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Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Keith Urban are all expected to let loose

January 27, 2010 08:30 PM

Nothing says Grammys like a good party – unless it’s a week full of them. The biggest names in music and Hollywood are expected to turn out at a string of galas starting Wednesday and going until the wee hours after the awards show Sunday, and PEOPLE has all the details:

Grammy Night

Following the awards telecast from L.A.’s Staples Center on CBS, winners, losers and thousands of others head to the official Grammy Celebration next door, where Wolfgang Puck serves up the food.

Across the street, Jamie Foxx will welcome more than 500 guests to his private party at the Conga Room at L.A. Live. Expect to see a mix of musicians and actors – Ke$ha, Nicole Kidman, Simon Baker, Pink and Carey Hart, Maroon 5, Common, director Ron Howard, Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey are expected – who will catch performances from Foxx’s Grammy-nominated friends and will leave with Kipling Travel Bags stocked with goodies from Blue Microphones and Godiva.

The EMI family will celebrate its 56 nominations with an after-party at the new W Hollywood. Guests including Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban and Diana Krall will take home souvenir photos from the Samsung Mobile Lounge and can play DJ Hero on Xbox consoles around the party.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
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To close out the night, Universal Motown Republic Group will celebrate its artists including India.Arie, Jay Sean, Drake and Kid Cudi at a cocktail party at the W Westwood, while Sony Music Entertainment hosts an intimate reception for its nominees. Meanwhile nominee Maxwell will be feted at the Mondrian.

Also happening Grammy week:


Essence magazine honors nine-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige at its Black Women in Music reception at the Sunset Tower Hotel, sponsored by Lincoln and featuring cocktails by Belvedere, with a guest list that includes Best New Artist nominee Keri Hilson, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo, Joy Bryant and Holly Robinson Peete.

Taylor Swift will perform for honorees including Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at An Unforgettable Evening benefiting EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund at the Beverly Wilshire.

The Grammys will honor Placido Domingo at its Salute to Classical Music, and its Producers and Engineers Wing celebrates Chris Blackwell and the music of Island Records with Jimmy Jam, Quincy Jones and LMFAO at The Village recording studios.


Colbie Caillat, The Fray and Jason Mraz are among the performers at the 12th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project “Cue The Music: A Celebration Of Music And Television” at the Wilshire Ebell Theater.

After – along with blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, All American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter and Grammy photographer Danny Clinch – take questions from the audience at the Gillette Uncut film series Q&A at the Grammy Museum, the Black Eyed Peas nominee heads to the Palladium to perform at the first annual Data Awards, a and Blackberry-sponsored event honoring the DJ community.

Fashion-conscious nominees Kings of Leon, who just launched their own clothing line, Pink, Silversun Pickups and comedian Russell Brand are expected at the John Varvatos for Grammy label T-shirts debut party at the designer’s boutique.

Josh Groban


The night’s big-ticket event is the MusiCares person of the Year tribute to Neil Young. Following a reception and silent auction to benefit the MusiCares Foundation, more than 1,500 guests will be treated to tribute performances of Young’s music by artists including Dave Matthews, Josh Groban, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elton John and Sheryl Crow at the L.A. Convention Center.

After the big show, insiders will head over to late-night parties like the 13th annual Friends and Family bash at Paramount Studios, and producer Tricky Stewart and RedZone Entertainment’s 2nd Annual Pre-Grammy party, which is expected to draw The-Dream, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Usher and more to hotspot Wonderland.


The guest and performer list always remains top-secret at the Pre-Grammy Gala and Grammy Salute to Industry Icons at the Beverly Hilton. Presented by the Recording Academy and legendary music mogul Clive Davis, this year’s event will honor Doug Morris, the Worldwide Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group. Last year guests included Paul McCartney, Prince, Diddy, Rihanna, Chris Brown, the Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift.

Before Davis’s bash, the Green Music Group – a new coalition founded by artists including Dave Matthews Band, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow – will gather at Jane’s House, while the Recording Academy will honor the artistic contributions of Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin and Leonard Cohen, among others, at the Wilshire Ebell Theater.

Late-night, the Key Club hosts artists Estelle, Ledisi, John Legend and Keri Hilson at the annual Roots Jam Session.

Watch the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, live on CBS – and catch up on all the news and style from the show on!

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