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Browse 20 Years Of Odd Fashion And Unlikely Mingling At The Grammy Awards

Where else would Joni Mitchell and Coolio hang out?
Brandy and Monica attend the 1999 Grammy Awards.
Brandy and Monica attend the 1999 Grammy Awards.

At the Oscars, ballgowns and updos reign supreme. If stars get up to carouse during the commercial breaks, you wouldn't know it. But at the Grammys, outré fashion and unlikely mingling are key. We bet Lady Gaga isn't going to arrive at the Oscars in a giant egg later this month, but she sure did at the Grammys in 2011. 

Days before we find out what threads disgust your grandparents this year, it's our duty to explore the past two decades' Grammy-inspired joie de vivre. Each of the photos below is a "caption this" moment, because when else do we witness the reunion of "Divas Live '99" headliners Tina Turner and Cher? 

Here are scenes from the past 20 years' awards. Most take place at the ceremony, while a few hail from the annual weekend's illustrious bashes. Below each photo you'll find the big winners from that year, because it's important to remember that Evanescence and Duffy (who?) are top-tier Grammy champs.

  • 1996: Joni Mitchell and Coolio
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Seal, "Kiss From a Rose"<br><strong>Album of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Alanis Moriss
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    Record of the Year: Seal, "Kiss From a Rose"
    Album of the Year: Alanis Morissette, "Jagged Little Pill"
    Song of the Year: Seal, "Kiss From a Rose"
    Best New Artist: Hootie & the Blowfish
    Best Pop Vocal Album: Joni Mitchell, "Turbulent Indigo"
  • 1997: Jewel and B.B. King
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Eric Clapton, "Change the World"<br><strong>Album of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Celin
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    Record of the Year: Eric Clapton, "Change the World"
    Album of the Year: Celine Dion, "Falling Into You"
    Song of the Year: Eric Clapton, "Change the World"
    Best New Artist: LeAnn Rimes
    Best Pop Vocal Album: Celine Dion, "Falling Into You"
  • 1998: No Doubt
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Shawn Colvin, "Sunny Came Home"<br><strong>Album of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Bob Dy
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    Record of the Year: Shawn Colvin, "Sunny Came Home"
    Album of the Year: Bob Dylan, "Time Out of Mind"
    Song of the Year: Shawn Colvin, "Sunny Came Home"
    Best New Artist: Paula Cole
    Best Pop Vocal Album: James Taylor, "Hourglass"
  • 1999: Sheryl Crow and Madonna
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On"<br><strong>Album of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Lau
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    Record of the Year: Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On"
    Album of the Year: Lauryn Hill, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill"
    Song of the Year: Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On"
    Best New Artist: Lauryn Hill
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Madonna, "Ray of Light"
  • 2000: Jennifer Lopez and Puff Daddy
    <strong>Record of the Year:</strong>&nbsp;Santana and Rob Thomas, "Smooth"<br><strong>Album of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Santa
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    Record of the Year: Santana and Rob Thomas, "Smooth"
    Album of the Year: Santana, "Supernatural"
    Song of the Year: Santana and Rob Thomas, "Smooth"
    Best New Artist: Christina Aguilera
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Sting, "Brand New Day"
  • 2001: Usher, Pink and Lance Bass
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>U2, "Beautiful Day"<br><strong>Album of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Steely Dan, "Two A
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    Record of the Year: U2, "Beautiful Day"
    Album of the Year: Steely Dan, "Two Against Nature"
    Song of the Year: U2, "Beautiful Day"
    Best New Artist: Shelby Lynne
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Steely Dan, "Two Against Nature"
  • 2002: Destiny's Child and Celine Dion
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>U2, "Walk On"<br><strong>Album of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>"O Brother, Where Art Th
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    Record of the Year: U2, "Walk On"
    Album of the Year: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack
    Song of the Year: Alicia Keys, "Fallin'"
    Best New Artist: Alicia Keys
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Sade, "Lovers Rock"
  • 2003: Yo-Yo Ma, Vanessa Carlton, James Taylor and John Mayer
    <strong>Record of the Year: </strong>Norah Jones, "Don't Know Why"<br><strong>Album of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Norah Jones,
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    Record of the Year: Norah Jones, "Don't Know Why"
    Album of the Year: Norah Jones, "Come Away with Me"
    Song of the Year: Norah Jones, "Don't Know Why"
    Best New Artist: Norah Jones
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Norah Jones, "Come Away with Me"
  • 2004: Outkast
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Coldplay, "Clocks"<br><strong>Album of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Outkast, "Speakerbo
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    Record of the Year: Coldplay, "Clocks"
    Album of the Year: Outkast, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below"
    Song of the Year: Luther Vandross, "Dance with My Father"
    Best New Artist: Evanescence
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Justin Timberlake, "Justified"
  • 2005: Alicia Keys and Diana Ross
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Ray Charles and Norah Jones, "Here We Go Again"<br><strong>Album of the Year: </st
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    Record of the Year: Ray Charles and Norah Jones, "Here We Go Again"
    Album of the Year: Ray Charles and various artists, "Genius Loves Company"
    Song of the Year: John Mayer, "Daughters"
    Best New Artist: Maroon 5
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Ray Charles and various artists, "Genius Loves Company"
  • 2006: Kevin Federline, Britney Spears and Tyra Banks
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Green Day, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"<br><strong>Album of the Year: </strong>U2,
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    Record of the Year: Green Day, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
    Album of the Year: U2, "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb"
    Song of the Year: U2, "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"
    Best New Artist: John Legend
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Kelly Clarkson, "Breakaway"
  • 2007: Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Barry Manilow and Clive Davis
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Dixie Chicks, "Not Ready to Make Nice"<br><strong>Album of the Year: </strong>Dixi
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    Record of the Year: Dixie Chicks, "Not Ready to Make Nice"
    Album of the Year: Dixie Chicks, "Taking the Long Way"
    Song of the Year: Dixie Chicks, "Not Ready to Make Nice"
    Best New Artist: Carrie Underwood
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    John Mayer, "Continuum"
  • 2008: Tina Turner and Cher
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Amy Winehouse, "Rehab"<br><strong>Album of the Year: </strong>Herbie Hancock, "Riv
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    Record of the Year: Amy Winehouse, "Rehab"
    Album of the Year: Herbie Hancock, "River: The Joni Letters"
    Song of the Year: Amy Winehouse, "Rehab"
    Best New Artist: Amy Winehouse
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Amy Winehouse, "Back to Black"
  • 2009: Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Kevin Jonas
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, "Please Read the Letter"<br><strong>Album of the Y
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    Record of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, "Please Read the Letter"
    Album of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, "Raising Sand"
    Song of the Year: Coldplay, "Viva la Vida"
    Best New Artist: Adele
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Duffy, "Rockferry"
  • 2010: Lady Gaga and Elton John
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Kings of Leon, "Use Somebody"<br><strong>Album of the Year:</strong> Taylor Swift,
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    Record of the Year: Kings of Leon, "Use Somebody"
    Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, "Fearless"
    Song of the Year: Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
    Best New Artist: Zac Brown Band
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    The Black Eyed Peas, "The E.N.D"
  • 2011: Justin Bieber and Cee Lo Green
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Lady Antebellum, "Need You Now"<br><strong>Album of the Year: </strong>Arcade Fire
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    Record of the Year: Lady Antebellum, "Need You Now"
    Album of the Year: Arcade Fire, "The Suburbs"
    Song of the Year: Lady Antebellum, "Need You Now"
    Best New Artist: Esperanza Spalding
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Lady Gaga, "The Fame Monster"
  • 2012: Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"<br><strong>Album of the Year: </strong>Adele, "21"<br
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    Record of the Year: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
    Album of the Year: Adele, "21"
    Song of the Year: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
    Best New Artist: Bon Iver
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Adele, "21"
  • 2013: Frank Ocean and Adele
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Gotye ft. Kimbra, "Somebody That I Used to Know"<br><strong>Album of the Year: </s
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    Record of the Year: Gotye ft. Kimbra, "Somebody That I Used to Know"
    Album of the Year: Mumford & Sons, "Babel"
    Song of the Year: Fun ft. Janelle Monáe, "We Are Young"
    Best New Artist: Fun
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger"
  • 2014: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Jay Z
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams, "Get Lucky"<br><strong>Album of the Year: </stron
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    Record of the Year: Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams, "Get Lucky"
    Album of the Year: Daft Punk, "Random Access Memories"
    Song of the Year: Lorde, "Royals"
    Best New Artist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Bruno Mars, "Unorthodox Jukebox"
  • 2015: Miley Cyrus, Mike WiLL Made-It and Nicki Minaj
    <strong>Record of the Year:&nbsp;</strong>Sam Smith, "Stay with Me"<br><strong>Album of the Year: </strong>Beck, "Morning Ph
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    Record of the Year: Sam Smith, "Stay with Me"
    Album of the Year: Beck, "Morning Phase"
    Song of the Year: Sam Smith, "Stay with Me"
    Best New Artist: Sam Smith
    Best Pop Vocal Album: 
    Sam Smith, "In the Lonely Hour"

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