Your Favorite Artists Looked SO Different At Their First Grammys

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Ah, the Grammys. The one awards show where celebrities can get a bit loose with their fashion statements and show up in something besides the perfunctory designer gown (ladies) or penguin suit (gents). That’s because the Grammys celebrate musicians — nay, artists. We appreciate the creativity that goes into cultivating their looks and personas just as much as the music they put out into the world. I mean, Lady Gaga once rolled up to the Grammys in an egg. It doesn’t get more unique or anti-awards-show-establishment than that.

Since tonight’s the night (we’re gonna make it happen…) when some of music’s best and brightest stars will bring home golden gramophones for their work, we’re taking a moment to harken back to some of our favorite artists’ very first time at the Grammys.

Some of them have changed immensely since their first trip to music’s biggest night — here’s looking at you Miley Cyrus. Others don’t appear to have changed much at all, but that’s because the Grammys don’t appear to invite Justin Bieber to the ceremony all too often. Now that he’s said he’s sorry, though, the Biebs will be at the 2016 awards.

Ahead, see how much some of your favorite stars have changed since they first appeared at the Grammys.

Jennifer Lopez
First: The 40th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City, New York on February 25, 1998

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Jennifer Lopez
Most recent: The 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 12, 2017

Mariah Carey
First: The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards in New York on February 20, 1991

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Mariah Carey
Most recent: The 48th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2006

Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage for The Recording Academy.

Gwen Stefani
First: The 39th Annual Grammy Awards in New York on February 26, 1997

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.

Gwen Stefani
Most recent: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015

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Beyoncé
First: pictured with Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, and Farrah Franklin of Destiny’s Child at The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 23, 2000

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.

Beyoncé
Most recent: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015

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Britney Spears
First: The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 23, 2000

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.

Britney Spears
Most recent: The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010

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Justin Timberlake
First: with the members of *NSYNC (from left: Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, and Chris Kirkpatrick) at The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 23, 2000

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Justin Timberlake
Most recent: The 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10, 2013

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Pharrell Williams
First: The 46th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2004

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Pharrell Williams
Most recent: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015

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Kelly Clarkson
First: The 46th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2004

Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.

Kelly Clarkson
Most recent: The 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10, 2013

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Jay Z
First: The 46th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2004

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.

Jay Z
Most recent: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015

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Adam Levine
First: The 47th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 13, 2005

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

Adam Levine
Most recent: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage.

Kanye West
First: The 47th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 13, 2005

Photo: Dan MacMedan/WireImage for The Recording Academy.

Kanye West
Most recent: with wife Kim Kardashian West at The 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.

Rihanna
First: The 49th Annual Grammy in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007

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Rihanna
Most recent: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015

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Taylor Swift
First: The 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10, 2008

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Taylor Swift
Most recent: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015

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Miley Cyrus
First: The 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10, 2008

Photo: Jim Smeal/BEI/REX Shutterstock.

Miley Cyrus
Most recent: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015

Photo: Jim Smeal/BEI/REX Shutterstock.

Adele
First: The 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2009

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.

Adele
Most recent: The 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10, 2013

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Katy Perry
First: The 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2009

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Katy Perry
Most recent: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015

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Justin Bieber
First: The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

Justin Bieber
Most recent: The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011

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Lady Gaga
First: The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010

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Lady Gaga
Most recent: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015

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Nicki Minaj
First: The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011

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Nicki Minaj
Most recent: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015

Photo: Picture Perfect/REX Shutterstock.

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