06:25 AM EDT 12/18/2014
Grammy Awards 1999
Originally posted 01/22/2014 06:00PM
We can look back at it 15 years later as a festival of hilarious fashion, but the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, held on February 24, 1999, was a glimpse into the future of the music industry.
The 1999 Grammys were billed at the time as the "Diva Grammys,", celebrating the industry's female icons past and present.
The decade's twin titans, Whitney Huston and Mariah Carey, sat the night out, but the belting style they helped popularize was everywhere.
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