Before the main event, many of today’s celebrities graced the red carpet during arrivals at the 2012 American Music Awards. From Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Chris Brown, Ludacris, and Kelly Rowland, the star-studded arrivals at the Nokia Theater didn’t disappoint. Check out as artists pose and show off their fashion taste (or lack thereof) as this year’s event.

Check for performance footage here.

Catch all the photos from the red carpet after the jump…..

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Previously: Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige & Drake Perform at the 2011 American Music Awards (Video)