Grammys 2018: The Party Diary

Forget the chill: New York City was the place to be before, during and after the Grammy Awards.

The aftershow parties raged on for hours after the Grammys were handed out as top musicians and leading industry execs celebrated at exclusive events across the Big Apple. Billboard, of course, was there to soak up all the action.

Stay tuned to this page as Billboard staffers give you real-time updates on NYC’s most star-studded parties. Check back throughout the night for updates. All times listed are ET.

Bruno Mars accepts the Song Of The Year award for 'That's What I Like' onstage during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York City.

12.03 p.m.: At Spring Studios. Very quiet til now. But it’s booming at midnight. Seen in a corner: Lucian Grainge, Michele Anthony, David Joseph, Bruce Resnikoff. Spotify’s Daniel Ek has been spotted.

12:05 a.m. Derek Trucks and wife Susan Tedeschi, who have three Grammy Awards between them, are relaxing  at the Concord Music Group party at Bryant Park Grill. Truck is especially pleased that the Grammys paid tribute to his mentor, Col. Bruce Hampton, in the memoriam section. His favorite performance? Kendrick Lamar. “He started the show with a bang,” he said.

12:30 a.m.  Valerie June, whose album The Order of Time landed on many 2017 best-of lists, was raving about Pink’s powerful performance of “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken.” “It was so simple,” said June, “When so many people go over the top, she stood out.”

Alessia Cara attends the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York City. 

12:37 a.m. Overheard at Sony’s party at the Whitney: Lauren Jauregui of 5H moving to Columbia from Epic to release solo album.

12:40 a.m. At Spring Studios. Universal Music’s David Joseph says, “I was thrilled to see Alessia Cara win best new artist. She’s one of the most exciting, interesting, talented young artist we’ve worked with in a long time.”

12:59 a.m. At Spring Studios: Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds, Sting and Shaggy all walk in together. Lorde is here.

1:15 a.m. Dave Chappelle introduces Erykah Badu who is DJ-Ing in a gigantic colorful top hat at Spring Studios.

1:32 a.m. UMG’s Michele Anthony and her mom, Amazon Music’s Steve Boom and his team socialize with Daniel Glass over latkes and lox at Glassnote’s Grammy After-Afterparty Breakfast at Barney Greengrass on the Upper West Side. “This is the best party!” Anthony says to Glass.

2:05 a.m. Chris Stapleton at the UMG party. The country star is walking around, looking very laid back, just chilling out. And he’s not in the VIP area.

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