Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Party Class Portrait – The Hollywood Reporter
At Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala on February 4, Lil Wayne delivered sizzling hits like “Lollipop,” Kevin Costner remembers Whitney Houston, and a host of A-list guests, including Sheryl Crow, Latto and Jennifer Hudson, gathered for the event’s annual group portrait with legendary record executives.
The event – held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and back in person after three years – included a series of performances, starting with Maneskin controlling the crowd and making Chance the Rapper jump out of his seat. to jump. Others who took the stage included 88-year-old Frankie Valli, Lizzo, Elvis Costello with Juanes, MJ music stars Myles Frost, Lil Baby and Latto. Hudson honored Houston with a stellar performance of “The Greatest Love of All,” while Sheryl Crow honored the late Christine McVie with a performance of “Songbird.”
Guests of the Pre-Grammy Gala included Joni Mitchell, Tim Cook, Janelle Monáe, Olivia Rodrigo, Machine Gun Kelly (seen rapping during Lil Wayne’s performance) and his wife Megan Fox, Lil Nas X and Nancy Pelosi, who received her biggest applause the night after Davis introduced her to her husband, Paul, the victim of an assault last year.
Cardi B delivered a speech honoring Atlantic Records executives Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman, both of whom received the 2023 Grammy’s Industry Icon Award. The rapper noted the support they both received. spent with her when she was pregnant and working on her first album: “You told me I could do both, and I’ll never forget it.”
Costner may have conjured up the most emotional moment of the night when he introduced Davis and remembered him. bodyguard costar. “We were both impressed by Whitney the first time we saw her,” he said. “Thanks for being her bodyguard, Clive.”
Below, CHEAP presents individual portraits of attendees at the star-studded Pre-Grammy Gala Dinner, including Davis, Harvey Mason Jr., Lauren Daigle, Myles Frost, and Rickey Minor.
A version of this story first appeared in the February 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Click here to sign up.