Photo: Heidi Gutman/ABC/Getty Images
En Vogue & TLC To Headline 2019 GRAMMY Celebration After-Party
After the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Sun. Feb. 10, more than 5,000 members of the music industry community will head for the Renaissance-themed official after-party celebration at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event will be headlined by R&B greats En Vogue and TLC.The private, ticketed event's festivities also feature jazz vocalist Kurt Elling and a set by DJ Michelle Pesce, as well as gourmet cuisine and dancing.
The ladies of GRAMMY-nominated group En Vogue stirred up the '90s R&B scene with hits including "Hold On," "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" and "Don't Let Go (Love)," which was nominated for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal at the 39th GRAMMY Awards.
The women of GRAMMY-winning group TLC also made huge waves in '90s (and early-2000s) R&B. At the 38th GRAMMY Awards, their sophomore album CrazySexyCool won Best R&B Album and its single "Creep" won Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. At the 42nd GRAMMY Awards, the group won both categories again with their follow-up album Fanmail and its hit "No Scrubs."
GRAMMY-winning jazz singer Elling won Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards for Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman. He is currently nominated in the same category this year at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, for his album The Questions.
In 2000, Los Angeles-based DJ Pesce transitioned from a successful career in public relations with a mentoring assist from DJ Spinderella of GRAMMY-winning group Salt-N-Pepa. In addition to keeping dance floors hot, Pesce has made appearances on television dramas as herself and entertained GRAMMY Celebration partygoers for several years running.
"We look forward to our annual GRAMMY Celebration honoring the winners and nominees of Music's Biggest Night," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "It’s an evening and rare opportunity for all of us in the music community to celebrate triumphs and milestones together, complemented by a handcrafted menu and even more unforgettable performances featuring some of our most esteemed talent following the GRAMMY Awards telecast."
The culinary choices continue the Renaissance masquerade-ball theme with modern twists on traditional dishes and deserts provided by chef Joe Flamm of Chicago's Michelin-starred restaurant Spiaggia.
"Each year we diligently work to produce one of the largest awards show celebrations, and we're thrilled to bring the annual event back to Los Angeles with a modern baroque-inspired theme to complement the elegance of the evening," said Branden Chapman, Executive in Charge of Production & Chief Business Development Officer of the Recording Academy.
Don't forget to tune into the 2019 GRAMMYs this Sunday, Feb. 10 at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST. live on CBS.