Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Grammy’s Best Party: Quincy Jones Holds Court, Dave Chappelle Jokes, Sting Makes a Swing Through the Room


The best Grammy party? Universal Music Group nailed it at Spring Studios in Soho, with Quincy Jones holding court, Dave Chappelle joking around, and Erykah Badu DJing. (No mention of her Hitler mess.)

Sting and Trudie Styler took a swing through the room and talked to everyone. “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah was just happy to be out late at night.

The rooms — there were many– airy and light– a very cool environment– were filled with UMG stars like Luis Fonsi, the guy behind “Despacito”– and Lorde, who was enjoying herself despite not performing on the Grammy show. She still had a great credit from Friday night’s MusiCares benefit. She sang Stevie Nicks’s “Silver Spring.” She didn’t know — I told her– that Courtney Love had a hit with it years ago. Also in the house: Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber, singer Julia Michaels, and “Colbert” bandleader Jon Batiste.

Q– Quincy, by the way– is very excited about like 19 projects including a new app called Zig that he just invested in. He’s 84 years young and looks terrific– “I gave up drinking!” he declared, “it saved my life.” He is still interested in dating, however. Q is a role model!

UMG chairman and chief Lucien Grainge still commands the biggest of all the record companies with panache and style!

Roger Friedman
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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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