Another celeb wore JLo's iconic Grammy's dress BEFORE her and everything we know is a lie

As in, the dress that was talked about so much, it spawned the creation Google Images...

By Bella Brennan
Jennifer Lopez Grammys

As we count down to the 59th Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday, February 12, we're stepping back in time to remember one of the music show's most ground-breaking moments. And this one has got to be up there.

It was the year 2000 - we'd survived the Y2K bug, had an oversupply of tinned goods in case the world imploded and we were celebrating the dawn of a new Millennium with an onslaught of experimental outfits because why the frock not?

JLo and The Dress has become one of the Grammy's most memorable red carpet looks.
JLo and The Dress has become one of the Grammy's most memorable red carpet looks.

Case in point, Jennifer Lopez's incredible jungle-print Versace gown that she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards on the arm of her then boyfriend, Puff Daddy (look away now, Drake).

The singer shut the red carpet down in the sheer green dress, which featured a dangerously low plunging neckline that somehow made bellybuttons the body part du jour.

JLo didn't just make a statement, her eye-catching garment essentially spawned the creation of Google Images. Yes, she looked that good.

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"It didn't seem that out there to me. It was a good-looking dress. I had no idea it was going to be such a big deal."
"It didn't seem that out there to me. It was a good-looking dress. I had no idea it was going to be such a big deal."

As Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt explained: "Google Images first became apparent after the 2000 Grammy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez wore a green dress that, well, caught the world's attention. At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen."

"But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J­Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born," Eric added.

Reflecting on her headline-grabbing outfit, which now lives in at the Fashion Museum in Bath, England, the 47-year-old told People: "It didn't seem that out there to me. It was a good-looking dress. I had no idea it was going to be such a big deal."

It's a pretty cool claim to fame, even for someone as accomplished as Miss Lopez. But it turns out, Jenny from the Block wasn't the first star to wear the risque garment.

Enter Geri Halliwell...

(L-R) Geri Halliwell steps out at an event in Cannes in January 2000. A month later, Jennifer Lopez rocks the exact same Versace number at the Grammy Awards and essentially breaks the internet.
(L-R) Geri Halliwell steps out at an event in Cannes in January 2000. A month later, Jennifer Lopez rocks the exact same Versace number at the Grammy Awards and essentially breaks the internet.
A tale of two frocks...
A tale of two frocks...
Ginger opted to style her frock with perma-blonde hair extensions, which were bang on trend during the early Noughties, fresh make-up and lashings of fake tan - again, right on the money for 2000.
Ginger opted to style her frock with perma-blonde hair extensions, which were bang on trend during the early Noughties, fresh make-up and lashings of fake tan - again, right on the money for 2000.

A whole month before the Grammys, former Spice Girl Geri wore the exact same dress to the NRJ Music Awards held in Cannes.

While there's no denying the Raining Men hitmaker looked delightful, she certainly didn't break the internet.

But we're sure she's not too bothered. After all, she'll always have her own iconic number - the Union Jack dress she wore to the 1997 Brit Awards.

Don't worry Ginge, you'll always have the Union Jack dress.
Don't worry Ginge, you'll always have the Union Jack dress.