Go behind the velvet rope and check out all the parties of Grammy weekend 2016.
HENNESSY’S GRAMMY CELEBRATION
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On Feb. 13, LL Cool J, host of the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and Hennessy V.S.O.PPrivilège invited celebrity friends and tastemakers to a private dinner at Ysabel in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. The evening honored the excellence and continued accomplishments of those within the music, entertainment and sports industries who “Never stop. Never settle.”
Celebrity guests, including event co-host and Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson, Ciara, Mary J Blige, MC Lyte, Keegan-Michael Key, Estelle, Anthony Mackie, and Holly Robertson Peete, enjoyed a soundtrack provided by DJ D-Nice while sipping specialty Hennessy cocktails including the Bramble, French 75 and Sazerac.
The private dinner concluded with LL raising a glass of Hennessy Paradis Impérial and toasting the entire room for continuing to push themselves to the limits of their potential.
CLIVE DAVIS’ PRE-GRAMMY PARTY
Couples like Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, Russell Westbrook and Ciara, Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen and Christina Aguilera and Matt Rutler spent Valentine’s Day enjoying performances by Alice Cooper and Earth, Wind and Fire and Clive Davis‘ annual pre-Grammy fete.
1 OAK CELEBRATES THE GRAMMYS
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On Feb. 13, 1 OAK LA was the place to be seen as A-listers and industry elite flocked to the nightlife mecca to celebrate a weekend of music icons. Spotted at the nightspot was JustinBieber at a VIP table with close friends as well as singer and actor JamieFoxx celebrating with his daughter, CorinneFoxx, for her birthday. Later, Foxx jumped on the mic to hype up the already excited crowd and invited Bieber on stage to join him. Waiting in anticipation, fans snapped photos and chanted his name in hopes of convincing the recording artist to perform. Giving into the crowd, Bieber broke out into an exclusive performance of his Grammy-nominated hit “Where Are Ü Now.” After the impromptu performance, Bieber made his way back to the VIP section where he continued his night with friends including G-Eazy. Giving a nod to Valentine’s Day, Bieber got in the spirit and bought roses for all the ladies in the crowd Saturday night. Stunned with excitement, all the girls in the hot spot thanked the A-lister and took to social media to post photos of their roses.
DFM’S GRAMMY CELEBRATION
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Miguel, HAIM, Kesha, Allan Kingdom (Nominated for Best Rap Performance + Rap Song), Rashida Jones, Ludwig Goransson and JR Castro kicked off Grammy Award weekend on Feb. 13 at The dFm’s second annual celebratory bash where guests hung out poolside atthe historic and iconic Hollywood Roosevelt. Guests danced along to a crowd-pleasing DJ set by HAIM and were treated to a special performance by 2016 nominee, Miguel, who not only sang live but also performed his first ever DJ set.
DELTA AIR LINES HOSTS SITES AND SOUNDS
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On Feb. 12, Delta Air Lines, the official airline of the GRAMMYs, kicked off music’s biggest weekend with one of the hottest parties of awards’ season. The private event took place at NeueHouse Hollywood, the new Los Angeles outpost for the global private community of leading entrepreneurs and creative teams, and kicked off with an incredible DJ set from NY based DJ Jus-Ske. Leon Bridges, 2016 GRAMMY Award Nominee for Best R&B Album, then took to the stage with an intimate 8 song set including his hits Coming Home, Smooth Sailin’, River, and more. Celebrating the intersection of story and song, Leon shared personal anecdotes and travel inspirations woven throughout his debut album ‘Coming Home’ with the guests and celebrities in attendance, which included Kelly Rowland, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ariel Winter, Victoria Justice, Randy Jackson, and Katharine McPhee. It was an uber-glamorous evening, replete with non-stop dancing, signature libations and the celebration of music.
THE LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY’S THE SOUND OF LUXURY EXPERIENCE
Photo Credit: Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Conde Nast On Feb. 12, Lincoln Black Label celebrated its Revel sound experience and all-new Lincoln MKX with its The Sound of Luxury Experience event at Henry’s in West Hollywood. VIPs enjoyed signature cocktails and an intimate culinary experience courtesy of Chef Max DiMare and a performance by up and coming David Foster-produced jazz singer Brenna Whitaker. Guests danced and sipped cocktails to beats courtesy of DJs Joe Jonas and Mr. Hudson while also becoming immersed in sound via the Sound of Luxury pod – a visual and audio experience unlike any other – made possible by the Lincoln MKX’s Revel audio system.
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP’S 2016 GRAMMY AFTER PARTY
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Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, ArianaGrande, Zendaya, HaileeSteinfeld, JoeJonas, BellaHadid, Anna Kendrick, James Bay, BrooklynBeckham, ShawnMendes, RandyJackson, RussellSimmons, Diane Warren, Alice Cooper, JoePerry, LisaVanderpump, CamilaCabello, KristinChenoweth, KaceyMusgraves, Michelle Branch, Mike Posner, ToveLo, PatrickCarney, Jordan Smith, MarkBurnett, RomaDowney, SarahBarthel, FrankieGrande and ChordOverstreet were among those who headed to Universal Music Group’s haute post-party at the Ace Hotel.