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Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala: A Prelude to Grammy Fashion and Music

The Pre-Grammy Gala is the annual party thrown by legendary record man Clive Davis the night before the Grammys. Stars show up, some perform, others show off their sense of style and the rest mingle and enjoy themselves. New to the music scene, Imagine Dragons opened the three-and-a-half-hour show. Lucian Grainge, the CEO of the Universal Music Group, received the President's Merit Award from the Recording Academy and Clive Davis hosted the remainder of the evening. Some of the stars in attendance were: Quincy Jones; Taylor Swift; Rihanna; Smokey Robinson; Rod Stewart; Gladys Knight; Alicia Keys; Berry Gordy; Cyndi Lauper; Neil Diamond; Robbie Robertson; Russell Simmons; Tim Cook; Nile Rodgers; Earth, Wind & Fire; Kris Kristofferson; Paul Shaffer; and Kathy Griffin. See slideshow for a prelude to Grammy Fashion Miley Cyrus performed in a short white dress and what appeared to be a pink fake fur. Pharrell Williams, wearing a bulbous brown hat, was joined by Jennifer Hudson and rapper T.I. for "I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)" (Hudson's new single, which he produced). Then Robin Thicke joined him onstage to perform "Blurred Lines." The night marked the 2 year anniversary of legendary Whitney Houston's tragic death so Davis ended the night showing a 10 minute video of Houston singing at the 1994 AMAs. To watch the performance visit:

Rihanna arrives at Clive Davis and The Recording Academy’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Jan. 25 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 
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