Celebrities turned up last night for the 2011 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada last night May 22nd, 2011 and we have all the Red Carpet Arrivals pics for you. Britney Spears and Rihanna kicked off the Billboard Music Awards with a racy live performance of their S&M remix – complete with pole dancing, a pillow fight and onstage pash.
Both pin-ups wore matching leather bodices – Britney’s was black and Rihanna’s white – and the girls writhed around the stage and pole danced as they performed the sexy hit, with their hands clamped with handcuffs, attached by chains. The crowd was wild about the performance.
Taylor Swift was the first winner of the night, taking home the 200 Album Artist of the Year award over Justin Bieber, Susan Boyle, Eminem and Lady Antebellum. Justin Bieber was the next winner, as Digital Artist of the Year. Taio Cruz’s Dynamite was named Top Hot 100 Song while Lady Antebellum took Country Song of the Year. Rihanna led the nominations across 18 categories followed by Eminem with 16, Lady Gaga with 12 and Justin Bieber with 11.
Red Carpet photos below include the following celebs – enjoy! One Republic, Mary J Blige, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Michelle Williams, Randy Jackson, Fergie, Tim Allen, Joe Jonas, Justin Bieber, Pat Monahan, Evander Holyfield, Nayer, Rihanna, Travis Baker and Children, Taboo, Ke$ha, Sinbad & daughter, Lady Antebellum, Selena Gomez, Kylie Minogue, Rico Rodriguez, Neil Diamond, Apolla Anton Ohno, Trey Songz, Ne-Yo and Downtown Julie Brown.
Click on the 35+ images below to enlarge and see pics of other celebs arriving below!
Image credit to Nikki Nelson / WENN.com