The Billboard Music Awards have been celebrating Hollywood's biggest music stars for decades. In honor of this year's show on May 1, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at some of the best red carpet fashion moments from the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, starting with Britney Spears. Fifteen years ago, the pop princess sported this nude minidress with a black lace overlay. She completed the look with black strappy heels and dangling diamond earrings. Keep reading for more…
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Kanye West looked early-aughts chic in baggy blue jeans and a white T-shirt, argyle sweater, red jacket and white Air Force One gym shoes at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards.
Gwen Stefani wore a bold Vivienne Westwood gown for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, a complement to her Harajuku Girls' plaid looks.
Alicia Keys looked lovely in this gray babydoll tank top with nude lace trim, boot-cut blue jeans and silver strappy heels at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards.
The members of Maroon 5 all rocked interesting looks to the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. Lead singer Adam Levine went for pinstriped gray pants, a black sweater and a white-and-pink striped button-down shirt with a pink tie, while bandmate Ryan Dusick wore a black suit and a blue shirt. James Valentine opted for blue jeans, white gym shoes, a gray suit jacket and a black Led Zeppelin T-shirt.
Usher paired these baggy, boot cut jeans with a white T-shirt, black sneakers and a gray jacket with black leather sleeves and embroidered patches while posing backstage at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards.
Nicole Richie looked glam at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards in an emerald green midi-length dress paired with gold pumps, chandelier earrings, gold bangles and a silver clutch.
Nicole Richie's then-bestie, Paris Hilton, rocked a similarly glam ensemble to the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. The heiress wore a sequin-striped black-and-bronze minidress with long sleeves and tassel trim. She completed the look with gold peep-toe pumps, dangling earrings and a brown purse.
Nick Lachey looked very 2004 at the Billboard Music Awards in boot-cut blue jeans and a black button-down shirt with black shoes and a black belt.
Chingy rocked a look that you could only pull off in the early aughts — an extra, extra long white T-shirt with baggy blue jeans, a tan jacket, a tan fitted cap and tan sneakers.
Amy Lee of Evanescence donned this dark brown ensemble at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards — a strapless mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline and buckle details.
Tara Reid wore this hot pink look to the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. The actress donned a silk hot pink suit with fit-and-flare pants and a deep-V suit jacket with black pumps.
Then-couple Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong looked adorbs at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. The country singer donned a navy halter-style dress and strappy gold heels while the athlete opted for a traditional black suit.
Ashlee Simpson donned a black midi-length dress with sheer details and an elaborate nude lace neckline paired with black boots and boho jewelry to the 2004 Billboard Music Awards.
Fantasia made us green with envy at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards where she wore a lime green satin dress with gold sandal heels, dangling earrings and a diamond statement necklace.
Beyonce looked fierce and fabulous while performing at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. The music superstar rocked a cream sequined dress with feather trim and a deep-V neckline. She completed the look with silver strappy heels and a gorgeous statement diamond necklace.
Keith Urban has not aged one bit since his 2004 Billboard Music Awards days. The country singer looked casual but hot in boot-cut blue jeans, a green button-down shirt and brown cowboy boots.
Paula Abdul was a colorful vision at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards in a turquoise strapless A-line dress with a multicolored print and silver strappy heels.
Dave Navarro went for this rock-glam look at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. The guitar legend wore black leather pants and boots, a white suit jacket trimmed in deep red feathers plus sunglasses and a black fedora.
Hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri rocked a bedazzled Metallica tee, a white long-sleeved undershirt, blue jeans and a gray beanie to the 2004 Billboard Music Awards.
Gloria Estefan stunned in this blood red floor-length gown with black floral detailing and a black coat with fur trim at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. She finished the look with diamond earrings and a black clutch.
Ryan Seacrest sure has upgraded his fashion choices. Back in 2004, the "American Idol" host wore boot-cut jeans, a velvet suit jacket, a gray sweater and a white button-down shirt to host the Billboard Music Awards.
Diana Ross proved that you can look fierce at any age as she performed at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards in this red-hot beaded miniskirt and bustier top.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong rocked an all-black look to the 2004 Billboard Music Awards while bandmates Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool opted for pops of color. Billie Joe paired black jeans with a black pinstriped shirt, black suit jacket, black sneakers and a silver studded belt. Mike added a gray suit jacket with red trim to his otherwise black ensemble, while Tre opted for a red tie and black suit.
Former MTV VJ Ananda Lewis went for this cute yet casual look at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. The TV host wore blue jeans with a black halter top, a silver belt, a gray fur coat and gray fur-lined boots.