The Grammys Red Carpet Was Full Of Surprises

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that it's awards season — our mid-winter excuse to lounge around on a Sunday night, order takeout, and, if only for a few hours, live vicariously through the celebrities we stalk on Instagram. Thus far, we've witnessed the raucous glamour of the Golden Globes and the mellow vibes of the SAGs. But those were just the pregame compared to what's next: the Grammys.
As the only music-focused trophy-fest of the season (musicians are unpredictable, man!), the Grammys always find a way to surprise us —whether it's the outrageous looks (remember Madonna's bare-all in 2015?), the performances (see: Beyonce doing her thing while pregnant with twins in 2017) or the mind-blowing snubs (still not over it: Maroon 5 beat out Kanye for Best New Artist in 2005). But if you ask us, the main event is always the red carpet, where stars tend to take the absolute biggest risks (looking at you, Jennifer Lopez in 2000). So, in honor of tonight's festivities, we're doling out the best dressed celebs of the night, from Cardi B to Gaga.
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Sit back, relax, and grab a drink, because we're in for a long night of Dolly Parton tributes, Chloe x Halle duets and a red carpet full of outrageous looks that could only ever be possible on Grammys night.
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A Star Is Born literally every single time Lady Gaga steps on the red carpet.

Lady Gaga in Celine.
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One stunning silver dress is all it takes!!!!

Dua Lipa in Versace.
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A real life angel with wings that extend far beyond her shoulders.

Janelle Monae in Jean Paul Gaultier.
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Breath has been taken by this classic black suit.

Miley Cyrus in Mugler.
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Cardi B takes "the world is your oyster" to a whole new level.

Cardi B in Vintage Manfred Theirry Mugler 1995 Couture.
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Camila Cabello isn't just performing her Grammy-nominated hit, "Havana", onstage tonight, she's also lighting up the red carpet in this hot pink sequin dress.

Camila Cabello in Armani Prive.
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Wear the gold to get the gold.

Jorja Smith in Balmain.
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The statement-making green this red carpet was missing is here.

Tracee Ellis Ross in Ralph and Russo.
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Hats off to J Lo in this all-white bedazzled look.

Jennifer Lopez in Ralph and Russo.
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Here for built-in gloves in Pepto-Bismol pink.

Kylie Jenner in Balmain.
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We thought we’d seen the last of high-low silhouettes ... until St. Vincent stepped foot on the red carpet in this black and silver outfit.

St. Vincent in Giambattista Valli.
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A dreamy bird makes an appearance on the red carpet.

Jada Pinkett Smith in Roberto Cavalli.
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"The Kids Are Alright," but we're not after seeing these looks on these Beyonce protegees.

Chloe and Halle.
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Loofah but make it fashion.

Katy Perry in Balmain.
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Ballerini looking like a ballerina in this blush tulle number.

Kelsea Ballerini in Jenny Packham.
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Wearing red on the red carpet isn't for the faint of heart, but no one is better equipped to take on the task than our host, Alicia Keys.

Alicia Keys in Armani Prive.
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A "Beyond" major Texas inspired 'fit.

Leon Bridges in Bode.
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Letting Eve blow our mind right now with this classic black jumpsuit.

Eve in Ashi Studio.
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The "Best Part" about this R&B singer's jumpsuit is the blue and red color combo.

H.E.R. in Coach.
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A bubblegum pink dress with Converse are always a yes.

Tayla Parx in Annakiki.
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Tulle is having a serious moment — a point proven by this dress on multiple nominee Kacey Musgraves.

Kasey Musgraves in Valentino.
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She's not living in anybody's shadow tonight in this sequin co-ord.

Ashlee Simpson in Georges Chakra.
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Bebe Rexa is living a real-life fairytale, both with her duel Grammy noms and this princess gown.

Bebe Rexha in Monsoori.
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