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These Pictures Show Just How Perfect The Grammys Were In The '90s

On the occasion of the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, here's a look back at the show's fashions, faces, and performances in the 1990s.

Posted on February 10, 2019, at 10:33 a.m. ET

Mariah Carey holds her Grammy awards backstage on Feb. 20, 1991. She won Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.
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Mariah Carey holds her Grammy awards backstage on Feb. 20, 1991. She won Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.

Kiss poses with Tupac at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 28, 1996.
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Kiss poses with Tupac at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 28, 1996.

Gwen Stefani takes a seat alongside her band No Doubt at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 25, 1998.
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Gwen Stefani takes a seat alongside her band No Doubt at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 25, 1998.

T-Boz, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Chilli of TLC pose with their awards at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 28, 1996.
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T-Boz, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Chilli of TLC pose with their awards at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 28, 1996.

Aretha Franklin rehearses with Blues Brothers Dan Akroyd, right, and Joe Morton, left, in preparation for the 40th Annual Grammy Awards in 1998.
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Aretha Franklin rehearses with Blues Brothers Dan Akroyd, right, and Joe Morton, left, in preparation for the 40th Annual Grammy Awards in 1998.

Bob Dylan performs "Love Sick" alongside protester and performance artist "Soy Bomb" at the 1998 Grammy Awards.
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Bob Dylan performs "Love Sick" alongside protester and performance artist "Soy Bomb" at the 1998 Grammy Awards.

Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans perform at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 28, 1996.
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Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans perform at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 28, 1996.

Ray Charles performs at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 21, 1990.
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Ray Charles performs at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 21, 1990.

Boyz II Men rehearse in preparation for the Grammy Awards on Feb. 28, 1995.
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Boyz II Men rehearse in preparation for the Grammy Awards on Feb. 28, 1995.

Ol' Dirty Bastard of The Wu Tang Clan is escorted off the stage after stealing the microphone as the Grammy was about to be given to Shawn Colvin for the Song of the Year on Feb. 25, 1998.
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Ol' Dirty Bastard of The Wu Tang Clan is escorted off the stage after stealing the microphone as the Grammy was about to be given to Shawn Colvin for the Song of the Year on Feb. 25, 1998.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers pose with their awards at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in 1993.
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers pose with their awards at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in 1993.

Tony Bennett and Hillary Clinton at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards in 1997.
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Tony Bennett and Hillary Clinton at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards in 1997.

Chicago soul music pioneer Curtis Mayfield is honored with the Recording Academy's 1994-'95 Lifetime Achievement Award during the 37th annual Grammy Awards.
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Chicago soul music pioneer Curtis Mayfield is honored with the Recording Academy's 1994-'95 Lifetime Achievement Award during the 37th annual Grammy Awards.

Will Smith holds shows off his award for best Rap Solo Performance for "Men In Black," in 1998.
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Will Smith holds shows off his award for best Rap Solo Performance for "Men In Black," in 1998.

Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith after the 40th Annual Grammy Awards in 1998.
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Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith after the 40th Annual Grammy Awards in 1998.

From left, Tom Arnold, Tommy Lee, and Chris Farley celebrate after the 1995 Grammy Awards.
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From left, Tom Arnold, Tommy Lee, and Chris Farley celebrate after the 1995 Grammy Awards.

Cyndi Lauper poses for photographers after the 1994 Grammy Awards.
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Cyndi Lauper poses for photographers after the 1994 Grammy Awards.

From left, Brandy, Wyclef Jean, Rita Marley, and Lauryn Hill pose for photographers after the 39th Annual Grammy Awards in 1997.
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From left, Brandy, Wyclef Jean, Rita Marley, and Lauryn Hill pose for photographers after the 39th Annual Grammy Awards in 1997.

LL Cool J poses for his fans as he arrives at the 1992 Grammy Awards.
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LL Cool J poses for his fans as he arrives at the 1992 Grammy Awards.

Hanson arrives at the 1998 Grammy Awards.
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Hanson arrives at the 1998 Grammy Awards.

From left, Sheryl Crow, Joan Osborne, and Ellen DeGeneres after the 38th Annual Grammy Awards in 1996.
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From left, Sheryl Crow, Joan Osborne, and Ellen DeGeneres after the 38th Annual Grammy Awards in 1996.

Preparations are made for the 40th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 22, 1998.
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Preparations are made for the 40th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 22, 1998.


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