02/13/2012 07:28 am ET Updated Apr 14, 2012

Grammy Awards 2012 Red Carpet: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Diana Ross And More! (PHOTOS)

The Grammys are always one of the most exciting events of the year and provide some of the best style moments.

With the untimely passing of Whitney Houston there was definitely a more somber mood to the evening, but the music industry's top stars still managed to look great and get, well, creative. Enter Nicki Minaj.

Minaj was back to her costume-wearing antics last night. The "Roman Holiday" rapper donned a red Versace cape and accessorized with a date dressed as a Pope look alike. After impressing us with her pretty pared-down look on the cover of Paper magazine, we thought there was a chance she would leave all the shock value behind. Oh well!

Rihanna was our hands-down our favorite style star of the night. The Barbadian beauty showed off her amazing body in a black custom-made Armani Prive gown that was simple but disarmingly sexy.

The biggest winner of the night, Adele, was also dressed in Armani Prive. The British singer looked exceptionally chic (take that Karl!) as she was honored with six Grammys and performed for the first since vocal cord surgery.

Other style standouts were Alicia Keys in a modern LBD, Kelly Price in a sparkly dusty rose colored gown and of course the always fabulous Diana Ross who wore a chic black suit with embellished sleeves.

Check out all the red carpet glam in the slideshow below. Who did you think was best dressed?

Photos From The 2012 Grammys
Photos From The 2012 Grammys