The best of the 2018 European Music Awards red carpet

On Sunday night, in Bilbao, Spain, stars including Nicki Minaj, Dua Lipa and Alessia Cara gathered for the 2018 European Music Awards hosted by Academy Award-nominated singer Hailee Steinfeld.

The night’s top winner, Camila Cabello, picked up awards for best artist and best song, while Janet Jackson received the lifetime achievement award. Ariana Grande, who did not attend, was shut out of all five of her nominations.

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Adele, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez did not attend either. So the award show felt decidedly less crowded than other red carpets with big names.

Some things you may have missed while spending your Sunday re-reading Rihanna’s tweet calling Donald Trump rallies “tragic”: Halsey performed while chained down inside a glass cage, Panic! at the Disco performed while scaling the side of the event center, Nicki Minaj joined Little Mix for their first live performance of “Woman Like Me” and Janet Jackson performed a medley that included her new single “Made for Now” as well as the ultimate crowd-pleaser “Rhythm Nation.”

Lindsay Lohan was there.

As for the red carpet, there seemed to be some confusion on the tone of the evening. While stars like Minaj and Cabello showed up in designer gowns, others showed up in sneakers or what looked more like Halloween costumes.

Below, take a look at some of the evening’s red carpet.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki MinajStephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images

Janet Jackson

Janet JacksonCarlos Alvarez/Getty Images


HalseyDaniele Venturelli/Getty Images

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay LohanAndreas Rentz/Getty Images

Dua Lipa

Dua LipaStephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee SteinfeldStephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images

Camila Cabello

Camila CabelloStephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images

Little Mix

Little MixStephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross

Ashlee Simpson and Evan RossStephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images

Jason Derulo

Jason DeruloStephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images

Bebe Rexha

Bebe RexhaStephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images