The ASCAP Grammy Nominees Reception was held Friday afternoon (Feb. 12) at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, celebrating over 300 members nominated for Grammys this year.
Guests at this year’s brunch included Richie Sambora, Orianthi, Lee Ann Womack, Bryan Michael Cox and Goapele. Attendees were treated to food like beef sliders, cocktails. Newly-signed Atlantic artist PJ, who was attending Grammy weekend events for the first time, playfully noted that what she loves most so far is the “free food.”
Meanwhile, singer Jazmine Sullivan, who is nominated for three Grammys this year, dazzled guests with an acoustic performance melody with a guitarist.
Rock City, also known as R. City, said he was getting good vibes at the ASCAP brunch. “It’s dope, everybody’s been showing me love [and vice versa.]. The weather is nice out here in L.A., it reminds me of being back home [in the Virgin Islands]… just a good vibe.”
ASCAP president Paul Williams was also on hand to celebrate this year’s Grammy Awards nominees. “What’s so remarkable is we have over 300 ASCAP members nominated [for Grammys],” Williams said. “We have about 90 of them here [at the pre-Grammy brunch] recognized by their peers for the amazing work they do.”
Bridget Kelly said what she enjoyed most about the annual ASCAP event is getting a chance to see her peers.
“I love getting to run into all of my favorite artists and producers, and writers,” she said. “The publishing brunches are about the people behind the scenes who don’t get the spotlight necessarily, so I love seeing producers and writers who I love and know and have worked so hard all year long.”