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From Beyoncé to Adele, all music icons started somewhere (shout-out to Destiny’s Child). In honor of the 60th Grammy Awards airing this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. on CBS, here, a look back at the life-changing moments when Queen Bey, Cher and six other songstresses took home their first Grammys. 

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1. Cher (2000)

The “Believe” singer snagged her first Grammy Award in 2000 for Best Dance Recording. If we could turn back time and give her one sooner, we totally would.

Pink first grammy
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2. Pink (2002)

Before she was queen of aerial performances, Pink accepted the award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “Lady Marmalade” in 2002. We’ll raise a glass to that.

Gwen Stefani first Grammy
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3. Gwen Stefani (2002)

Stefani donned her signature red lip to collect her 2002 trophy for Best Rap / Sung Collaboration for “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” and did just that. 

Beyonce first grammy
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4. Beyoncé (2004)

After leaving Destiny’s Child, Queen Bey won five solo Grammys in 2004 for her album Dangerously in Love. It may have helped that she looked like an actual Grammy award in that dress. 

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5. Carrie Underwood (2007)

Thanks to “Jesus Take the Wheel,” Underwood took home the Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocals in 2007. 

Rihanna first grammy
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6. Rihanna (2008)

Ri-Ri’s  “Umbrella” made such a splash (sorry, had to) that it helped her take home her first gold trophy in 2008.

Adele first grammy
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7. Adele (2009)

Adele won two awards—Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance—at her very first Grammy Awards ever. NBD. 

Gaga first grammy
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8. Lady Gaga (2010)

Gaga’s poker face earned her Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica Album for The Fame in 2010. And thus, some of the strangest ensembles to have ever hit the red carpet were born. 

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