What 25 musicians looked like at their first Grammys awards

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Many stars' Grammy style has changed a lot over the years.Getty/Frank Trapper, Getty/Gabriel Buoys, Dan MacMedan/WireImage
  • The Grammys air this Sunday, and many familiar faces have been nominated for awards.

  • Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Usher first walked the Grammys red carpet over a decade ago.

  • Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have changed their style quite a bit since they first attended.

Celine Dion first graced the Grammys with her presence in 1993.

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Celine Dion making her Grammys debut.Getty/Jim Smeal

It's been a long history for Celine Dion and the Grammys.

In 1993, she was nominated for three awards and won one of them. She'd go on to win five Grammys total.

Toni Braxton won her first two Grammys in 1994.

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Toni Braxton at her first Grammys.Robin Platzer/Getty

Braxton walked the carpet at the 1994 Grammy Awards show, where she scored two big wins for best new artist and best female R&B vocal performance.

Currently, she has seven Grammys.

The Foo Fighters have been going to the Grammys since 1996.

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The Foo Fighters wore blue, black, and gray.Vinnie Zuffante/Getty

The rock band has a long history with this awards show. In 1996, they were nominated for best alternative music performance for their self-titled album.

Over the years, they've been nominated 34 times and they've won 15 Grammys.

Usher first went to the Grammys in 1998.

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Usher first attended the 40th annual Grammys.Ron Galella/Getty

Back in 1998, Usher received one Grammy nomination for "You Make Me Wanna." He'd later go on to win eight Grammys.


Jennifer Lopez first appeared at the Grammys in 2000.

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Jennifer Lopez made her Grammys debut in gold.Getty/Kevin.Mazur

Lopez made her Grammy awards debut in 1999, which was also the year she was nominated for the first time.

Overall, she's been nominated twice but has never won.

Who could forget Britney Spears' first Grammys appearance in 2000?

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Britney Spears at the Grammys in 2000.Steve Granitz/WireImage

Back in 2000, Spears' career was just getting started and she received two big Grammy nominations, including one for best new artist.

In the coming years, she'd be nominated for a Grammy six more times and win once.

Justin Timberlake went to the 2000 Grammy awards with NSYNC.

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Justin Timberlake at the Grammys in 2000.Getty/Jim Smeal

Timberlake and Spears both attended the 2000 Grammys separately even though they were dating at the time. Timberlake made his Grammys debut with NSYNC, and the group scored two nominations.

Now, Timberlake has won 10 Grammys, and he's been nominated 39 times.

Beyoncé also made her first appearance at the 2000 Grammys.

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Destiny's Child (from left) Kelly Rowland, Farrah Franklin, Beyonce Knowles, and Michelle Williams.Kirby Lee/WireImage

Beyoncé's first few Grammy Awards weren't as a solo artist, but as a member of Destiny's Child. In 2000, the group got two nominations for the single "Bills, Bills, Bills."

Now, she's been nominated 88 times and she's won 32 Grammys.

Christina Aguilera was another pop star who made their Grammys debut in 2000.

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Christina Aguilera at her Grammys debut.SGranitz

It seems 2000 was a big year for pop music at the Grammys.

Aguilera appeared on the Grammys red carpet for the first time and that night she won the best new artist award and was nominated for best female pop vocal performance for "Genie in a Bottle."

Keith Urban appeared at the Grammys for the first time in 2001.

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Keith Urban had short hair at his first Grammys.Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage

The country music star looked a lot different at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards back in 2001, where he was nominated for best country instrumental performance for "Rollercoaster."

He would go on to win four Grammys.

Pink rocked the red carpet in 2002.

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Pink at the Grammys in 2002.Getty/Jeff Kravitz

In 2002, Pink made her Grammy Awards debut, where she won best pop collaboration with vocals for the song "Lady Marmalade," alongside Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, and Mya.

Kenny Chesney made his Grammys debut in 2004.

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Kenny Chesney at his first Grammys.Getty/Frank Micelotta Archive

In 2004, Chesney walked the red carpet with one nomination under his belt for his song "Hey Good Lookin'." He's yet to win a Grammy.

Kelly Clarkson went to the Grammys for the first time in 2004.

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Kelly Clarkson at the 2004 Grammys.Getty/KMazur

It almost seems like a lifetime ago that Clarkson made her first Grammys appearance. In 2004, she was nominated for one award for her single "Miss Independent."

She would later be nominated 17 times and win three times.

John Legend won big at his first Grammys in 2005.

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John Legend wore a brown suit to his first Grammys.Getty/Dan MacMedan

At his first Grammys show, John Legend received eight nominations and won three awards, including best new artist. He'd later go on to win 12 total.

Ye, fomerly known as Kanye West, made a big impact at his first Grammys in 2005.

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Kanye West wore an all-white suit to his first Grammys.Getty/Kevin Winter

In 2005, West made his first Grammys appearance.

He was nominated for 10 awards that year and he ended up winning three of them. As of now, he's been nominated over 70 times and he's won 24 Grammys.

Carrie Underwood went to her first Grammys in 2007.

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Carrie Underwood at her first Grammys.Getty/Frazer Harrison

Underwood received two nominations at her first Grammys show, and she won both of the awards, including the one for best new artist.

Her wins didn't stop there, in the next few years she'd go on to win more.

Miranda Lambert first showed up at the Grammys in 2007.

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Miranda Lambert at the 2007 Grammys.Getty/Frazer Harrison

For her first Grammys, Lambert showed up with her then-husband Blake Shelton on her arm as her date.

Lambert has three Grammys.

Taylor Swift made her first Grammys appearance in 2008.

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Taylor Swift at her first Grammys.Getty/Frank Trapper

Swift kept her look simple for her first Grammys show in 2008.

She was nominated for best new artist and she's since been nominated 52 times total, winning 12 of those Grammys.

Rihanna made her first Grammys appearance in 2008.

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Rihanna at her first Grammys.Getty/Gabriel Buoys

In 2008, Rihanna had her first Grammys experience, scoring four overall nominations and one win: she scored the award for best rap/song collaboration for "Umbrella."

In total, she has nine Grammys.

2009 was the first year we saw Katy Perry at the Grammys.

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Katy Perry at the 2009 Grammys.Larry Busacca/Getty

In 2009, Perry was nominated for an award for her hit first single "I Kissed A Girl." She would later be nominated 13 more times but she has yet to be awarded a Grammy.

Lady Gaga won her first two Grammys in 2010.

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Lady Gaga at the 2010 Grammys.Dan MacMedan/WireImage

Lady Gaga made one of many eccentric appearances at the 2010 Grammy Awards, where she was nominated for five awards for "Poker Face." She won two of them.

Currently, she has 13 Grammys.

Drake walked his first Grammys red carpet in 2010.

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Drake at his first Grammys in 2010.Steve Granitz/WireImage

Collectively, Drake has been nominated over 40 times. His first appearance was at the 2010 Grammys where he received two nominations for his hit single "Best I Ever Had."

Nicki Minaj attended her first Grammy Awards in 2011.

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Nicki Minaj at the 2011 Grammys.Getty/Kevin Mazur

Minaj showed up on the red carpet in head-to-toe leopard print in 2011, when she was nominated for one award for her feature on Ludacris' "My Chick Bad."

She would later be nominated 12 times.

Bruno Mars scored seven nominations at his first Grammys in 2011.

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Bruno Mars wore a suit to his first Grammys.Larry Busacca/Getty

Mars was a huge hit at his very first Grammys: he got seven nominations overall. He ended up winning one award, best male pop vocal performance, for the single "Just The Way You Are."

He's since won 15 Grammys and has been nominated 31 times.

Ed Sheeran made his Grammys debut in 2013.

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Ed Sheeran wore jeans and sneakers to his first Grammys.Michael Tullberg/Getty

For his first appearance, Sheeran was nominated for song of the year for "The A Team." He'd later go on to win four Grammys.

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