Red Carpet Recap: 2015 Billboard Music Awards

The stars were shining bright at last night's Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen, featured everything from Kanye's censored performance to a showstopping rendition by the divalicious Mariah Carey. Flip through our gallery to see some of the hottest celebs who were in attendance.

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Recording artist 50 Cent and actors Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett attend the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Model Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend attend the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Recording artist Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Recording artists Jussie Smollett and Estelle perform onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Recording artist Kanye West performs onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Hosts Chrissy Teigen and Ludacris speak onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Singer/actor Jussie Smollett attends the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Actress Laverne Cox attends the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Actress Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Rapper/actor Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Zendaya arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Model Jourdan Dunn attends the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Musician Estelle attends the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Actors Bryshere Y. Gray, Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett attend the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Singer Chris Brown and daughter Royalty arrive at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Actress Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Mariah Carey attends the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Recording artist Chris Brown performs onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.