The trio of beauties known as Destiny's Child were were still at the top of their careers in 2005. Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce Knowles all looked stunning at the event. Not long after this photo was taken, Bey went her own way and became one of the hottest-selling artists around. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
Rihanna was just hitting the scene in 2005 and was a fan of tight jeans, sparkly tops and belly necklaces. Not much has changed, except for her insanely hot career now. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic)
Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson did take a minute to pose together at the awards show. We have to admit, they were an attractive couple, but unfortunately they divorced later that year. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/FilmMagic)
Pharrell Williams wasn't quite the big name he is now, but at the time he was one of the hottest producers around and had already worked with names like Beyonce, Kanye and more. Now that makes us "happy." (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic)
Just a little tyke! Aaron Carter was an adorable teen in 2005.(Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
The Killers won Best New Artist in 2005, but they haven't been around much since then. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
Ice-T literally looks the exact same as he does now -- literally. Well, except for that wild yellow jacket, which he (hope!) he may have ditched by now. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
Lindsay Lohan was a blonde in 2005 and often hit the awards show and party circuits. We can't get over how incredibly tiny her waist is in this shot. Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
Nelly looks almost exactly the same -- don't you think? (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic)
R. Kelly was looking fly in 2005 -- but he was about to get involved a major court trial about allegations that he participated in sexual acts with an underage girl. Yikes! (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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Remember when Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were still a couple? When Green Day was the hottest band and Kelly Clarkson was a relative newcomer to the music scene with her hit song "Since You've Been Gone"? All of those things were still true at the 2005 MTV VMAs!
In 2005, the MTV VMAs were hosted by Diddy and held in Miami. Crop tops, belly necklaces, bellbottom jeans and Destiny's Child were all still a thing! And Miley Cyrus, who is hosting the VMAs this year, wasn't even old enough to attend the show back then.
As we gear up for the 2015 MTV VMAs this Sunday in Los Angeles, take a trip down memory lane and look back at the hottest stars ten years ago.