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Katy Perry has a space-age bauble on her stomach, and she likes it! The popstress donned a wearable art installation for the Grammys.
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Jay-Z flashes a peace sign as he walks the red carpet at the 2009 Grammys.
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Miley Cyrus is an adorable 16-year-old with just a hint of adulthood about her that demands sophisticated frocks and elegant up-dos. Yet, the swaths of black fabric she wore to the Grammys were more funereal than celebratory. Was she mourning her lack of nominations?
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Nominee Jason Mraz looks dapper as he flashes a smile for the cameras. But Jason, can't we lose that hat for one night?
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Solange Knowles' legs make an appearance on the red carpet.
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Young Jeezy shows the cameras just how well he cleans up for music's biggest night.
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Jennifer Hudson shows a little hand-on-hip sass on the red carpet.
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Brothers. Jonas Brothers. The boys do their best James Bond as they walk the red carpet.
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Leona Lewis looks a little bit like a lioness, but she still does her thing.
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The men of Kings of Leon all look a little bit confused by the picture taking on the Grammy Awards red carpet.
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In contrast to some other young, female stars (see: Miley Cyrus) Taylor Swift uses flowing, black fabric to her advantage with an elegant, empire-waist cut and delicate straps.
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Ginuwine stops for a photo on the red carpet. Why so angry, Ginuwine?
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A very pregnant M.I.A. shows up at the Grammys, even though it is her due date. That's dedication, folks.
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Coldplay does a time warp with these Sgt. Pepper outfits.
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T-Pain rocks his usual Mad Hatter look as he walks the red carpet.
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What? Cyndi Lauper rocks the fauxhawk at the 2009 Grammys.
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Consumate gentleman Ne-Yo pauses for photos, looking as smooth as always.
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LeAnn Rimes' works the carpet in this simple but fun two-toned outfit.
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Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus walk the red carpet. Good thing he has those awesome shades to shield his eyes from the flashing cameras.
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Zooey Deschanel is cute as a button, but this outfit shouldn't have left the closet. We know it's the Grammys, but still...
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Death Cab for Cutie group together for a photo on the red carpet.
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Sheryl Crow channels her inner diva in a blue satin gown at the Grammys. But all we want to do is pin some of that draped fabric back so she can make the most of her curves and have some fun.
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Adele's green and black getup doesn't please the eyes nearly as much as her soulful tunes please our ears.
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Trace Adkins works the classy cowboy look. The Donald must have taught him well on The Celebrity Apprentice.
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Idol alum Jordin Sparks puts her hands on her hips while posing for the cameras.
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LL Cool J's dapper style shows us once again why ladies love him.
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There's a mermaid gown at every awards show, and Kate Beckinsale is the unfortunate wearer of this flowy black get-up.
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Are Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry sharing a stylist? The reality star sports a Sputnik-era, taffeta creation across her chest, much like that of the one-hit wonder. Kardashian's style is slowly taking a turn for the classy — but it's all about baby steps.
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Paris Hilton tries to make the Grammys "hot," but we think "classless" is a better adjective.
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Rawr! Anthony Hamilton's tie adds a little animal instinct to the red carpet.
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Fantasia Barrino works her elegant number as she stops for the photogs.
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Finally, Audrina Patridge has bid her oft-trashy Hills style adieu and embraces her classier side. The reality star hit it out of the Grammys red-carpet park with a loose, strapless number and a 1940s-inspired coif.
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Duffy shares a little sass with photographers.
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Kathy Griffin waves to the cameras on the red carpet and displays her medal for...something.
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Paula Abdul adds some color to the carpet in this yellow gown. Too bad it looks like a Grammy exploded on her shoulder.
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Joey Fatone and Lisa Rinna pose together on the carpet before hosting TV Guide Network's Grammys red-carpet pre-show.
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Justin Guarini spiffs up for music's annual kudosfest in a grey pinstripe suit and his signature curls. We like his relaxed style and dash of sass.
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Jay Mohr and Nikki Cox arrive on the Grammys carpet with wildly different approaches: He with a business-meeting style suit, and she with a boudoir-inspired, less-is-less "dress." This is one Hollywood couple that doesn't coordinate before a night out.
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Dancing with the Stars' Samantha Harris works the red carpet in her gold gown.
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Dweezil Zappa pauses for a photo with his date on the red carpet.
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Janelle Monae smiles for the camera. Is she going to the stables after the show in those boots?
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Barry Manilow pauses for the photogs on the red carpet. Anyone wanna guess what his favorite color is?
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Kimberly Caldwell sexes it up with a white-hot, silver lamé dress that reveals just enough — and likely requires a little double-sided tape. Paired with trendy, cut-out heels and a choppy 'do, the former Idol hopeful is a rock star in her own right.
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Get out the wide lens! Five-man band My Morning Jacket squeezes together for a quick photo.
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Blues musician John Lee Hooker Jr. is all smiles on the red carpet.
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Reggae singer Burning Spear spreads the peace on the 2009 Grammy red carpet.
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Christian rock band After Edmund gets a little silly as they pose for the cameras.