Miley Cyrus is returning with new music. Céline Dion's heart will go on onstage once more. Cher is receiving the Icon Award. 

Pretty much anyone who loves music is jazzed about the upcoming 2017 Billboard Music Awards next weekend. And with any awards show, comes an awards show red carpet, which gets us thinking about some of the former flames whose passion was once so fiery that they took to the red carpet together, got cozy in their seats or got caught kissing backstage at past Billboard Music Awards.

We remember when Selena Gomez couldn't keep her hands to herself near Justin Bieber, when the spark was still alive with Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo and when their wasn't any bad blood between Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris.

Check out those famous exes and seven other ex-couples whose love once lit up Billboard Music Awards together, but whose flame has since gone out...

Jordin Sparks, Jason Derulo, Billboard Awards

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Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, Billboard Music Awards 2015

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Demi Lovato, Wilmer Valderrama, Billboard Music Awards

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Britney Spears, Charlie Ebersol, Billboard Awards

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Billboard Music Awards, Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa


Billboard Music Awards, Chad Kroeger, Avril Lavigne

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Casper Smart, Jennifer Lopez, Billboard Music Awards

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Olivia Culpo, Nick Jonas, Billboard Music Awards 2015

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Nick Young, Iggy Azalea, Billboard Music Awards


Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Billboard Music Awards, Kiss


Some of this year's nominees include The Chainsmokers, Twentyone Pilots and Rihanna. Drake and The Chainsmokers have tied each other for most yearly nominations ever with 22 nods each.

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from Las Vegas on May 21.

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