What a difference a decade makes! 

It's hard to believe that ten years ago, Taylor Swift was preparing to tour in support of her second studio album Fearless while Adele had just won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. As for Beyon, she was still releasing tracks from her third studio album I Am… Sasha Fierce.

Flash forward to today and Swift is now the biggest pop star on the planet, having released six studio albums and racking up two Album of the Year awards in the process. Adele is one of the best-selling artists of all time and Beyoncé is, well, Beyoncé.

Oh, how things have changed! 

Even the 2009 Grammys award ceremony now seems worlds away.

Lady Gaga had just received her first nomination for her chart-topping single "Just Dance" while Lil Wayne still dominated the rap categories. 

Miley Cyrus teamed up with a surprise star for a country duet while the world had not yet been graced with the presence of Pharrell Williams' now infamous Arby's hat.  

Needless to say, it was a much simpler time.

In anticipation for this Sunday's award show, let's take a walk down memory lane as we recount what the Grammys looked like a decade ago in our gallery below

Kanye West, Estelle, 2009 Grammys

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Jonas Brothers, Stevie Wonder, 2009 Grammys

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Justin Timberlake, Al Green, 2009 Grammys

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Sugarland, 2009 Grammys

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Coldplay, 2009 Grammys

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Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, 2009 Grammys

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Carrie Underwood, 2009 Grammys


Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, 2009 Grammys

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Adele, 2009 Grammys


Audrina Patridge, 2009 Grammys

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Deadmau5, 2009 Grammys


John Mayer, 2009 Grammys


Lil Wayne, 2009 Grammys


Katy Perry, 2009 Grammys

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MIA, 2009 Grammys


Paula Abdul, 2009 Grammys

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Whitney Houston, 2009 Grammys

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So who is going to win big this weekend? Who will have the performance everyone is talking about? Your guess is as good as ours.

We can't wait to watch and find out. 

Watch E! this Sunday starting at 9 p.m. for our Live From the Red Carpet 2019 Grammy Awards coverage! After the ceremony, tune in to E!'s After Party: The 2019 Grammy Awards special!

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