Taylor Swift: 2012 Billboard Music Awards Beautiful

Posted Sunday May 20, 2012 7:12 PM GMT

She’s no stranger to big-name events, and Taylor Swift looked right at home on the red carpet at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards
tonight (May 20).

The “Mean” songstress wowed the fans and shutterbugs outside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with her lacy red floor-length Elie Saab gown teamed with her flirty blonde bangy coif.

As for what's in store, the Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell hosted ceremony features performances by big names including Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO, CeeLo Green, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, The Wanted, Linkin Park, Nelly Furtado and Chris Brown.

With presenters including Charlie Sheen, Miley Cyrus, Gladys Knight, Julianne Hough and Wiz Khalifa, award hopefuls include a pack-leading Adele with 18 nominations while LMFAO is a finalist in 17 categories.

Always one of the hottest nights in music, the 2012 Billboard Music Awards will be getting underway at 8/9c on ABC.

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