The Grammys red carpet photos are just as crucial as the awards, for some of us. When you've got recording artist stars like Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and male sartorial singing legends like Usher and Justin Timberlake (please, please be there, JT, even if you're all actorly now!) walking the carpet, things can get seriously awesome.

As we wait for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards to kick off on CBS, skim through the best shots from the pre-show: