Here's What Your Favorite Celebrities Looked Like at Their First Grammy Awards

It's like a yearbook for your favorite celebrities

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Fiona Apple

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Apple made her Grammys debut in 1997, one year before she was up for best new artist and took home the award for best female rock vocal performance.

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The K-pop group (nominated for the first time in 2021 and set to perform in 2022) made their highly-anticipated arrival on the red carpet in 2019, and quickly stole the spotlight with their dapper suited looks.

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Miranda Lambert

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The country star arrived with side bangs, a bedazzled bow & then-boyfriend Blake Shelton on her arm in 2008. In 2011, she earned her first Grammy for best female country vocal performance for her song "The House That Built Me" and then performed the song on stage. This year, she's up for two awards, best country duo/group performance and best country album.

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Taylor Swift

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Swift looked like a princess in a romantic purple gown at the 2008 Grammys.

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Kelly Clarkson

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Fresh off of her American Idol win, Clarkson wore a black gown to the Grammys in 2004.

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Jennifer Lopez


All that glitters is gold ... or J. Lo in 1999.

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Ariana Grande

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Before she was performing at the awards show, Grande was a redhead in 2011.

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Mariah Carey

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Legends only. Carey wore a black mini-dress to the Grammys in 1991.

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Justin Bieber

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Baby, baby, baby Biebs! The singer's first time at the awards show was 2010.

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Lady Gaga

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Starting off strong, Lady Gaga rocked an avant-garde outfit at the 2010 Grammys.

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Britney Spears

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Spears went totally glam for the 2000 Grammy Awards in an all-white outfit and fur stole.

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Gwen Stefani


Totally rock n' roll! Stefani mixed prints at the 1997 Grammys.

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Christina Aguilera

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Time to shine! Aguilera rocked a silver sequined mini-dress at the 2000 awards.

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Céline Dion

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The legendary diva went surprisingly low-key at the 1992 Grammy Awards.

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Destiny's Child

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Kelly Rowland, Farrah Franklin, Beyoncé Knowles and Michelle Williams made it cool to match your bandmates at the 2000 Grammy Awards.

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Katy Perry

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Perry looked pretty in pink at her first awards in 2009.

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Carrie Underwood

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The American Idol winner sparkled on the carpet in 2007.

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Turn that music up: Rihanna made her Grammys debut in 2007.

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Miley Cyrus

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Back when she was still getting the best of both worlds as Hannah Montana, Cyrus hit up her first Grammy Awards.

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Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

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The country couple attended their first Grammys ceremony together in 1998, two years after they tied the knot.

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Alicia Keys


Two-time host Keys has always had a unique sense of style. Here she is in 2002 on the red carpet.

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Shakira gave the golden megaphone a run for its money when she turned up in this gold ensemble in 2000.

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Madonna couldn't even carry all of her awards at the 1999 show.

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Keith Urban

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Yes, the future Mr. Nicole Kidman made his Grammys debut in 2001 (the hair might have given that away).

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Kanye West

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West wore all white to his first Grammys in 2005 and even flashed an elusive smile after taking home three.

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Selena Gomez

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Before she was releasing music and performing onstage, Gomez was an actress, who made her Grammys debut in 2011.

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John Legend

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The EGOT winner looked smooth in his velour tuxedo in 2005.

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The icon was fairy pretty in her iridescent outfit for the 1974 awards.

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Hello, it's Adele! The singer, who wont best new artist in 2009, went for an all-back look for the awards show.

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