Star-Studded Pre-GRAMMY Gala Honors Clarence Avant (PHOTOS)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Quincy Jones, Clarence Avant, and Berry Gordy attend the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Clarence Avant at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Legendary music executive Clarence Avant received the GRAMMYS Salute to Industry Icon award last night at the 2019 Pre-GRAMMY Gala hosted by Clive Davis.

Friends and fellow living legends Berry Gordy and Quincy Jones were on hand to celebrate the honor with Avant. Attendees included Angela Bassett, Ciara & Russell Wilson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Faith Evans, Don Lemon, LL Cool J and others. Performances included Travis Scott performing current hit, “Sicko Mode,” and R&B star H.E.R., who received a standing ovation during this, her first gala appearance.

Check out highlights from the red carpet and ceremony below.
The 61st annual GRAMMYS, hosted by Alicia Keys, will air tonight, Feb 10 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 09: Angela Bassett attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Clarence Avant at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NARAS)
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