Mari kita mengulang kembali masa saat Adele atau Rihanna pertama kali datang ke Grammy Awards, membandingkan penampilan artis-artis ini dulu dan kini, setelah mereka semakin tenar.
Tonight's win was the Brit powerhouse's ninth Grammy win--her first two came in 2009 when she won Best New Artist (good call, 2009) and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Then, she wore a black, tea-length dress with an apple-green satin overcoat and brought Vogue's Hamish Bowles as her date. Now, she's still rocking the knee length, but this time in a rosy Valentino dress.
Taylor Swift -
When T.Swift made her first Grammys appearance in 2008, she was firmly stuck in princess mode--as evidenced by this lavender confection. Today, she's still a princess, but now it's more Grecian-inspired in J.Mendel.
For her first turn down the Grammys red carpet in 2000, Bey was accompanied by then-bandmates Kelly Rowland, Farrah Franklin, and Michelle Williams in matching early aughts atrocities (a Tina Knowles creations, we presume). Now, she's going solo in a sleek, colorblocked pantsuit, and it's a much better fit.
Jennifer Lopez -
Strangely enough, Lopez's first appearance at the Grammys wasn't the history-making moment in Versace at the 2000 show, but one year before--in a gold sequin mini that showed off her great legs. Not much has changed in the way of body-baring moments. Her Anthony Vaccarrello gown from this year proved that while 14 years have passed, J.Lo's legs are just as sexy today!
Alicia Keys -
This girl was anything BUT on fire when she made her Grammy debut in 2002. From her incomprensible shawl/dress combo to her crazy lashes and mind-boggling shoes, Keys had nowhere to go but up. Case in point: the flawless black gown she's rocking 11 years later.
Carrie Underwood -
In 2007, Underwood was nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best New Artist--and wore a glorified beach cover-up for a gown. Today, a glamourous Roberto Cavalli dress has taken its place. Thank Jesus (or her stylist) for taking the wheel on this one.
Kelly Clarkson -
Tonight's winner for Best Pop Vocal Album! Clarkson's first appearance at the Grammys came on the heels of her first nomination in 2004. She herself has admitted her first look is a bit aging (she was only 20!), but we love her no-fuss LBD from tonight's event.
Katy Perry -
When she first showed up at the Grammys in 2007, Perry wore a shockingly tame(ish) pastel pink Basil Soda gown. She's traded in one pastel for another, this time in a body-hugging mint Gucci gown. We're just glad she's retired the cupcake boobs.
No surprise here: RiRi's first Grammys appearance had tons of sex appeal. In 2007, Rihanna was singing "Pon de Replay," and rocking a ruched green gown. Today, she's "Rated R" for red in a stunning Azzedine Alaia gown.