The annual gala, presented in association with the Recording Academy, is among the most coveted invitations of the year.
The annual Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala, presented in association with the Recording Academy, is among the most coveted invitations of Grammy week and, in fact, all year. And no wonder, past events have featured show-stopping performances by Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams and, as recently as the 2016 edition, the surviving members of Nirvana with Beck performing David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World."
More than a dozen acts typically take the stage, as they are certain to this year, although the lineup is kept top secret until the night of. But Billboard does have a preview of some of the guests who will be in attendance. They include: Taraji P. Henson, Michael Keaton, Quincy Jones, Metallica, Chance the Rapper, Maxwell, Britney Spears, Ryan Seacrest, Stevie Wonder, Jeremy Renner and Rita Ora as well as industry executives Sir Lucian Grainge (chairman, Universal Music Group), Doug Morris (Sony Music CEO), Len Blavatnik (owner, Warner Music Group), Steve Cooper (chairman, WMG), Apple CEO Tim Cook and svp of internet services and software Eddy Cue, former Warner Bros. head and industry legend Mo Ostin and CBS chief Les Moonves.