The air in Los Angeles could also be unseasonably chilly, however that didn’t cease partygoers from reveling within the Grammy weekend festivities — which included Warner Music Group’s pre-Grammy get together on Thursday night time. From trade veterans to common of us who wished to get a sneak peek at their favourite artists, the occasion — held at downtown LA’s NoMad Hotel — was stuffed to the brim with effervescent vitality.
A profitable get together all the time has the drinks flowing, and company had been supplied with Belvedere-based cocktails that had been fittingly named after three of WMG’s beloved feminine artists: the tropical “Dua Daydream” (for Dua Lipa), the tangy “Django Jasmine” (for Janelle Monaé) and the refreshing “Invasion of Privacy" (for Cardi B). The libations gave the cue to start mingling among the many violet-hued lights, as DJs just like the legendary Clark Kent spun tunes together with Big Sean’s “Moves,” Drake and DJ Khaled’s “For Free,” Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money,” Lil Wayne’s “Uproar” and Bruno Mars’ “Finesse.”
Some notable company in attendance included artists like Lizzo, Tayla Parx, Kodak Black and Ty Dolla $ign, in addition to Billboard’s personal editorial director Hannah Karp and trade deputy director Rob Levine. As everybody loved yummy treats like tuna tartare, mushroom tartes and macarons, the lights glimmered as Atlantic Records chairman/COO Julie Greenwald stepped onto the stage to introduce the night time’s first performer: the suited-up Nipsey Hussle. The Los Angeles-born rapper, who’s up for finest rap album for his debut album Victory Lap at Sunday’s Grammys, was the night time’s rugged hometown hero. He introduced genuine California taste with songs like “Last Time That I Checc’d" and “Rap N—as,” whereas the gang bumped to each phrase.
Toward the ultimate hour, Tom Corson (the co-chairman and COO of Warner Bros. Records) arrived onstage to introduce the night’s particular shock performer: the label’s personal Dua Lipa. The pop star took the thrills of incomes her first-ever Grammy nominations — finest new artist and finest dance recording for “Electricity” alongside Silk City (Diplo and Mark Ronson) — and channeled it onto the stage for her brief-but-alluring efficiency. Donning an all-black outfit adorned with sparkly silver tassels, Lipa and her background dancers ran by way of three songs: the aforementioned “Electricity,” in addition to two chart favorites from her debut self-titled album, “IDGAF” and “New Rules.”
Following her efficiency, the singer was whisked away by her close-knit group (which included boyfriend Isaac Carew and father Dukagjin Lipa) whereas the remainder of the partygoers continued to bounce the night time away.