One of the most anticipated events of the Grammy weekend will not take place this year.
Jay-Z and his Roc Nation record label have decided to cancel their annual pre-Grammy brunch, which has been a tradition since 2011.
The exclusive and star-studded party, which usually happens on the Saturday before the Grammy Awards, has been a highlight of the music industry, attracting celebrities such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kevin Hart, and Megan Thee Stallion, as well as Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé.
However, a source close to the Roc’s camp told Page Six that they will not host the event this year, without giving any specific reason.
The source added that the power couple will still be on the party scene, and are expected to attend Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy gala on Saturday to support their friend and CEO of Sony Music Publishing, Jon Platt, who is being honored with the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award.
The cancellation of the Roc Nation brunch comes as a surprise, as the event had made a comeback in 2023 after taking a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is unclear what prompted this decision, as the Grammy Awards are going ahead as planned on Sunday at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, with a live audience and performances by Adele, Billie Eilish, BTS, and others.
The 66th Grammy Awards will air live on CBS and Paramount+ on Sunday, February 4, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are both nominated for multiple awards.