From Frosted Tips to Sparkly Dresses: See the Grammy Nominees' First Red Carpets


From Frosted Tips to Sparkly Dresses: See the Grammy Nominees' First Red Carpets

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The 2019 Grammys are nearly here, which means another awards show filled with jaw-dropping red carpet moments. This year’s show will honor and award music released between Oct. 1, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018. Some of those big names included in the nominee categories include Cardi B Drake, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Shawn Mendes, Janelle Mon&#225e, Ariana Grande, Jay-Z and Beyoncé (nominated as The Carters) and more. Alicia Keys will host the show, which airs on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on CBS.

“I’m so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and magic. I’m especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year! It’s going UP on Feb. 10!” Keys told E! News in a statement in January.

The “Girl On Fire” singer will share the stage with some pretty big acts, too. Miley Cyrus, Camila Cabello, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kacey Musgraves are just a few of the names among the long and talented list of performers.

Before we get to the show, however, it’s time to hop in a time machine and briefly reminisce on some of the nominees’ first ever Grammy red carpet looks. From sparkly dresses to frosted tips galore, there were a number of outfits that were truly unforgettable.

Take a look at the photos below to see some of the nominees’ first red carpets!

Cardi B, 2018 Grammy Awards, Red Carpet Fashions

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Cardi B made her stunning red carpet appearance at the 2018 Grammys, where she was nominated twice for her hit song “Bodak Yellow.”

Bebe Rexha, 2018 Grammy Awards, Red Carpet Fashions

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The “I’m A Mess” singer looked gorgeous in peach in 2018.

Dave Chappelle, 2018 Grammy Awards

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Chappelle smiled at the 2018 Grammys, where he won Best Comedy Album for The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas.

Jim Gaffigan, Jeannie Gaffigan, 2018 Grammy Awards

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Jim Gaffigan posed with his wife at the 2018 Grammys, where he was nominated for Best Comedy Album.

T.J. Osborne, John Osborne, Brothers Osborne, 2016 Grammy Awards

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Country singers T.J. and John Osborne of the Brothers Osborne arrived for their first show in 2017.

Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera


This duo is nominated for their song “Fall in Line.” Lovato made her first Grammys appearance in 2016, Aguilera 16 years earlier.

Kendrick Lamar, Sza, Grammy Awards 2016

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The “All The Stars” singers were photographed here in 2016, which also happened to be SZA’s Grammys debut. Kendrick made his first appearance in 2014 after garnering 7 nominations. 

Chris Stapleton, 2016 Grammy Awards

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The country singer Chris Stapleton posed with his Grammys in 2016. He received his first nomination in 2009.

Childish Gambino, Donald Glover, Grammy Awards

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Donald Glover looked dapper in a tux at the 2015 Grammys. He won the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance one year later for his song “Red Bone.”

Brandi Carlile, 2016 Grammy Awards


“The Joke” singer arrived at the 2016 Grammys for her first show.

Kacey Musgraves, Grammys

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The award winner smiled on the carpet in a blush-colored dress at the 2014 Grammys.

Zedd, Grammy Awards 2014

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The DJ smiled on the carpet in 2014 when he won Best Dance Performance for the song “Clarity.”

Travis Scott, Mike Dean, 2014 Grammy Awards

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The Astroworld rapper posed alongside Mike Dean in 2014.

Disclosure, 2014 Grammy Awards

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Disclosure’s Howard and Guy Lawrence arrived at the 2014 Grammys together.

Pusha T, 2013 Grammy Awards

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The “Mercy” rapper was photographed at the Grammys in 2013. He received his first nomination in 2002.

Miguel, 2013 Grammy Awards

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Miguel struck a pose on the red carpet at the 2013 Grammys. He won Best R&B Song for “Adorn” that year.

Ariana Grande, 2011 Grammy Awards

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Ariana Grande arrived at her first show in 2011, but received her first nomination in 2015.

Drake, First Grammys

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The “God’s Plan” rapper struck a pose at the 2010 Grammys. He took home the gold three years later for his album Take Care.

Patton Oswalt, 2010 Grammy Awards

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Patton Oswalt wore pinstripes on the carpet at the 2010 Grammys.

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This wasn’t Lady Gaga’s iconic Meat Dress year, but the A Star Is Born actress took home two awards at her first show in 2009.

Janelle Monae, Grammy Awards 2009

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The talented actress and singer made her debut at the Grammys in 2009.

Taylor Swift, First Grammys

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There was no bad blood here for the 10-time winner, who wore a purple dress to her first show in 2008.

Kanye West, First Grammys


Ye, the 21-time winner, lifted his trophy at the 2005 awards, where he won for his album College Dropout.

Maroon 5, 2005 Grammy Awards

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The 2019 Super Bowl halftime performers showed off their awards at the 2005 show when they won for Best New Artist.

Beyonce, Tina Knowles, Jay-Z, 2004 Grammy Awards

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The Carters were photographed together at the Grammys for the first time in 2004.

Kelly Clarkson, First Grammys


The American Idol singer appeared at the 2004 Grammys just two years after her big win on the show.

Pharrell Williams, 2004 Grammy Awards

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Pharrell accepted the award in 2004, a few years after his first nomination.

Pink, First Grammys


Pink took home an award for the song “Lady Marmalade” in 2002, which was also her first show.

Keith Urban, 2001 Grammy Awards

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5 years before he married Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban rocked that bleached hair at the 2001 Grammys.

*NSYNC, 2000 Grammy Awards

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10-time winner Justin Timberlake smiled with his NSYNC bandmates in 2000 at their first Grammys.

Beck, 1997 Grammy Awards

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The 5-time winner was first nominated in 1994. He’s pictured here at the 1997 Grammys.

Toni Braxton, 1994 Grammy Awards

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Toni Braxton made her Grammys debut in 1994 when she won the awards for Best New Artist and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female.

Chris Rock, 1998 Grammy Awards


The comedian lifted up his Grammy at the 1998 show, the same year he won for Best Spoken Word Comedy Album.

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, 1995 Grammy Awards


The late Chris Cornell posed alongside his Soundgarden band mates in 1995. He was first nominated in 1990.

Willie Nelson, 1992 Grammy Awards

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The 85-year-old singer was first nominated in 1975. He’s photographed here in 1992.

Tony Bennett, 1966 Grammy Awards


The legendary singer appeared here at the 8th Grammy Awards in 1966. He was nominated and won his first award in 1963 for his song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

We can’t wait to see what this year brings!

Watch E! Sunday, Feb. 10 starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT for our Live From the Red Carpet 2019 Grammy Awards coverage! And don’t miss E! News on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. for a recap of music’s biggest night.

Published at Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:00:00 +0000

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