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5 Best Moments from the Billboard Music Awards

Ciara and Beau at Billboard Music Awards

When I heard the words, “Tracia you will serve as red carpet host at the Billboard Awards,” I was beside myself with excitement and enthusiasm. Immediately, I began to make plans for my trip from LA to Vegas.

I arrived the night before. I was so elated that I couldn’t sleep! After managing to get approximately two hours of rest, I awoke to get ready for my Billboard Awards depute on the red carpet. First, my glam squad got my hair, makeup and wardrobe on “fleek.” Then I was off to the T-mobile area and onto the red carpet. As I watched celebrities arrive, I had to pinch myself to see if it was for real.

My 5 best moments from the Billboard Awards red carpet:

It was an astounding moment for me when I saw the great legend Stevie Wonder. He is one of the best of all times. His smile lit up the red carpet. It was great seeing him.

I interviewed the Grammy Award winning, gospel singer, Marvin Sapp. He was so amazing. He spoke to me about his music and today’s artists that he likes. I asked him who is his favorite artists were and he replied, “my favorite is Kendrick Lamar.” I love Kendrick too. He was dressed to the 9, it was a great interview!

Then, one of My favorite artists walked right in front of me…the fabulous Rihanna! Recently, Rih had tied Michael Jackson’s record for most number one hits. She walked the carpet in a two piece nude, chic capris outfit. She looked hot! The cameras where all over her, calling out her name.

The fashion scene was second to none. Billboard co-host, Ciara was very fashionable in a long, fitted dress as she worked the red carpet. Her co-host, Ludacrist, graced the carpet in his dapper tuxedo that suited him like a glove. They both made bold fashion statements. Of course your Rolling Out host, me, wore a short sequin dress with black fringe shoes to fit right in.  I really enjoyed the fashion scene. It was incredible!

The moment I stepped into the event, the atmosphere set the tone for a remarkable evening. Blue skies and the beautiful city of Vegas served as the backdrop for this extravagant event. E!, Ellen, Rolling Out and many others aligned the red carpet to interview the nominees and stars of the evening. It was thrilling to see the limousines pull up to the red carpet, the fans cheering in excitement, and most of all, I got to socialize with some of my favorite celebrities right in front of my eyes. I had a great time covering the Billboard Awards for Rollingout Magazine!

Article Originally Published by Tracia J. at Rolling Out. 

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