The stars of the music world are gathering in Rotterdam this evening for a night of glamour and great music at the 2016 MTV European Music Awards.
The beautiful people took to the red carpet at the Ahoy Rotterdam in one outlandish sartorial display after another.
Leading the fashion pack and stealing the spotlight from the music stars was British model Jourdan Dunn. The 26-year-old, who is one of the guest presenters, showed off her slender figure in an attention-grabbing chain style dress.
Bare flesh was the order of the day with Elettra Lamborghini embracing the trend in an unforgiving sheer bodysuit decorated with black squares.
Tallia Storm too wore a sheer top embroidered with flowers and a pretty frilled purple mini skirt
Hot-footing it straight from the Strictly ballroom was host Laura Whitmore who opted for a flattering plum dress with sheer panels.
And Bollywood was also represented at the music event, with Indian movie star Deepika Padukone putting in a striking appearance.
The stunning actress who stars in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage wore a stylish black and olive green ensemble for the high-profile music event.
Meanwhile Canadian singing sensation Shawn Mendes took over the red carpet as he joined Jack and Jack for an impromptu rap.
The teen idol sparked a frenzy on the red carpet as he was besieged by his army of fans.
The 23rd EMAs will include performances from Kings of Leon, Joe Jonas's band DNCE and singer-songwriter Bruno Mars and Swedish star Zara Larsson.
Meanwhile US rockers Green Day follow in the footsteps of Eminem, Queen, Bon Jovi, and Ozzy Osbourne to win the Global Icon Award in recognition of their contribution to music over the past two decades.
Bruce Gilmer, executive vice president of talent and music at Viacom, MTV's parent company, said: "Green Day is, without question, one of the world's most influential rock bands. For over two decades, they've introduced new generations of fans from around the globe to their impassioned lyrics and raw musical power."
Beyonce and Justin Bieber lead the way with five nominations each. Beyonce is a contender in the categories for best US act, best video for Formation, best female, best live act and biggest fans, while Bieber has been named for best Canadian act, best song with Sorry, best male, best pop, and challenges the Queen Bey in the biggest fans category.
British star Adele has four nominations. Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd are listed in three categories each.
Jaden Smith, Winnie Harlow, Nina Dobrev, Charli XCX, Tinie Tempah and Idris Elba will be among the guests presenting the coveted trophies.
MTV VMA 2016: NOMINATIONS
Beyonce – Formation
Coldplay – Up&Up
Kanye West – Famous
Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – Starboy
Adele – Hello
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)
Rihanna ft. Drake – Work
Twenty One Pilots
Best New Act
Best UK and Ireland Act
Years & Years
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kings Of Leon
Twenty One Pilots
Best Hip Hop
Best World Stage
Duran Duran – Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)
Ellie Goulding – Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)
Jess Glynne – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)
Martin Garrix – Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)
One Republic – MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016)
Tinie Tempah – MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015)
Tomorrowland – Belgium (2016)
Wiz Khalifa – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)