With Valentine’s Day falling on the same night as Clive Davis’s famed Pre-Grammy Gala, couples like Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton (below), Chrissy Teigen and John Legend (above), Ciara and Russell Wilson, and more made a star-studded date night out of the event.
Mommy-to-be Teigen, who stunned in a bump-hugging black satin Galvan London dress, gushed over her hubby and told us her pregnancy was going to give her a much different experience at the party this time around. “I'm gonna remember it, so that will be good,” she said with a laugh. “That’s a first for me. I usually just have the photos to look back on, but now I'll have it up here. Should be interesting.”
As Teigen and Legend headed into the event, so did Avril Lavigne and her estranged husband Chad Kroeger, who cuddled up on the carpet and walked arm-in-arm, after announcing their separation last year.
Miguel, who sported a striped Haider Ackermann ensemble, and his fiancée, Nazanin Mandi, soon followed, with the couple (below) holding hands with a smile on their way inside.
Meanwhile, first-time Grammy nominee Elle King brought her fiancé and her mom to the event, and dished to us about how thrilled she was to be performing at the bash. “It means the absolute world to me,” she said. “It is definitely the most exciting time of my life … it's just magical. I'm really excited and honored to be here.”
Inside of the event, Miranda Kerr and her boyfriend, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel (below), held hands as they walked to their seats after making their red carpet debut, and the show began with host James Corden taking the stage to crack a few jokes in his opening monologue.
“There's more people in this room than have subscribed to Tidal in the last year,” he said, before adding, “You are in for an incredible night. There are stars backstage waiting to perform for you and it wouldn't have happened without one man. Mr. Clive Davis,” he said before the mega-music producer/exec took the stage.
“I'm still very emotionally moved that you come here each time, so we must [have been] doing something right for the last 40 years,” Davis said, before giving shout-outs to celebs in the room like Caitlyn Jenner (below), Quincy Jones, Sylvester Stallone and Chris Rock.
An eclectic night of performances followed with Fetty Wap performing “Trap Queen,” Barry Manilow singing "Oh Mandy,” Carly Simon crooning “You’re So Vain,” Chicago performing a couple of their hits, Melissa Ethridge singing The Eagles's “Take It To the Limit,” and Beck and the surviving members of Nirvana performing David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World."
But, it was Earth, Wind and Fire that brought everyone to their feet. When they played “September,” Stefani leaned against Shelton and bobbed her head as Blake cuddled her. Ciara and Wilson (below) cut loose right beside them, throwing up their hands and dancing, and so did Legend and Teigen, who sang along to the song. The band kept the party pumping as they played “Hearts of Fire” and “Fantasy” among other hits, with guests dancing in the aisles as they did.
Following that performance, Andra Day performed “Rise Up,” Tori Kelly received a standing ovation after strumming a guitar and singing “It Should’ve Been Us” and King sang her hit "Ex's and Oh's."