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Julianne Hough - Billboard Awards 2012

Julianne Hough flashes a smile at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 20) in Las Vegas.

“Getting ready! Excited to be presenting at the @billboard music awards later! #bbma,” the 23-year-old actress and singer tweeted earlier in the day.

“@billboard music awards just kicked off! Who are you excited to see perform tonight?!” Julianne wrote in another tweet.

Julianne can next be seen on the big screen in Rock of Ages, opposite Tom Cruise, Diego Boneta, and Malin Akerman.

The flick, also co-starring Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta-Jones, hits theaters June 15!

FYI: Julianne is wearing a Kaufman Franco dress, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, and H Stern jewels.

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Alicia Keys: Billboard Awards 2012 with Swizz Beatz!

Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz hit the white carpet at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 20) in Las Vegas.

The 31-year-old singer will be presenting the Billboard Icon Award to Stevie Wonder during tonight’s telecast.

Alicia will also be performing with him – the duet comes eight years after the two performed “Higher Ground” at the 2004 MTV VMAs, according to EW.

“Backstage working out the songs with #steviewonder yesterday! I’m like a kid in a candy store! #bbma,” Alicia tweeted.

FYI: Alicia is wearing Azzedine Alaia Couture, Repossi earrings, Jennifer Fisher hand piece, and Brian Atwood heels.

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Carrie Underwood: Billboard Awards 2012 with Mike Fisher!

Carrie Underwood and hubby Mike Fisher arrive at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 20) in Las Vegas.

The 29-year-old country star looked beautiful in a silver and rose tulle draped Oscar de la Renta gown, silver open toe pumps, and Cara vanity case.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Carrie Underwood

“Just did rehearsals for the Billboard Awards!” Carrie tweeted the day before. “Can’t wait until tomorrow! #BBMA”

Tune in TONIGHT at 8 p.m. on ABC to see performances from Carrie, Kelly Clarkson, LMFAO, Chris Brown, and Justin Bieber!

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Katy Perry: Billboard Awards 2012 with Grandmother Ann!

Katy Perry and her grandmother, Ann Hudson, attend the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 20) in Las Vegas.

“My date to tonight’s Billboard Music Awards is hotter than the las vegas weather. SMOKIN’!” the 27-year-old pop star tweeted.

Katy will be hitting the stage to debut her new song, “Wide Awake,” which was written for her upcoming film Katy Perry: Part of Me.

She’s also up for Top Artist (against Adele, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, and Rihanna) and Top Hot 100 Song for “E.T.” featuring Kanye West!

FYI: Katy is wearing a Blumarine dress and Misaki spiky silver bangles.

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Nelly Furtado & Brandy - Billboard Awards 2012

Nelly Furtado and Brandy hit the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 20) in Las Vegas.

The 33-year-old Canadian singer wore Alberta Ferretti, while Brandy, also 33, showed some leg in a low-cut mini dress.

Both singers have recently released some new music. Check out Brandy‘s “Put It Down” with Chris Brown and Nelly‘s “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)” in case you missed them!

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Julie Bowen & Ty Burrell - Billboard Awards 2012

Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell arrive at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 20) in Las Vegas.

The Modern Family co-stars are hosting this year’s telecast, which airs live TONIGHT at 8 p.m. on ABC.

“Just finished rehearsals for the billboards. Ummm, can you say pink bears, a zebra, BMX bikers and women on stilts? So fun… #bbma,” Julie tweeted earlier in the day.

Tune in to see performances from artists including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and more!

FYI: Ty is wearing an Alexander Olch tie.

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Watch the Billboard Music Awards 2012 Red Carpet Live Stream!

Musicians are flocking to Sin City for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards!

You can catch all the action from the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas thanks to Billboard.com‘s live stream.

Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen will serve as the evening’s hosts, with performances from Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO, Cee Lo Green, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, The Wanted, Linkin Park, Nelly Furtado, and Chris Brown.

The show will also feature tributes to Whitney Houston, Adam Yauch, and Donna Summer.