The red carpet has been rolled out in Las Vegas for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards .
Taylor Swift led the way in a dramatic embellished blush gown with delicate feather detail on the shoulder and a daring thigh split.
The singer is nominated for five awards; top artist, top female artist, top Billboard 200 artist, top Billboard 200 album and top selling album.
Taylor, 28, is not an announced performer or presenter at the awards, but she is rumoured to be making an appearing in the show.
Janet Jackson – who will make her first TV performance in nine years – wowed on the red carpet in a voluminous skirt.
The star will receive the Icon Award, whose past recipients include Cher, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Celine Dion.
Jennifer Lopez also opted for a daring skirt split, pairing her burgundy crocodile print leather skirt and top combo with a matching pair of thigh boots.
Ariana Grande will open the ceremony, which takes place two days before the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing.
Grande had just finished a show at the Manchester Arena on May 22 2017 when suicide bomber Salman Abedi struck in the foyer killing 22 people and injuring hundreds more.
Kelly Clarkson will host the annual awards show, which celebrates artists’ performances on the Billboard charts.
Hailey Baldwin looked sensational in a nude long-sleeved gown which was slashed to the naval.
She kept her hair and makeup fuss free to let the stunning dress do the talking.
Kendrick Lamar leads the way with six wins from the non-televised categories.
The 30-year-old rapper is tied with Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran for most nominations with 15 but organisers have announced Lamar has already won prizes including Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist and Top Rap Album for 2017’s Damn.
He was also awarded the prizes for Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Streaming Songs Artist and Top Streaming Song (Audio).
Mars follows Lamar with five wins while Sheeran and Imagine Dragons tie with four wins each.
Mars has received wins for Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top R&B Album and Top R&B Song.
Sheeran goes into tonight’s live broadcast with wins for Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist and Top Radio Song.
Other multi-category winners include Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber with three wins for Top Latin Song, Top Streaming Song (Video) and Top Selling Song.
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