Making for one of the biggest night’s in the music industry, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards are set to get underway at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday evening (May 22).

With a full slate of top-name acts joining the lineup as performers, nominees and presenters, fans will be treated to appearances by the likes of Nicki Minaj when the ceremony kicks off at 8PM on ABC.

Prior to showtime, a live feed straight from the MGM Grand red carpet is available below – with all of the A-list celebrities set to walk the press area before getting situated inside the Sin City venue.

As for the planned festivities, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Ken Jeong of “The Hangover 2” while Rihanna leads all nominees with 18 bids followed by Eminem with 16, Lady Gaga with 12 and Burno Mars and Justin Bieber with 11 each.