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Mariah Carey’s Sexiest Red Carpet Entrances!

Mariah Carey at an autograph signing session at the Hard Rock.
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May 15 2019, Updated 4:34 p.m. ET

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Let’s face it, Mariah Carey could wear pretty much anything on the red carpet and still blow everyone else away. The diva who has sat on the pop charts for almost two decades looks amazing wherever she goes.

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Whether she’s in a LBD, an extravagant gown or even hot pants, Carey makes an instant impression. When she flashes her million-watt smile, she lights up whatever event she’s appearing at — from the Academy Awards to the Golden Globes to MTV's Video Music Awards to events like the Swarovski Fashion Rocks for the Prince's Trust and the Biennial UNICEF Ball.

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We’ve gathered 20 of Mariah Carey’s sexiest red carpet entrances ever. Take a look.

1. Hercules:

Mariah Carey (L) and actor Dwayne Johnson attend the Los Angeles premiere of 'Hercules' at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 23, 2014 in Hollywood, California
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At the Los Angeles premiere of Hercules at the famous TCL Chinese Theater in 2014, Caret was rocking it with the Rock himself, Dwayne Johnson. According to JustJared, Carey was there to support her friend, the movie’s director, Brett Ratner.

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2. 82nd Annual Academy Awards:

Mariah Carey as she posed on the red carpet at the Kodak Theater during the 82nd Academy Awards, Hollywood, California, March 7, 2010.
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Back in 2010, Carey stunned everyone with this number while strutting down the red carpet for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

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3. Keeper of the Dream:

Mariah Carey posed on the red carpet at the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City.
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In 2010, Carey posed on the red carpet at the 12th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in Manhattan. According to Couture Musings, Carey flaunted Gumuchian Peacock earrings.

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4. 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:

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Carey attended the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles and took a moment to pose with one of her very famous and equally glamorous friends, Oprah Winfrey. According to Hollywood Life, Carey wore a black, one shoulder dress and accessorized with fishnets, black pumps, fingerless gloves and drop earrings.

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5. Nickelodeon:

Mariah Carey at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Carey chose Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards to wear matching striped outfits with her daughter Roe (twin brother, Moroccan, matched dad Nick Cannon). According to People, even though Carey and Cannon split in 2014, they acknowledge the importance of putting their kids first.

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6. Precious:

Mariah Carey attended the Precious Red Carpet held at the Palais des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2009 in Cannes, France.
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Carey hit the red carpet at the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival for Precious, a movie she costarred in. She and the cast were later nominated by the Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award.

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7. 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:

Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon arrived at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California
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Carey attended the 16th Annual SAG Awards with then-husband, Nick Cannon. Her single shoulder red gown with diamonds in all the right places wowed fans. She was nominated for her role in the movie Precious, and according to the Mariah Carey Archives, none other than People Online named Carey one of the best-dressed celebrities of the night.

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8. Save The Music Gala:

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The paps went crazy when Carey took to the red carpet at VH1’s Save The Music 10th Anniversary Gala at The Tent at Lincoln Center in 2010. Her fitted purple number was the perfect color to highlight that killer smile.

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9. MTV Music Video Awards Japan:

Mariah Carey during MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2005 - Red Carpet at Tokyo Bay NK Hall in Urayasu, Japan.
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Carey made sure her international fans were happy while walking the red carpet in Urayasu, Japan in 2005 for the MTV Music Video Awards Japan. Here, she is signing autographs for some very excited fans while wearing her signature butterfly brooch.

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10. Palm Springs International Film Festival:

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Mariah gave us a grin as she posed for a mass of paparazzi on the red carpet at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival gala. That’s a whole lot of photographers, but Carey handled them with grace and style.

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11. Bakjwi:

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The 62nd Cannes Film Festival brought Carey out — alongside rocker pal Lenny Kravitz — for the premiere of Bakjwi (AKA Thirst). Neither of them appeared in the film, that, according to Backstage was the first mainstream Korean film to feature full-frontal male nudity.

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12. GLADD Media Awards:

Mariah Carey attended the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 14, 2016 in New York City.
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Carey attended the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in 2016 in New York City. She was there, according to GLADD, to accept GLADD’s Ally Award that is given to a media figure who has consistently used their platform to support and advance LGBT equality and acceptance.

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13. 63rd Annual Golden Globes:

Mariah Carey during 63rd Annual Golden Globes - Red Carpet at Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, United States
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Carey wore this beautiful gown with a plunging back to the 63rd Annual Golden Globes red carpet in Beverly Hills.

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14. 2005 Billboard Music Awards:

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It's difficult to tell what Carey was wearing when she attended the 2005 Billboard Music Awards because she was covered with the five awards she won. She took home awards for Hot 100 Song of the Year, Hot 100 Airplay of the Year, Rhythmic Top 40 Title of the Year "We Belong Together," Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year and Female Billboard 200 Album Artist of the Year.

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15. Hard Rock Café Book Signing:

Mariah Carey attended her autograph signing session in support of her new album E=MC2 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Universal CityWalk on April 17, 2008 in Universal City, California.
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Carey arrived at the Los Angeles Hard Rock Café in 2008 to sign autographs in support of her album E=mc2. According to JustJared, Carey said “I really can never put myself in the category of people who have not only revolutionized music but also changed the world. That’s a completely different era and time.”

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16. The Intern:

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Carey wasn’t just impressing fans while waltzing the red carpet at the New York premiere for The Intern. According to NJ1015, the star of the movie, Anne Hathaway, couldn’t stop gushing. Hathaway said, “She's here. She's at MY movie premiere!”

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17. 2015 Billboard Music Awards:

Mariah Carey arrived at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The red carpet lit up with Carey's appearance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas that year. But according to Billboard, she wasn’t just there to strut her stuff. The 14-time Billboard Music Award winner Carey also performed.

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18. Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball:

Singer Mariah Carey, wearing Louis Vuitton, attended the Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball Honoring David Beckham and C. L. Max Nikias presented by Louis Vuitton at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on January 12, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California
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Carey knows how to rock a Louis Vuitton and that’s exactly what she did on the red carpet at the Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball that honored David Beckham and C.L. Max Nikias. She also rocked the audience when, according to LAGuestList.com, Carey took to the stage and performed.

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19. Swarovski Fashion Rocks for the Prince’s Trust:

Donatella Versace and Mariah Carey during Swarovski Fashion Rocks for the Prince's Trust - Red Carpet Arrivals at Forum Grimaldi in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
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Carey rubbed shoulders with Donatalla Versace while on the red carpet for the Swarovski Fashion Rocks for the Prince's Trust affair in Monaco in 2005. According to the Independent, Carey also performed at the event on a bill that included Blondie, Earth, Wind & Fire and Bryan Ferry.

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20. 1997 MTV Video Music Awards:

Mariah Carey arrived before the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards on September 4, 1997 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York.
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Carey has been wowing the world for decades. Here she was at the red carpet for the 1997 MTV Music Video Awards at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. According to MTV, just a year earlier Carey took home a Video Music Award nomination for Best R&B Video for "One Sweet Day."

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