Grammy Nominations Announced

Glittering jewelry fashion has always made a sparkly splash at the Grammys, and this year’s nominees will no doubt add to the gawk-worthy red carpet styles.

The 2009 Grammy nominations were announced last night in a concert featuring top acts including Christina Aguilera, Taylor Swift and John Mayer, and the list acknowledged rappers, retro acts, R & B stars and, of course, a bevy of rock and rollers. New Orleans rapper, Lil Wayne, came out the big winner with eight nods; Coldplay collected seven nominations; and hip hoppers, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Ne-Yo, tied with six apiece. Adele, the 20-year-old British singer and songwriter, snagged noms in three of the Grammys’ four top categories. And the collaboration between Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and bluegrass darling Alison Krauss, were the surprise of the evening, garnering five nominations.

Music mavens have until February to get their Grammy gowns in gear, but has a fashion recap for fans who can’t wait until next year. Join us as we remember iconic Grammy fashions, notorious red carpet missteps, and the gorgeous music-makers that make us swoon today.

The Classics:

The Classics

Known simply as ‘the dress’, J-Lo wowed the world with her revealing Versace frock that is still the most talked about red carpet appearance to date. Of course there’s Michael’s Jackson’s glittering glove, Tina Turner’s awe-inspiring hair and Toni Braxton’s, well, body that also earned their rightful place as Grammy icons. Add these jewelry classics to your own gemstone hall of fame:

The Misfits:

The Misfits

Grace Jones’s futuristic fashion set tongues wagging at the 1983 Grammys. Missy Elliot’s razor blade suit was nothing if not ‘cutting’ edge in 2000, and Lil’ Kim and Imogen Heap’s outfits were quite simply just a miss. Black diamonds make any jewelry box move a little closer to the edge.

The New Kids:

The New Kids

These four women not only wow us with their golden voices, they stun us with their icy jewelry styles. From Alicia Keys’s signature statement earrings to Beyonce’s big time diamond looks, these songbirds will be the women to watch when the Grammy’s air next February 8th on CBS. Strike gold with these new jewelry styles from

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