Monday, April 15, 2024

Watch Alicia Keys Get a Birthday Serenade at Grammy Ceremony for Her and Producer Husband Swizz Beatz


It was a pretty joyous night at the glittery Rainbow Room when the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Grammys honored Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz last night. Alicia, who’s from New York, said “I’ve never been to the Rainbow Room before!” How is that possible? It was Alicia’s birthday, so Swizz got the crowd– including famed producer Peter Asher (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt) and Boo Mitchell (son of famed Memphis Hi Records founder and Al Green/Ann Peebles producer Willie Mitchell)– to serenade her. Nice to run into brothers David and Norman Chesky also, of Chesky Records and

Tomorrow night, Alicia is one of the (shhh– don’t tell anyone) main performers at Clive Davis’s annual pre-Grammy dinner. It’s her first time back in maybe a decade.

PS Hoping P&E Wing will honor not only Asher but Carly Simon producer Richard Perry next year in L.A.!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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