The Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) are often referred to as the less prestigious sister to the Grammys. While the latter is usually somewhat more serious in tone, the former is more laid-back and fun. Yet, the BBMAs are a more accurate reflection of the state of music—what fans actually listen to, who they're obsessed with, and which artists are making an impact in the industry—as compared to the Grammys. Awards finalists for the BBMAs are determined by trackable factors such as album sales, airplay and social engagement, and not by a panel of industry insiders.
This year, the show was full of comebacks. Jonas Brothers performed a medley of old and new hits, Madonna took to the stage with Maluma to perform her new single, Ciara performed, Paula Abdul danced, and Mariah Carey sang a medley before receiving the 'Icon Award'.
On the red carpet, it was a mix bag. Some of the newer, up-and-coming musicians proved that there are newer style ideas to explore, aside from the tried and tested. Others stuck to suiting but with more modern interpretations. And then there's Diplo.
Scroll through the gallery above to see fifteen of the best and the curious men's fashion at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.