Alicia Keys, John Legend, Barry Gibb and more to attend star-studded virtual pre-Grammys party

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  • Clive Davis will take this year's Grammys pre-party online due to the pandemic.
  • The annual event has now been split into a two-part celebration due to the postponement of the award show from 31 January to 14 March 2021.
  • The star-studded guestlist is said to include John Legend, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen and Barry Gibb.


Barry Gibb, Alicia Keys and John Legend are just some of the stars who will be joining the Grammys pre-party this year, with the event going virtual due to the pandemic.

Music business legend, Clive Davis, who hosts the party each year along with the Recording Academy, promised in December 2020 that the event would "knock your socks off", according to Variety.

The annual party has now been split into a two-part celebration due to the postponement of the award show from 31 January to 14 March 2021.

"It was initially supposed to be one big party, but since the Grammys moved the date to March, Clive figured he'd throw a party in January and March," an inside source revealed to Page Six.

The first event will take place on 30 January, with the second on 13 March. 

For the first online party, Clive will reportedly feature 20 of his favourite live performances. Stars expected to attend and "share some top memories" with Clive includes Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Barry Gibb and Gladys Knight, the publication reports.

The second event will take place the night before the Grammys. "In addition to some extraordinarily insightful interviews with some of the biggest names in music, Clive is compiling a never before seen tribute to the greatest live performances of all time - not just from his party," another source says, adding that it will be "totally over the top".

The 2021 Grammys will take place on Sunday 14 March and will be hosted by South African comedian, Trevor Noah.

See the full list of nominees here.

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Compiled by Nikita Coetzee

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