The 2013 Grammy Awards don't kick off until this evening, but for all of the supreme musical talent expected to attend - or perhaps perform - at the ceremony, as well as the celebrities who just appreciate good tune-age…the REAL festivities began last night at Clive Davis' annual Pre-Grammy Gala!
And PerezHilton.com was on the Beverly Hilton Hotel's red carpet, to bring EXCLUSIVELY bring you all of the FAME, FASHION and FEROCITY we could find!
Ch-ch-check out some of FAVORITE folks, including Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Kathy Griffin, Tyrese Gibson, Larry King, Emeli Sande, Joan Rivers, David & Yolanda Foster, Sara Gilbert, Afrojack, JC Chasez, Hoda Kotb, and SO MANY MORE as they spilled their excitement about the weekend to us (above)!
And speaking of Afrojack…
The DJ also gave an EXCLUSIVE statement to PerezHilton.com regarding the set he performed at the party, which reads:
"It was a completely insane experience to perform at this legendary party. And to represent a brand new music style to the legends of the music industry. It felt pretty cool performing before Clive Davis, Diddy, Sting, Johnny Depp and all of the other legends."
Just AH-MAY-ZING! And equally as excited to see EDM finally being recognized for how it's overwhelming influence in mainstream tunes today!
Sadly, the evening wasn't entirely carefree, as Davis himself reportedly paid tribute to Whitney Houston, who passed away a few hours before last year's event, with a rare video of the dearly departed icon performing "All the Man That I Need" during a concert for the troops!
And while her mother, Cissy, was offended by prospect of attending, her brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Pat Houston, were there to honor her memory.
"She was the greatest contemporary singer of our lifetime."
She was, indeed!
And we're just so happy that her memory was honored beautifully and succinctly, without it dampening the otherwise joyous, celebratory atmosphere!
What an incredible evening for music!
And what an even MORE incredible evening on its way and fast approaching in a few hours!
We COULDN'T be more excited! How about you guys?!
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