Noah Kahan, Gracie Abrams, Ice Spice at Spotify Best New Artist Party – The Hollywood Reporter – saimmalik

Forward of Sunday evening’s Grammys, this 12 months’s crop of finest new artist nominees took the stage on the annual Spotify get together on Thursday.

Held on a soundstage on the Paramount lot, Spotify’s Finest New Artist Get together was a star-studded affair and featured performances from Ice Spice, Noah Kahan, Gracie Abrams, Victoria Monét, Coco Jones, Jelly Roll, and The Struggle and Treaty; the eighth nominee, Fred once more.., was not in attendance.

Every performer did a brief set of two to 4 songs, which included Monét (who’s up for seven awards on the Grammys) breaking out the choreography and wind machine for a rendition of “Jaguar,” Jelly Roll bringing out Lainey Wilson for a duet of their track “Save Me” and following Abrams’ efficiency, Kahan calling her again to the stage as they sang his hit “All over the place, Every little thing” collectively.

Coco Jones and Victoria Monét

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Ice Spice

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Intermixed between the music, the nominees ceaselessly expressed their appreciation for the eye Spotify has delivered to their work in addition to the awards recognition, as Jones exclaimed, “This complete week is so surreal, I’m nominated for 5 Grammys!” Abrams admitted, “It is a bizarre, scary room to play for” however expressed “I’m such an enormous fan of everybody who’s enjoying tonight, I’m honored to share the stage with them.” Kahan joked that he didn’t understand how the Grammy Awards course of labored however requested the group to vote for him, whereas teasing a Grammy might not be his prime precedence: “I’ve been attempting for that Nick Youngsters’ Alternative Award for a very long time, the boys try to get slimed.”

After about two and half hours of music — which additionally included sounds by DJ Politik, Women of Leisure, and HoneyLuv — Ice Spice closed out the night together with her songs “Suppose U The Shit (Fart)” and “Deli.”

Reneé Rapp and Kesha

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On prime of the star energy on stage, the visitor checklist additionally included Renée Rapp, Damson Idris, Nicholas Braun, Storm Reid, Finneas, Anthony Ramos, Delevingne, Kesha, Diplo, Dove Cameron and Simu Liu. Drinks flowed all through the celebration and with Dunkin’ as a sponsor, company munched on quite a lot of doughnuts on an outside patio.

The Spotify occasion is one among many parties being thrown within the lead-up to music’s greatest evening, because the Grammys happen on the Enviornment in Los Angeles on Sunday and air dwell on CBS and Paramount+.  

Cara Delevingne, Gracie Abrams, Spotify chief public affairs officer Dustee Jenkins and Alexander Stewart

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