Before we go full-speed ahead into the 55th Annual Grammy Awards weekend, we’re taking one last look back at the music awards show. This time, we’re celebrating the men who helped make the Grammys golden. Now, this is not one big Grammy beefcake roundup (though many of the fellas featured here are quite handsome). Instead, we’re focusing on the classic moments (like when Michael Jackson took Brooke Shields and Emmanuel Lewis as his guests) and perhaps long forgotten snapshots (like Maroon 5 wearing name tags on the red carpet the night they would win for Best New Artist).
In the gallery above, we present to you the princes of pop, whose careers long outlasted the many of their relationships. (We’re looking at you Usher and Chili.) Join us as we honor young Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias, Kanye West, John Mayer and Eminem the night they won their first Grammys, and Jay-Z and Beyonce looking just as crazy in love as they do today. See how many of these historical pop moments you remember, and then check out our gallery of classic ladies at the Grammys!