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The female artist of the year nominee channels Marilyn Monroe in her curvy fuchsia satin Armani Privé gown.
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The singer is a modern goddess in her draped golden Reem Acra gown and intricate high ponytail.
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With boyfriend Pete Wentz performing at the VMAs, the singer sizzles solo on the red carpet in a peekaboo little black BCBG Max Azria dress.
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The Kingdom star shines on the red carpet in a beaded white Temperley minidress, Cartier diamonds and loose waves.
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The Hills star shows off a silver-spangled minidress from her own clothing line.
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The star is the picture of 1950s glamour in her platinum bouffant and leopard-print Dolce amp Gabbana corset dress.
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The newly blonde singer puts her toned arms on display in a Dolce amp Gabbana bustier, wide satin pants and loads of big bangles.
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The singer is sleek and chic in a strapless black leather-trimmed Hervé Légér dress and classic red lips.
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MARY J. BLIGE
The singer is retro-chic in a clinging brown Roberto Cavalli column dress, gold Ofira earrings and a blonde bob.
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The Heroes star is true blue in her plunging Roberto Cavalli sheath dress, metallic alligator Alexandra Knight clutch and straight locks.
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The presenter has the Midas touch in her molten golden frock and T-strap pumps.
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The "Lip Gloss" rapper pays homage to her status as the "baby" of hip-pop in her nursery-inspired outfit – don't miss the blinged-out pacifier!