Nicole Kidman: Billboard Awards 2011 with Keith Urban!

Joining in on this year’s ceremony, Keith Urban made a grand arrival to the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday evening (May 22).

With the ritzy MGM Grand acting as the venue, the “Moulin Rouge” actress and her country star hubby soaked up the spotlight while passing through the red carpet ahead of the annual event’s kickoff.

As for the show, the Ken Jeong hosted Billboard Music Awards feature performances by big names including Nicki Minaj, the Black Eyed Peas, Lil Wayne and numerous other top acts.

Meanwhile, star presenters set to grace the stage include Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Joe Jonas and Matthew Morrison.

The show also features a special tribute to Beyonce Knowles – as she’s set to be presented with the Billboard Millenium Award for her undeniably successful career achievements.

She always brings her A-Game, and Rihanna for a fabulous opening performance on the 2011 Billboard Music Awards tonight (May 22).

The “Toxic” mommy and the “Russian Roulette” songstress not only had top-notch singing, but also provided quite the sexy stage show.

They joined forces on their remix of Ri-Ri’s super hot single “S&M” and the temperature in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas definitely raised a few degrees.

Prior to the gig, an eyewitness at the dress rehearsal told press, “Britney looked fabulous- better than ever. The opening is sexy and playful. Britney’s got a fantastic entrance. It’s epic.”

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