Justin Bieber stole the 2011 Billboard Music Awards by locking lips with girlfriend Selena Gomez after he was announced as the Top New Artist. Rihanna and Britney Spears also kept us talking with their raunchy ‘S&M’ performance before then. Elsewhere, the white carpet failed to get as much enthusiasm. Many stars opted to play it safe. The carpet only saw a peak once Rihanna walked it with a matching white pant suit, while stars such as Nicole Kidman, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez made the most effort with sophisticated gowns. Here is all the fashion:
Pop singer Ke$ha keeps it minimal for a change
“Motivation” singer Kelly Rowland show some leg in this pink Herve Leger number.
Black Eyed Peas lead female vocalist, Fergie is all fashion in this bondage custom made Herve Leger dress
Mary J Blige roars on the white carpet in a leopard print dress
Red-haired R&B singer Rihanna opts for a Max Azria pant suit. Riri also rock Christian Louboutin point-toe pumps. One word — ELEGANT.
Rapper Nicki Minaj dons a pink wig and a sexy Mark Fast embellished jumpsuit with Versace lace-up sandals
Actress Nicole Kidman and hubby Keith Urban are the picture perfect couple as they arrive at the Billboard Music Awards. Nicole keeps it simple in a black Dolce & Gabbana short sleeve sheer embellished gown and a side braid
21-year-old country sensation Taylor Swift looks glamorous in an Elie Saab beaded strapless gown with bronze embellished accents
Rihanna and Britney Spears share some love during their S&M performance.
Selena Gomez and boyfriend Justin Bieber get cosy in the audience. Selena is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana frock.
The show-stopping kiss.