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EMI MUSIC GROUP HOSTED ALL-STAR GRAMMY CELEBRATION

Guests Included Janet Jackson, Arrested Development, Bonnie Raitt,
 Tom Cochrane, Jon Secada and Billy Idol, Among Others
 LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The EMI Music Group hosted an all-star Grammy celebration at the prestigious Rex Il Ristorante in Los Angeles following the awards ceremony last night.
 Companies hosting the evening's celebration were EMI Music, EMI Records Group North America, Capitol-EMI Music, Angel Records, Broadway Angel, EMI Classics, Virgin Classics, Blue Note/Manhattan Records, Capitol Records, Capitol/EMI Latin, Chrysalis Records, EMI Records, EMI Music Publishing, IRS Records, Liberty Records, SBK Records, Sparrow Records, and Virgin Records.
 Grammy winners present at the party were Arrested Development (Chrysalis/EMI Records Group) who won "Best New Artist" and "Best Rap Performance by Duo or Group" for their single, "Tennessee;" Jon Secada (SBK/Capitol/EMI Latin) who won Best Latin Pop Album for "Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte;" and Steven Curtis Chapman (Sparrow Records) "Best Pop Gospel Album" for "The Great Adventure." Among the other notables in attendance were Janet Jackson, Carnie and Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips), Bonnie Raitt, Billy Idol, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Tom Cochrane, Tim Finn, T.S. Monk Jr., Dave Koz, BeBe Winans, Jeffrey Gaines, Lou Rawls II (Nu Breed), Tracie Spencer, Don Was, Mark Slaughter, Shadoe Stevens, Cameron Crowe, Rikki Rocket (Poison), Milla Jovovich, Masters of Reality, and Go West, as well as members of dada, Portrait, School of Fish, Thelonius Monster, the Whispers and Jellyfish.
 Additional awards won by the EMI Music Group of record labels included the Blue Note Records release, "'Round Midnight," by Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea, which won "Best Jazz Vocal Performance" and Virgin Records' "Spellbound" Compact (special package) by Paula Abdul, which received a Grammy for "Best Album Package."
 "The lifeline of our business is the development of new artists and it is particularly gratifying to have both Jon Secada and Arrested Development recognized by their peers as artists whose great success today will be eclipsed only by their future accomplishments," commented Charles Koppelman, chairman and chief executive officer, EMI Records Group North America. "Artist development has always been the key to our success -- this year's Grammys makes it even sweeter."
 Among the executives present were Jim Fifield, president and chief executive officer, EMI Music; Daniel Glass, president and chief executive officer, EMI Records Group; Joe Smith, president and chief executive officer, Capitol-EMI Music; Hale Milgrim, president and chief executive officer, Capitol Records; Ken Berry, chairman and chief executive officer, Virgin Music Group Worldwide; Jeff Ayeroff, co-chairman, Virgin Records America; Jordan Harris, co-chairman, Virgin Records America; Phil Quartararo, president, Virgin Records America; Martin Bandier, chairman and chief executive officer, EMI Music Publishing; Bruce Lundvall, president, Blue Note Records; Steve Murphy, president, Angel/EMI Classics; Bill Hearn, president, Sparrow Communications Group; Jose Behar, president, Capitol/EMI Latin; Jay Boberg, president, IRS Records; and Russ Bach, president, CEMA Distribution.
 Fare for the fete was prepared by world-renowned chef Odette Sada of Rex Il Ristorante and celebrity guest chef Yujean Kang. The flowers, designed by Clifford Miller of The Flower Shop, were donated the following day by EMI to Project Angel Food, a non-profit organization which serves food to homebound AIDS patients.
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 /CONTACT: Bob Bernstein, VP-public relations/corporate communications of Capitol-EMI Music Inc., 213-871-5197/


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