IN PHOTOS: Billboard Music Awards 2018 red carpet

Taylor Swift, Korean group BTS are among the stars who walk the red carpet

Rappler.com

Published: 3:15:16am May 21, 2018

Updated: 3:29:5am May 21, 2018

BTS IN THE HOUSE. Korean group BTS poses at the red carpet of the Billboard Music Awards 2018. Screenshot from Instagram/@bbmas

MANILA, Philippines – The Billboard Music Awards 2018 awards kicked off on Sunday, May 20 (Monday, May 21) at the MGM in Las Vegas, USA, with the biggest names in international music gathering for the yearly event.

Taylor Swift, who kicked off her Reputation tour just last week returned to the awards show. Korean boyband BTS, nominated for the Top Social Artist award, were also seen on the red carpet.

What a pleasant surprise. Welcome back to the #BBMAs, @taylorswift! A post shared by Billboard Music Awards (@bbmas) on May 20, 2018 at 5:08pm PDT

ARMY! THEY'RE HERE! @bts.bighitofficial just hit the red carpet and they are on . #BTS_BBMAs A post shared by Billboard Music Awards (@bbmas) on May 20, 2018 at 4:22pm PDT

Christina Aguilera, who is back in the music scene with the release of her new album Liberation also attended the awards. She performed "Fall In Line" with Demi Lovato during the awards ceremony. 

Um, could @xtina be any more gorgeous?!  #XTINADEMI_BBMAs A post shared by Billboard Music Awards (@bbmas) on May 20, 2018 at 4:29pm PDT

Other stars also in attendance include host Kelly Clarkson, En Vouge, Neyo, John Legend, Shawn Mendes, and Dua Lipa.

@DUALIPA is looking fierce!  Can't wait for her #BBMAs performance tonight and then an encore performance with @Xfinity on Demand! #DUA_BBMAs A post shared by Billboard Music Awards (@bbmas) on May 20, 2018 at 3:40pm PDT 

Looking forward to @shawnmendes'performances tonight! #SHAWN_BBMAs A post shared by Billboard Music Awards (@bbmas) on May 20, 2018 at 3:48pm PDT

Our host is in the house! Welcome to the #BBMAs, @kellyclarkson!  #KELLY_BBMAs A post shared by Billboard Music Awards (@bbmas) on May 20, 2018 at 3:56pm PDT

Look who's here! @envoguemusic, @neyo, @jennadewan, and @beberexha have arrived. #BBMAs A post shared by Billboard Music Awards (@bbmas) on May 20, 2018 at 4:44pm PDT

Congrats to @johnlegend on his new baby boy, Miles! We’re so happy to have him performing at the #BBMAs tonight. #JOHN_BBMAs A post shared by Billboard Music Awards (@bbmas) on May 20, 2018 at 4:49pm PDT

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