Mila Kunis, Jessica Alba, Britney Spears wear Lebanese designers to Billboard Music Awards

Published May 23rd, 2016 - 08:24 GMT
Britney wore Reem Acra while Mila Kunis and Jessica Alba chose Zuhair Murad for Billboard's red carpet. (AFP/David Becker/Bryan Haraway)
Britney wore Reem Acra while Mila Kunis and Jessica Alba chose Zuhair Murad for Billboard's red carpet. (AFP/David Becker/Bryan Haraway)

It's one of the hottest music events of the year.

So the stars pulled out all the stops to bring some seriously sexy glamour to the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. 

Leading the way was Ciara, Britney Spears, Mila Kunis and Kate Beckinsale who made sure to stand out on the red carpet in revealing and slinky ensembles.

While the ceremony made room for some of the biggest names in entertainment including Madonna and Rihanna, Ciara certainly stole the spotlight as soon as she arrived at the Las Vegas venue. 

Showing off oodles of flesh in a silver gown which left little to the imagination, the statuesque beauty knew exactly how to cause a stir. The 30-year-old star looked incredible in the slinky metallic number by Philipp Plein. She showed off a hint of tantalizing side-boob and wore her brunette locks in a chic up'do with blunt fringe.

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A sexy thigh-high slit showed off her long legs and she added the finishing touch with some silver ankle-strap stilettos. The beauty, who is engaged to NFL star Russell Wilson, was joined by her beau on the pink hued carpet. It was a perfect look for the songstress as she was hosting the show at T-Mobile Arena alongside Ludacris.

Britney Spears, who performed a medley of her hits at the event, made sure all eyes were on her as she arrived in a black lace bodysuit by Reem Acra and mesh thigh-high boots.

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The 34-year-old star looked absolutely amazing as she showed off her toned and tan legs. Her long blonde locks fell in thick tousled waves and she sported smokey eyes and nude lippy. The Toxic hitmaker accepted the Millennium Award during the evening.

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Mila, 32, showed off her legs in a beaded Zuhair Murad dress which she teamed with metallic heels.

The wife of Ashton Kutcher wore her raven locks pinned up in a neat bun.

British beauty Beckinsale, 42, simply stunned in a white Hamel gown with plunging neckline and ornate straps on the back and around her shoulders. She wore her chocolate brown tresses in a messy updo and she accessorized with diamond cuff earrings for a trendy touch.

Meanwhile Ariana Grande flattered her figure in a black and blue graphic print gown by Versace with plenty of sexy cut-outs. She wore her brunette tresses in her signature high ponytail. 

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Channeling eighties vibes was Rihanna who rocked a vintage button-up Thierry Mugler dress with shoulder pads.The the frock showed off her slender pins and she teamed it with Manolo Blahnik shoes. 

Actress and singer Zendaya stunned in a peach two-piece gown while wearing her brunette locks poker straight.

Not her usual look: Jessica Alba goes edgy in Zuhair Murad. (AFP/Bryan Haraway)

Celebs gathered on Sunday night at the T-Mobile Arena to toast another year in chart-topping music as they were honoured by Billboard's magazine and music popularity chart. 

The Weeknd topped the list of nominees at this year's award show with nods in 16 categories. He was up for awards including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top R&B Album. The singer - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - also has three tracks in the Top R&B song shortlist category and has been nominated twice for Top Hot 100 Song.

A little something for The Weeknd. (AFP/David Becker)

Justin Bieber has been nominated 12 times in 11 categories, Drake and Fetty Wap have received 11 nods each in 10 categories, while Taylor Swift and Adele are both finalists for eight awards.

David Bowie, who died in January, received a posthumous nomination for his final album Blackstar.

He will compete against Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams, Mumford & Sons' Wilder Mind, Alabama Shakes' Sound & Colour and twenty one pilots' Blurryface for Top Rock Album.

One Direction - who are currently on an indefinite hiatus - have received only two nods; Best Group/Duo and Best Touring Act, with their album Made in the AM, failing to pick up any nominations.

Meanwhile, the Material Girl paid tribute to The Purple One with a live performance at the Billboard Music Awards. 

Prince was found dead on April 21 in his suburban Minneapolis home at age 57. And Madonna continued the train of celebrity homages to the beloved musician.

Prince performed at the 2013 Billboard Awards, where he received the icon award. 

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The Winners

Top Artist: Adele - WINNER

Justin Bieber


Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted):

Rihanna - WINNER 



The Weeknd

Little Big Town 

Top New Artist:

Fetty Wap - WINNER


Charlie Puth


Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber - WINNER


Fetty Wap

Ed Sheeran

The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:

Adele - WINNER

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande


Taylor Swift 

Top Duo/Group:

One Direction - WINNER

Maroon 5

twenty one pilots

The Rolling Stones


Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Adele - WINNER

Justin Bieber


Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:

The Weeknd - WINNER

Justin Bieber


Fetty Wap

Taylor Swift

Top Song Sales Artist:

The Weeknd - WINNER


Justin Bieber


Fetty Wap 

Top Radio Songs Artist:

The Weeknd - WINNER

Justin Bieber

Ellie Goulding

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

The Weeknd - WINNER

Justin Bieber


Fetty Wap


Top Social Media Artist:

Justin Bieber - WINNER

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist:

Taylor Swift - WINNER


One Direction

The Rolling Stones


Top R&B Artist:

The Weeknd - WINNER

Chris Brown



Bryson Tiller

Top Rap Artist:

Drake - WINNER

Fetty Wap


Wiz Khalifa


Top Country Artist:

Luke Bryan - WINNER

Zac Brown Band

Sam Hunt

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist:

twenty one pilots - WINNER

Fall Out Boy

Elle King

Walk the Moon

X Ambassadors 

Top Latin Artist:

Romeo Santos - WINNER

Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga  

Nicky Jam

Juan Gabriel 

Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

David Guetta - WINNER

The Chainsmokers

DJ Snake

Major Lazer 


Top Christian Artist:

Hillsong United - WINNER

Casting Crowns 

Lauren Daigle 


Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:

Kirk Franklin - WINNER

Anthony Brown and group therAPy

Tasha Cobbs

Travis Greene

Marvin Sapp

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Adele, 25 - WINNER

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Ed Sheeran, x

Taylor Swift, 1989

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness 

Top Soundtrack:

Pitch Perfect 2 - WINNER

Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1

Fifty Shades of Grey

Furious 7

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1

Top R&B Album:

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness - WINNER

Chris Brown, Royalty

Rihanna, Anti

Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L

Tyrese, Black Rose

Top Rap Album:

Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money - WINNER

Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive

Dr. Dre, Compton

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly

Top Country Album:

Chris Stapleton, Traveller - WINNER

Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights

Sam Hunt, Montevallo

Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde

Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Top Rock Album:

twenty one pilots, Blurryface - WINNER

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

David Bowie, Blackstar

Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams

Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind

Top Latin Album:

Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo - WINNER

Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario

Mana, Cama Incendiada

Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte

Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

Zedd, True Colors - WINNER

David Guetta, Listen

Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission

ODESZA, In Return

Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Top Christian Album:

Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be - WINNER

Hillsong UNITED, Empires

Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important To Us

TobyMac, This Is Not A Test

Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album:

Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion - WINNER

Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus

Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live

Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two

Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live

Top Hot 100 Song:

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again - WINNER

Adele, Hello

Fetty Wap, Trap Queen

The Weeknd, Can't Feel My Face

The Weeknd, The Hills

Top Selling Song:

Adele, Hello - WINNER

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again

OMI, Cheerleader

Rachel Platten, Fight Song

The Weeknd, The Hills

Top Radio Song:

Walk the Moon, Shut Up And Dance - WINNER

Adele, Hello

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk!

The Weeknd, Can't Feel My Face 

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

The Weeknd, The Hills - WINNER

Justin Bieber, Sorry

Justin Bieber, What Do You Mean

Fetty Wap, Trap Queen

Drake, Hotline Bling

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Silentó, Watch Me - WINNER

Fetty Wap, Trap Queen

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk!

The Weeknd, The Hills

Top R&B Song:

The Weeknd, The Hills - WINNER

Alessia Cara, Here

Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, Post To Be

The Weeknd, Can't Feel My Face

The Weeknd, Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) 

Top Rap Song:

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again - WINNER

Drake, Hotline Bling

Fetty Wap, Trap Queen

Fetty Wap, 679 feat. Remy Boyz

Silentó, Watch Me

Top Country Song:

Thomas Rhett, Die A Happy Man - WINNER

Sam Hunt, Break Up In A Small Town

Sam Hunt, Take Your Time

Little Big Town, Girl Crush

Chris Young, I'm Comin' Over

Top Rock Song:

Walk the Moon, Shut Up And Dance - WINNER

Fall Out Boy, Uma Thurman

Elle King, Ex's & Oh's

twenty one pilots, Stressed Out

X Ambassadors, Renegades

Top Latin Song:

Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, El Perdon - WINNER

J Balvin, Ginza

Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, Te Metiste

Maluma, Borro Cassette

Romeo Santos, Propuesta Indecente

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, Lean On - WINNER

The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, Roses

DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, You Know You Like It

David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, Hey Mama

Skrillex & Diplo, Where Are Ü Now with Justin Bieber

Top Christian Song:

Hillsong UNITED, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) - WINNER

Hillsong UNITED, Touch The Sky

MercyMe, Flawless

NEEDTOBREATHE Featuring Gavin DeGraw, Brother

Chris Tomlin, Good Good Father

Top Gospel Song:

Kirk Franklin, Wanna Be Happy? - WINNER

Anthony Brown and group therAPy, Worth

Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, I Luh God

Travis Greene, Intentional

Brian Courtney Wilson, Worth Fighting For






© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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