this red carpet:
Decked out to rock out
Taking home the Top Female R&B Artist award last night, Doja Cat arrived in a black-and-white Balmain getup by Olivier Rousteing.
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The R&B artist was nominated for her hit track with Jhené Aiko, 'B.S.' and performed 'We Going Crazy' with DJ Khaled. And she did it all in Dior.
The memo for suits at the BBMAs clearly read; "bedazzle it".
In Christian Siriano.
Belles of the ball
Gabrielle Union's Prada gown is only made even more perfect by her retro updo.
A voluminous cascading gown that is styled well with heels that show an understanding of the 'less is more' golden rule.
Cut-outs for pin-ups
Well, we guess the 2021 'Hot Girl' uniform is a cut-out LBD.
In a Mugler gown and Jimmy Choo heels.
Off the shawl-ders
Is it a bolero? Is it a cape?
The shawl remains a thing of the past (for now), but its sleeved iterations continue to take centerstage in completing red carpet two-pieces and co-ords. And the bigger the sleeves, the better.
In pink Valentino.
In a red Tony Ward two-piece.
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