Jussie Smollett Heats Up the Billboard Music Awards 2015 Red Carpet

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Jussie Smollett attends the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

Jussie Smollett walked the red carpet at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17.

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This past TV season, the actor/singer ignited the small screen on Fox's Empire as an openly gay R&B singer-- and the heir to the empire itself-- Jamal. In addition to appearing on the hit series, he also contributed vocals to its soundtrack.  That soundtrack would later go on to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart (beating out Madonna's Rebel Heart, which would land at No. 2) when it was released in March.

Smollett, along with his Empire co-star Bryshere "Yazz" Gray, will take the stage at the BBMAs. They will perform alongside Estelle, who made a cameo on their show's freshman season.

Be sure to watch the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Ludacris & Chrissy Teigen, tonight at 8/7c on ABC. 

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