Rihanna attends Clive Davis party
Published 01/02/2010 | 10:39
Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to Barbra Streisand in song and Rihanna made more than a fashion statement at Clive Davis's annual Grammys bash.
Clive's party is always a must for the music industry's A-listers, and they were out in force at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the gala.
Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, the Black Eyed Peas, Jane Fonda, Usher, Quincy Jones, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Carrie Underwood and more mingled together at the exclusive event.
Rihanna hung out with gal pal Katy Perry and her boyfriend comedian Russell Brand for much of the evening. Her appearance was notable because it was after she and then-boyfriend Chris Brown attended the same party last year that Brown assaulted her.
On-stage, there were performances from the likes of the Peas, Blige, Kesha, Underwood, Maxwell, Harry Connick Jr and Jamie Foxx.
The Peas, who are up for six Grammys, performed their hit Boom Boom Pow, then Fergie was joined by Slash as she performed the Guns N' Roses classic, Sweet Child Of Mine, which garnered applause - but not enough for Will.i.am's liking.
"Usually Fergie and Slash on stage would have brought down the house. This ain't no boogie (expletive)," he admonished the crowd.
"Music industry, we can't be spoiled," he said before launching into the Peas' Grammy-nominated smash, I Gotta Feeling.
It was Barbra's first time at the party, and Clive orchestrated for Hudson to sing rousing renditions of People and The Way We Were.