The music industry’s top stars were seen out and about at pre-Grammy events all weekend, and Twitter was buzzing with pictures of the music artists.
Alicia Keys will host the 61st Grammys—the industry’s biggest award show—at 8 p.m. on Sunday. The ceremony opens with performances from by J Balvin, nominated for record of the year with Cardi B’s “I Like It,” the rapper Young Thug, the singer Camila Cabello, the trumpet legend Arturo Sandoval and Ricky Martin.
Later in the show, legendary artists Diana Ross and Dolly Parton will perform, sharing the stage with Post Malone, Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, Lady Gaga and Kacey Musgraves, among others.
As usual, the biggest Grammy weekend party was held by record producer Clive Davis, according to USA Today.
“Stars descended on the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles Saturday to pose on the red carpet, watch the night’s performances – with a trio of sets paying tribute to Aretha Franklin – and celebrate music industry veteran Clarence Avant as 2019’s Grammy Salute to Industry Icons honoree. And yet, the event didn’t feel quite as essential as it has in previous years, whether it was the lack of big-name performers or the absence of young stars in attendance – or the fact that another high-profile event earlier in the day may have stolen its thunder,” the newspaper said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared at the event and received a standing ovation, according to Hollywood Reporter. Pelosi, who has attended the event several times in the past, was no stranger at the gathering of stars. She sat at a front section table and received attention from Davis in his opening remarks—praising her as the “highest-ranking female elected official” in US history who is “even more important” in the current climate.
But it was a night for recording artists to show off their glamorous outfits, hang out together and to perform.
“Fans of the iconic funk group The Time were in for a surprise, with Morris Day, Jerome Benton, Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam and other members of the seminal Minneapolis group taking the stage to honor Avant, known as the Godfather Of Black Music,” USA Today reported.
Beyonce, Jay-Z, DJ Khaled, Usher, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Normani and Khalid were among the many stars who attended the Roc Nation event.
Here’s a look: