It’s really surprising that someone who has dominated the Billboard Hot 100 for the past ten years has attended the Billboard Music Awards so rarely. So Rihanna’s appearance at tonight’s show will be really special. Here’s a quick look at what she’s worn on the previous occasions that she’s attended.
A teenage Rihanna hit the Billboard red carpet in 2006 for the first time. It shocked everyone including the singer when she took home the awards for Female Artist, Pop 100 Artist, Female Hot 100 Artist and Hot Dance Airplay Song. Surely it was a sign of greater things to come. That night Rih rocked a custom white dress by Zac Posen. She was the designer’s muse at that time and was constantly seen in his creations. The pleated frock, which was inspired by his Spring 2007 collection (take a look at Look 19 and Look 27), featured a plunging neckline.
Rihanna returned to the Billboard red carpet in 2011 and that night she took home three awards and also performed S&M with Britney Spears. That time she wore an all white suit by Max Azria. Her jewellery included earrings and rings by Neil Lane as well as a few rings by Cartier and Jack Vartanian.