Top 5 Most Memorable Billboard Music Awards Looks

1. Nothing says diva quite like head-to-toe cascading red taffeta ruffles - and leave it to Diana Ross to pull it off in 2004. Though it evokes Carmen Miranda on steroids, there's also something endearing about this statement - if anything, the joie de vivre it requires.

2. Perhaps buckling under the midriff-bearing pressure of 2003 (thanks, Britney), a platinum-haired Celine Dion showed up to the awards in a genie dress, bearing her obliques and hipbones. Too much anatomy.

3. In 2011, Rihanna and Britney Spears shared the stage in dominatrix regalia to perform "S&M," complete with chained wrist restraints and leather harnesses. An overtly sexy statement, yes. But putting it all out there seems more of a Spears move than modern-day Rihanna, whose fashion sense has matured greatly in the past three years.

4. R. Kelly has seen his fair share of scandal through the years, and that has only seemed to bolster his resolve to stay true to himself. Therefore, in 2003, there was nothing getting between Kelly and his bright red suit, matching fur coat and fedora get-up.

5. A British pop invasion happens every generation or so, and who wasn't dutifully captivated when Scary, Sporty, Baby, Ginger and Posh came to town in 1998? The Spice Girls were living '90s-style dolls, with cellophane personas translated through crop tops and lamé minidresses.


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