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Cardi B To Jay-Z: Inside The 2018 Pre-GRAMMY Gala
Clive Davis' and the Recording Academy's annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala is one of the hottest tickets of not only GRAMMY Week, but the whole year. This year's edition on Jan. 27 at Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City did not disappoint.
The preliminary festivities boasted a who's who of musical royalty on the red carpet, with the likes of Cardi B, Pink, Julia Michaels, Zayn Malik, the Chainsmokers, Logic, Camila Cabello, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Rita Ora, and Bebe Rexha, among others.
It wasn't all just brushing elbows at a swanky hotel — don't forget the performances. Luis Fonsi gave it his all on a rendition of "Despacito" while Alicia Keys sang her heart out on a Jay-Z medley. Vocal powerhouse Gladys Knight showed the crowd how it's done with "Stand By Me" and "Midnight Train To Georgia." Khalid took the audience through his "Young, Dumb & Broke." And that's just a taste.
The evening also paid special tribute to 21-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Jay Z, who received the annual 2018 Salute To Industry Icons Award for his significant contributions to the music industry and philanthropic endeavors. He joins past honors such as Herb Alpert, Irving Azoff, Lucian Grainge, Debra L. Lee, and Berry Gordy, among others.
So shimmy on over here and see for yourself what went on at the best party in town, and don't forget to tune into the 60th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 28 on CBS from 7:30–11 p.m. ET/4:30–8 p.m. PT.