Throwback to Grammys 2006: When Britney, Bowie, Legend & Stefani Crushed It (PHOTOS)

Jenny Erikson | Feb 9, 2016 Celebrities

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are just around the corner, and while we're all waiting to see how many awards Taylor Swift takes home for "Blank Space" (or how many times Kanye has to sit on his hands to keep from jumping onstage to protest a win over his favorite), we can't help but think about past Grammy shows.

So we took a little walk down memory lane to the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in 2006, and man, we got hit with the nostalgic feels. I mean, that was the year David Bowie won his Lifetime Achievement Award.

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From couples long (or recently) divorced, to a baby-faced Best New Artist winner, you're not going to believe these pics are already a decade old.

Here are 16 photos from the 2006 Grammys that will give you a blast from the past.


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  • Mariah Carey


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    Mariah Carey made a huge comeback at the Grammys in 2006, snagging three awards -- her first since 1991. Wonder when she's going to do that again!

  • Gwen Stefani's Baby Bump


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    Gwen walked the red carpet with her then-husband Gavin Rossdale, rocking this amazing leopard-print maternity dress.

  • Kelly Clarkson


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    Kelly Clarkson won her first Grammy in 2006 -- and also became the first American Idol contestant to snag such a high honor.

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  • Courtney Love


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    Courtney Love looked gorgeous arriving at a pre-Grammy party in 2006.

  • Terrence Howard


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    You may know him as Lucious Lyon from Empire, but Terrence Howard has been on the music scene since long before he played the evil mogul villain on TV. Here he is at a 2006 pre-Grammy party.


  • Black Eyed Peas


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    Back before Fergie went solo (before getting back together again), the Black Eyed Peas were just coming off a fall 2005 tour with Gwen Stefani as a supporting group.

  • Green Day


    Image via ©2006 Phil Ramey/RameyPix/Corbis

    In 2006, Green Day took home the Grammy for Record of the Year, for their hit "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."

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  • John Legend


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    John Legend won his first three Grammys in 2006, including Best New Artist. He's only gotten better with time!

  • Britney Spears & Kevin Federline


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    Brit Brit and KFed arrive at a pre-Grammy party in 2006. It's probably for the best that they're not still together 10 years later.

  • Barack Obama


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    Back before most people even knew this junior senator from Illinois's name, the future president actually won a Grammy, for Best Spoken Word Album, for Dreams from My Father.

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  • Maroon 5


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    Maroon 5 took home a Grammy for "This Love" in 2006 -- the song that propelled them to superstardom. They've been going strong ever since.

  • Bo Bice


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    Remember Bo Bice? He came in runner-up against Carrie Underwood in the fourth season of American Idol. He may have enjoyed attending the Grammys in 2006, but we haven't seen or heard much from him since.

  • Diana Ross


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    Can we all just agree that Diana Ross is basically ageless, timeless, and pretty much perfect? This photo could have been taken last week, not at a Grammy party in 2006.

  • U2


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    Bono and crew dominate at the 2006 Grammy Awards. U2 picked up five wins, including Album of the Year for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.


  • Kanye West


    Image via ©2006 Phil Ramey/RameyPix/Corbis

    Kanye West attended the 2006 Grammys with his then-girlfriend, Brooke Crittendon. Also, he won three awards, and performed "Gold Digger," which makes me giggle now that's he's a dad of two with wife Kim Kardashian. "She got one of your kids, got you for 18 years..."

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  • David Bowie


    Image via © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMA Press/Corbis

    The superstar rocker won the 2006 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Well deserved, sir.

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