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Joni Mitchell Dances to Latto’s ‘Big Energy,’ Måneskin Covers the Four Seasons: Inside the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala Print-ready version

by Cynthia Littleton
Variety
February 4, 2023

On the eve of the Grammy Awards, the music industry's glitterati were jazzed for the chance to resume the tradition of coming together for a night of tributes, shout-outs and impressive displays talent. Here are a few things we learned from Clive Davis' pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday evening.

Swiss Beatz does a spot-on Davis impression

Atlantic Records' Julie Greenwald is a "bad-ass bitch," in Cardi B's estimation.

Elvis Costello considers Nick Lowe "his hero."

Joni Mitchell digs the sound of Latto's "Big Energy."

It's still a ton of fun to sing along with Frankie Valli, especially when he's backed by four Italian rockers with swagger to spare.

Atlantic Records' Craig Kallman spent his childhood studying the fine print of album credits, searching for "mythic" names such as Ahmet Ertegun, Mo Ostin and, of course, Clive Davis.

"This is mind-blowing experience for me," Kallman told the crowd as he and Greenwald were saluted with the Industry Icons award, recognizing their success as the leaders of Atlantic Records and their long respective runs in music.

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