Lucian Grainge's Artist Showcase Features Performances By The Weeknd, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton
February 15, 2016 at 12:17 PM (PT)
Fresh off being named #1 on BILLBOARD's POWER 100 for the second straight year, UMN ChairmanCEO LUCIAN GRAINGE once more hosted his ARTIST SHOWCASE on a busy SUNDAY at the THEATER AT ACE HOTEL in downtown LOS ANGELES, presented by commercial sponsors AMERICAN AIRLINES and CITI.
The showcase featured dynamic performances toplined by a trio of GRAMMY nominees in UMG artists THE WEEKND, SAM HUNT and CHRIS STAPLETON along with teen phenom ALESSIA CARA, DEMI LOVATO, JOE JONAS' DNCE, HALSEY, JACK GARRATT, THE STRUMBELLAS, THOMAS RHETT and TROYE SIVAN.
AMERICAN AIRLINES asked artists to show support for their MILES FOR KIDS IN NEED program by signing a guitar. For every signature, 10,000 miles were donated. Miles were doubled for artists who played the guitar and tripled for artists who tweeted a photo with the guitar. MILES FOR KIDS IN NEED supports various organizations, including ST. JUDE, MAKE A WISH and THE JIMMY FUND. In support of MUSICIANS ON CALL CITI auctioned a large screen print by KOREAN artist YOON HYUP signed by all artists attending the SHOWCASE and donated the funds to the organization.