These All-Time Best Looks at the Billboard Music Awards Hit Just the Right Notes

From Jennifer Lopez's sheer gown to Taylor Swift's sequin jumpsuit, the stars often bring bold glamour to the Billboard Music Awards. Revisit the show's best looks of all time here.

By Samantha Schnurr May 23, 2021 5:00 PMTags
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Hear that? It's the sound of some seriously fabulous fashion on the way.  

With the 2021 Billboard Music Awards mere days away, it's only right that we start thinking about one of the most fun parts about music's big night: the clothes! With nearly three decades of ceremonies in the books, there are plenty of looks from the red carpet that have stood out over the years. 

Jennifer Lopez in that sheer, sexy and oh-so-glitzy Charbel Zoe Couture gown in 2015? Check! Taylor Swift's white cut-out jumpsuit that very same year? Check! Andy Cohen's 2018 pink suit? Check!

Those are just a few of the must-see outfits celebs have donned at the show. And, given the star-studded list of nominees this year, it's only a matter of time before a few more join the Best Dressed list. 

With Pink, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion and many more of your favorite artists up for awards, we're willing to bet they're going to be dressed to impress as they prepare to accept a coveted statue. 

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But, until then, take a walk down a very stylish memory lane and revisit the best looks of all time at the Billboard Music Awards below!

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In 2020, the singer wore a black and white custom Christian Siriano dress that encouraged people to vote in the then upcoming election.


All suited up! This 2011 Max Azria look is just as chic today as it was a decade ago. 

Lil Nas X

The rapper had fans comparing him to Prince in 2020, arriving in a snake-skin print Gucci suit over a pussy-bow blouse. He completed the look with black leather boots, Bvlgari rings, black dangling earrings, tinted sunglasses and a side-swept wet-and-wavy mullet.

Britney Spears

In 2016, the princess of flashed her rock hard abs in a blue-silver sparkling two-piece set by Charbel Zoe.


Nick Jonas

The Jonas Brothers member looked effortlessly cool in a full emerald green ensemble by Fendi in 2021.

Priyanka Chopra

In 2019, the actress brought a splash of sultry Hollywood glamour to the Billboard Music Awards red carpet in this plunging white sequined dress from Zuhair Murad.

Alicia Keys

The "Fallin" singer wore a fun pink Valentino crop top, trousers, and wrap, accessorized with Messika jewels in 2021.

Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo blew the 2014 crowd away in this striking ruby Donna Karan design.


In 2021, the rapper popped in a peach-colored ruffled gown from Giambattista Valli, featuring cascading petals at the chest, tulle skirt and a high-slit.

Julianne Hough

At the 2019 ceremony, the ballroom pro posed in a glamorous take on the short suit set by Genny,

Taylor Swift

Look what you made her do! The pop star marked the 2015 show with this showstopping Balmain jumpsuit.

Sophie Turner

The Games Of Thrones alum went for a fabulous futuristic look with a silver embroidered jumpsuit by Louis Vuitton in 2019.

Katy Perry

In 2012, the pop star envisioned a "Teenage Dream" with this lavender Blumarine gown.


In 2019, the Columbian singer showed off a rainbow streaked snake-skin moto-jacket and pants combo.

Selena Gomez

One word: Sultry! Ms. Gomez showcases her sleek physique in a black cutout Dolce & Gabbana gown at the 2012 show.

Shawn Mendes

Looking sharp, Shawn! The "In My Blood" performer nailed it at the 2018 ceremony in a Kooples suit teamd with Cuban-heeled boots by Calvin Klein.

Vanessa Hudgens

Marvelous in Marchesa! The former Disney Channel darling looked like a dream ahead of the 2017 ceremony. 

Kelly Clarkson

The Voice judge and 2018 Billboard Music Awards host  wowed in a long-sleeve, all-black Christian Siriano gown—something a modern-day Evil Queen would don.


In 2018, K-pop's hottest boy band went all out in coordinating Gucci threads. 


The star's simple yet bold look by Calvin Klein Collection is one we won't soon forget. 

Miley Cyrus

Wearing an embellished Balmain jumpsuit, the pop sensation came in like a wrecking ball to the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. 

Janet Jackson

The music icon picked this edgy Rami Kadi design before receiving Billboard's Icon Award in 2018.

Kendall Jenner

There's something so chic about the futuristic-inspired ensemble by Olcay Gulsen that the supermodel wore in 2014. 


A sequin lapel elevated the rapper's sophisticated suit in 2017.

Chrissy Teigen

Balmain beauty! The Lip Sync Battle star went for the gold (and black and silver) in 2015.

Addison Rae

The TikTok star went for a vampy vibe in 2020, choosing a slinky, Mugler cutout gown, styled with leather opera-length gloves.

Hailey Bieber

Before she was a Mrs., the blonde bombshell was busy dominating the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in this slinky Alexandre Vauthier gown.

Carrie Underwood

As always, Carrie is a red carpet vision in this frothy Oscar de la Renta princess gown back in 2012.

Jennifer Lopez

The A-lister can do no wrong, this ultra-sexy Charbel Zoe Couture gown included!

John Legend

In 2017, the singer-songwriter channeled his inner fashion maven in Gucci.

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