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They took risks in music and also on the runway — some of the edgiest looks to ever appear at the Grammy Awards

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Toni Braxton (2019)

The songstress attempted to one-up her super-sexy look from 2001, featured later in this list.

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Lady Gaga (2017)

A week after slaying the Super Bowl, Lady Gaga continued to be the talk of the town by flaunting some major underboob on the carpet.

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Bella Harris (2019)

The model arrived baring chest and thigh at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

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Katy Perry (2013)

On first glance, Katy looks covered up. That is until you notice her...um...chest.

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Patrizia Yanguela (2019)

Plunging neckline? Check!

High slit? Check!

Super sheer fabric? Check!

Patrizia Yanguela hit all the hottness for the 2019 Grammys.

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Jeannie Mai (2019)

Jeannie Mai's sheer panels had some serious showing off to do.

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Rihanna (2011)

Those fluffy rings weren't hiding much, Ri-Ri!

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Halsey (2017)

Halsey's silky PJ-inspired look put her cleavage at the forefront.

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Giuliana Rancic (2019)

The strategic sheer cutout on the hostess' dress goes up, up, up!

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Beyoncé (2014)

Don't let the pure white fool you! This dress is ornately sexy.

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Miley Cyrus (2015)

Miley experimented with cutouts at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Jennifer Lopez (2000)

The dress that set it off: J. Lo's Versace slinker from the Y2K show. We're still mesmerized.

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Lady Gaga (2015)

This look was actually toned down by Gaga standards. It was eye-grabbing all the same.

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Fergie (2012)

Lace and little more make up Fergie's dress.

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Bella Hadid (2016)

Plunging neckline? Check. Cutouts? Check. Sexy slit? Check.

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Nicki Minaj (2011)

This look was ferocious and insane at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

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Pink (2010)

Pink wears a skintight body suit for her performance at the 52nd Grammy Awards.

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Christina Aguilera (2004)

Christina Aguilera showed off more than her trophy at the 46th annual Grammy Awards,

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Jessie J (2015)

OK, scandalous may not be the right word here. But this dress looked so hot on Jessie J we had to add it!

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Joy Villa (2019)

Though it's not a sexy look, Joy Villa's 61st Annual Grammy Awards getup got serious stares. This is one of her two pro-Trump dresses of the night, both following another right-leaning political look from 2017, featured later in this list.

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Pink (2002)

Pink takes on a tape-and-drape look for the big show

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Nicki Minaj (2012)

Nicki's Pope-esque hoodie pushes the limits.

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Ciara (2016)

One strong gust of wind and we would have seen a lot more than Ciara probably bargained for.

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Toni Braxton (2001)

Toni's attempt to one-up a certain dress from the previous year resulted in this gown, if we can call it that.

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Sheryl Crow (2005)

We'd show those abs off, too!

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Pink (2003)

Pink brought her rocker style in a dress that might as well have been lingerie.

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Nicki Minaj (2015)

Viewers were surprised to see Nicki Minaj's subdued but still extremely sexy look at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

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MIA (2009)

During a performance, MIA shows off her baby bump in a revealing black-and-white number.

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Joy Villa (2017)

Whether or not you agree with her politics, Joy Villa's pro-Trump gown had everyone talking.

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Beyoncé (2013)

Beyoncé's performance of "Drunk In Love" with hubby Jay-Z was delightfully risqué.

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Lil Kim (2004)

Lil Kim is known for pushing boundaries. The 46th Annual Grammy Awards were no exception.

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Alicia Keys (2014)

A great color and a lot of open space made this a hot choice for Alicia Keys.

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Miley Cyrus (2013)

Miss Miley shows off serious side-boob at the Pre-Grammy Gala.

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Kanye West (2006)

Those razor-sharp lapels on Kanye's suit? Dangerous fashion.

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Christina Aguilera (2002)

Christina Aguilera knew she needed an appropriate outfit to perform "Lady Marmalade" at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Kelly Rowland (2013)

Sultry singer Kelly Rowland looked the part at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Anne Vyalitsyna (2012)

One of the many gorgeous ex-girlfriends of Adam Levine wore a dress to the 2012 Grammys that made us nervous with every step

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Lady Gaga (2012)

When you have to rely on fishnet to hold it all in, that's scandalous.

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Madonna (2015)

Madonna made a strong comeback to the Grammys wearing this get-up.

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Bleona (2015)

Bleona was prepared for a sexy battle at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Kim Kardashian (2015)

Sure, it looked like a super fancy hotel robe. But it was the sexiest hotel robe around.

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Christina Aguilera (2001)

The "Dirrty" singer really went for it with this look.

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Beyoncé (2015)

Beyoncé brought oodles of sex appeal in this shimmering black number.

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Christina Milian (2006)

Christina Milian showed off her flashy train and washboard abs.

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Tinashe (2017)

Va va voom! The sexy singer's plunging neckline makes this look a memorable one.

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Paris Hilton (2015)

It wasn't so much what Paris wore to the Grammys in 2015. The question was: Why did Paris come to the Grammys in 2015? Oh well. The more the merrier!

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Joy Villa (2015)

Caution! Revealing dress line: Do not cross.

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Keltie Knight (2015)

Keltie Knight looked sharp (if not downright pointy) in this dress.