In a surprising turn of events, Roc Nation, the renowned entertainment company founded by Jay-Z, has announced that it will not be hosting its annual pre-Grammy brunch this year. The exclusive event, which has been a staple in the music industry calendar since 2011, will be notably absent from this weekend’s festivities.
Tradition on Pause
The decision to forgo the brunch comes after the event’s return last year following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the years, Roc Nation’s pre-Grammy bash has been a star-studded affair, attracting A-list celebrities such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, and more. However, music insiders have confirmed that the absence of the brunch does not mean Jay-Z and Beyoncé will be missing from the party scene altogether.
Supporting Industry Icons
Despite Roc Nation’s hiatus, the power couple is expected to make an appearance at Clive Davis’ legendary pre-Grammy gala on Saturday. The event will honor Jon Platt, CEO of Sony Music Publishing, with the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award. This reaffirms Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s commitment to supporting their friends and industry colleagues.
Plenty of Parties to Attend
While Roc Nation’s brunch may be missing, there is no shortage of events for music’s elite to attend. Stars have already begun mingling at parties hosted by Amazon Music, Billboard, and the Black Music Coalition. Notable moments include a dinner honoring producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, featuring performances by Jermaine Dupri, Flava Flav, Tank, and Grammy nominee Victoria Monét.
Countdown to the Grammys
As the music industry gears up for the Grammy Awards, several pre-show events are set to take place. MusiCares will honor Jon Bon Jovi as its Person of the Year, while Primary Wave and Billboard join forces to celebrate Billboard’s No. 1 hits. Clive Davis will host his gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, marking the culmination of a week filled with celebration and anticipation.
Why is Roc Nation not hosting its annual pre-Grammy brunch this year?
Roc Nation has decided to take a break from its annual pre-Grammy brunch, breaking tradition this year.
Will Jay-Z and Beyoncé still be attending pre-Grammy events?
Yes, the power couple is expected to attend Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy gala to support their friend Jon Platt.
What other parties are happening during Grammy weekend?
Amazon Music, Billboard, and the Black Music Coalition are hosting events, along with MusiCares and Primary Wave.
Who will be honored at MusiCares’ event?
MusiCares will honor Jon Bon Jovi as its Person of the Year.
Where will Clive Davis host his pre-Grammy gala?
Clive Davis will host his gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.