- Pink, Alicia Keys, and Saweetie were among the big names working the 2021 Billboard Music Awards red carpet
- The awards show was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, and hosted by singer Nick Jonas
- Billboard said in a statement earlier this month: ‘This is Jonas’ first time as host of the Billboard Music Awards, which is two years older than he is. (He’s 28; the show launched 30 years ago)’
- The Weeknd kicked off the 2021 Billboard Music Awards with the first win of the night for the Top Hot 100 Artist Award
The stars dazzled as they kicked off the 2021 Billboard Music Awards in style.
Pink, Alicia Keys, and Saweetie were among the celebrities slaying the red carpet at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The superstars brightened up the red carpet in their brightly-hued ensembles, consisting of eye-catching shades of fuchsia, pink, and tangerine orange.
Pink, 41, took the plunge in a dazzling fuchsia gown with a matching pair of chandelier style earrings upping the glam factor.
The hit-maker glammed up her ordinarily edgy hairdo with a touch of curls.
She was joined by her two children, Willow, nine, and Jameson, four, who were both looking cool in their own red carpet-ready looks.
Meanwhile, Alicia, 40, bared her gym-honed abs in a blush pink crop top, matching trousers, and billowing jacket hanging over her elbows.
With her beautiful complexion accented with a natural hue of makeup, the Fallin’ singer was a sight to behold as she made her grand entrance.
Also putting on head-turning display was My Type singer Saweetie, 27, who flashed her cleavage in a princess-style gown adorned with a floral design and tulle skirt.
Pink, claw-like nails, silver heels, and metallic floral earrings finished off the ultra-glamorous look.
Doja Cat put on a traffic-stopping display in a black-and-white crop top, billowing sleeves, and flared leggings.
Priyanka Chopra flashed some leg in a crystal-encrusted sheer dress with thigh-high slit and gold belt.
The Quantico actress did not let the spotlight stop her from showering her husband Nick Jonas, who is also hosting the show, with affection.
Gabrielle Union looked breathtaking in a plunging white Prada dress that skimmed the floor.
The Bring It On actress complimented the look with a baby pink Coach purse.
Also working all-white was Padma Lakshmi, who looked stunning in a plunging suit adorned with crystals.
The Bravo star accessorized the look with an array of silver necklaces cascading down her cleavage.
All eyes were on Megan Fox and her boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly, who did not shy away from packing on the PDA on the red carpet.
The rapper showed off his black tongue as the couple put on a very amorous display.
Megan dropped jaws in a very revealing black bodysuit teamed with a sheer mesh skirt, putting her fabulous legs on display.
Turning the red carpet into a family affair, Drake was joined for his big moment alongside his parents, Sandi Graham and Dennis Graham.
The rapper couldn’t have looked any happier soaking up the spotlight alongside his parents, and it’s no wonder why – Drake was the recipient of Artist Of The Decade.
TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio looked stunning in a metallic halter dress as she posed beside her handsome boyfriend Noah Beck.
Kelsea Ballerini looked out of this world in a black LBD with star and crescent moon designs.
Kehlani was looking red hot in a dazzling beaded bra top, crimson shrug and matching semi-sheer skirt.
Celebrities were dressed to impress for another action-packed night of music, hosted by singer Nick Jonas live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
It’s the first time the 28-year-old singer and actor has hosted the show.
Billboard said in a statement earlier this month: ‘This is Jonas’ first time as host of the Billboard Music Awards, which is two years older than he is. (He’s 28; the show launched 30 years ago).’
‘But he’s had lots of awards show experience, including teaming with his wife, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, to announce this year’s Oscar nominations.’
Nick – who is taking over from Kelly Clarkson as presenter – joked: ‘Truly an honor to have already received the first preemptive 2021 #BBMAs award. Best host ever?! Wow! Tune-in May 23rd at 8pm ET/5pm PT on @NBC.’
The Weeknd kicked off the 2021 Billboard Music Awards with the first win of the night for the Top Hot 100 Artist Award.
It was a triumphant win for The Weeknd, who had recently been snubbed by the Grammy Awards after his album After Hours didn’t receive a single nomination.
Since that kerfuffle, he’s decided to boycott the ceremony, and even after the Grammys eliminated some of its secret committees that determine the nominees he kept up his boycott.
The Weeknd took to the stage looking dapper in a black overcoat and tie while sporting a close-cropped beard.
‘It’s been a dark year and you brought light and escape with your music, genius, brilliance, and you deserve this award just as much as I do, if not more,’ he complimented his fellow nominees, including DaBaby, Drake, Dua Lipa and Pop Smoke.
The Weeknd (real name: Abel Tesfaye) also joked that he was happy to be done wearing the red suit he’s worn in almost all of his music videos and performances in the wake of After Hours.
The singing sensation won an impressive nine out the sixteen nominations he was up for, including Top Artist and Top R&B album for After Hours.