Grammy Confidential: Party with the Stars
February 11, 2005

When music business heavyweight Clive Davis hosts his pre-Grammy bash, you can bet music legends sit up and listen. "It's going to be hot man, super hot," said Usher, who is up for eight Grammys and graces the cover of People.

Grammy nominees Maroon5 will join Usher at the party, and they were already counting down: "You know, it's Clive, he does everything big."

Clive told our Jon Kelley that pairing different artists is what makes his party a must-attend event. "You get to see artists that never really normally perform with each other, and it's the night before the Grammys, so everybody's a winner," Davis said.

And from "American Idol" Fantasia Barrino to Alicia Keys, music's biggest stars couldn't wait for the big party. "I can't stop smiling," Fantasia said. "I can't stop talking, I can't stop moving. I'm so excited."

"I really already feel so honored to be involved with such an amazing evening," Keys added. "And to be nominated for eight Grammys in itself is such a great thing."

Keys will be joined onstage by Carlos Santana.

Meanwhile, Usher gave us a little hint about his own performance on Grammy night, telling us, "It's generations tied together, and it will be a night to remember."

Meanwhile, over at the Los Angeles Staples Center, Tim McGraw gave us a full-on sneak peak of his contribution as he performed his nominated hit song, "Live Like You Were Dying."

McGraw will be joined by his wife, Faith Hill, who he told us is in charge of getting him ready. "Absolutely, have you seen her dress?" Tim said. "Of course I'm going to listen to her, she looks great."

The 47th annual Grammy Awards are Sunday night, and Monday, "Extra" will have complete Grammy coverage, from the red carpet to the stage, where our own Mark McGrath will be one of the presenters.


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