Pre-Grammy Kick Off Parties Review - Celebrating The Big Night in Music

It's Grammy weekend and the events are in full effect! It's been a week surrounded by the one thing that draws us together - music! 

Producers Andre "Dre" Christopher Lyon and Marcello "Cool" Antonio Valenzano of Cool & Dre attend the House of StoliEvent Hosted by Stoli Vodka at E.P. & L.P. on February 8, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images.

House of Stoli:

Cool and Dre, known for producing the hit single 'All The Way Up' featuring Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana, and Infared. The song just happens to be nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Song so it's only right to have them kick off the week celebrating music. 

The exclusive event was held at the chic rooftop of E.P. & L.P. guests enjoyed cocktails courtesy of Stoli vodka and light bites in preparation for the big week ahead!

Jojo opening the performance with her hit throwback ‘Leave’ and wowing the crowd with incredible tracks from Mad Love. Courtesy Photo

OK! Magazine Pre-Grammy Party:

OK!, the world’s leading celebrity magazine once again kicked-off Grammy weekend with their highly-anticipated, star-studded, Pre-Grammy event at Avalon Nightclub on Thursday, February 9th 2017. Paying homage to 'throwback Thursday' Jojo performed a few of her classics that brought back all the feels! The crowd engaged their inner teenage soul while the 'Leave' singer gave a stellar performance. "I have no zero tolerance for fake as* b*tches," explained JoJo as she described her latest album 'Mad Love.'

Fresh off of Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor, contestants were in attendance. As their search for love continues the ladies were seen looking 'rosier' than ever.

The unlikeliest of friends, Brandi Glanville (with new bf of 5 months, DJ Friese) and Scheana Marie posing for photos (arm in arm) and actually smiling. The hatchet is officially buried. The pair were hanging out at a table together with Lala Kent and RHOBH alum Carlton Gebbia. They stayed until the very last song of the night! Courtesy Photo

James Kennedy from Vanderpump Rules stopped to chat about his latest single and his plans for the big weekend! "Music is that one thing that I can be whoever, I make music for me. It brings us together and feels really good," explains Kennedy. "My latest single, Top Man, is fire, I produced the beat myself! We just shot the front cover at a private estate in Beverly Hills, I'm wearing all Top Man clothing - it's so gangster!" 

•Contestants from The Bachelor 2017 looking “rosier” than ever after last week’s “bloodbath” that knocked the majority of them form the show. Courtesy Photo

Other celebs in attendance included: Brandi Glanville, DJ Friese, Scheana Marie, Lala Kent, Carlton Gebbia, Abby Lee Miller, Ronnie Magro, Courtney Stodden, David Mcintosh, Lisa Vanderpump, 

The event was sponsored by Core, Splat, L.A. Girl (Beauty 21), Puma, Slimfast, Ruffino Wines, Heineken, Strong Bow and Tito’s.

The Chainsmokers Pre Grammy Turn Up at the Private Residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO Absolut Elyx. Courtesy Photo

Absolut Elyx Party with The Chainsmokers:

The Chainsmokers hosted their Pre Grammy Turn Up at the Private Residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO Absolut Elyx. Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Rita Ora, Louis Tomlinson, Nina Dobrev, Jessica Szohr, Chace Crawford, Skrillex, Diplo, A.J. McLean, and more celebrated the Grammy nominated duo- Drew Taggart and Alex Pall. Drew and Alex kicked off the night with a martini-making tutorial from Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx and cocktail extraordinaire. Wiz Khalifa lounged in the garden while Big Sean and his friends tore up the dance floor. Louis Tomlinson kept a low profile, enjoying the quiet patio with friends. Rita Ora was fashionably late, arriving with a pal before making her way to the dance floor. The night wasn't complete without a Gossip Girl reunion- Jessica Szohr and Chace Crawford were seen laughing, dancing to the DJ's set and posing for pictures. Guests at the party sipped on a bevy of Elyx signature cocktails including: Elyx Martinis, Elyx Spritz, Tangerine & Olive, Blood Orange Collins, Grapefruit Fling, and more. 

 

Big Sean and Jhene Aiko showed each other love as they celebrated Grammy-nominated Anderson Paak’s birthday with CÎROC last night in LA. Photo Credit: Thaddeus McAdams

Anderson Paak's Birthday Celebration:

Other notable events were in full effect! Grammy nominated Anderson Paak celebrated his birthday with Ciroc! Jhene Aiko, Big Sean, Too Short, Mario, and more came to wish the singer a happy birthday! Guests of the intimate fete were treated to a performance by the birthday boy himself! He performed hits such as 'Am I Wrong' and 'Glowed Up.'

Anderson Paak sang “Glowed Up” while celebrating his birthday with CÎROC last night in LA. Photo Credit: Thaddeus McAdams

Wanted to share the attached images of various celebrities celebrating Grammy-nominated Anderson Paak’s birthday with CÎROC last night in LA.

Anderson Paak was all smiles as he was presented with a cake for his birthday while celebrating with CÎROC last night in LA. Photo Credit: Thaddeus McAdams

11th Annual Primary Wave Pre-Grammy Party:

Taraji P. Henson SLAYED Saturday Evening! Photo Credit: Michael Bezjian | Getty Images for Primary Wave

Primary Wave hosted their 11th Annual Pre-Grammy party in partnership with Smirnoff vodka on Saturday, February 11th. Held at the luxurious rooftop perched atop of the London Hotel the evening hosted many celebs in anticipation for the big celebration.

 

Entering the party, Ray J announced his sister was celebrating her 38th birthday and gathered several guests around as they sang her a rendition of Happy Birthday. Shortly after, “Empire” costars and couple Trai and Grace Byers arrived hand-in-hand as they continued their night out after wrapping up at the NAACP Awards in Pasadena.

 

On the heels of her big night at the NAACP Image AwardsTaraji P. Henson entered the party ready celebrate the evening as she took home honors for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for “Empire” and Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for “Hidden Figures.” The “Empire” star was greeted by fellow cast members, Xzibit, Trai and Grace Byers congratulating the actress on her successful evening. 

 

Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and specialty Smirnoff cocktails, including the original Moscow Mule invented by the brand on Sunset Blvd. in 1941, with beats provided by DJ Cassidy. Other notable attendees included: Berry Gordy, Eric Benet, Princess Love, Trai, Grace Byers, Austin Mahone, Jake Miller, Marisol Nichols, Jonathan Bennet, Kiiara and Melissa Etheridge.

 

The week was full of excitement in anticipation to the 59th Annual Grammy Awards! Congrats to the nominees and cheers to the winners!

 

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