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Alison Schwartz
February 10, 2013 02:30 PM

While the northeast braved a midwinter blizzard, the West Coast was feeling the heat – and we’re not just talking about the comparatively warmer weather.

With the Grammy Awards on the horizon, the most famous faces of the industry were in their finest form Saturday to celebrate music’s biggest night.

John Mayer and Katy Perry took their date night up a notch at Clive Davis and The Recording Academy’s Annual Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where they were spotted holding hands while Patti Smith performed. The couple was color-coordinated: he was in a white dinner jacket and black bow tie, and she wore a white designer dress.

While they were happy to take in the performances, Davis, at one point, called out Mayer, telling the crowd, “I read the papers and I see who you’ve been spending time with,” before acknowledging Perry beside him in the audience.

Meanwhile, the party – which honored Epic Records’s chairman and CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid, who received the 2013 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons Award – was a photo shoot for Miley Cyrus and Tyra Banks, who were spotted smizing for their own personal cameras. (Even Jennifer Hudson couldn’t resist going for her close-up with the supermodel!)

But those weren’t the only stars at the soiree.

PEOPLE was there, and documented the whole evening on Instagram and Twitter. Plus, take a peek inside PEOPLE’s own party (which coincided with Davis’s bash) and featured Grammy nominee Carly Rae Jepsen.

// the story “Inside Grammy Weekend” on Storify

For more behind-the-scenes photos of your favorite stars, follow @peoplemag on Instagram or on Twitter.


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