The event was the night before the 60th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, which recognizes excellence across all genres of music, is scheduled to take place.
Also expected to hand out trophies at the show at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden are Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Shemar Moore, Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman, Hailee Steinfeld and Donnie Wahlberg.
The ceremony -- which is to air on CBS with James Corden as host -- will feature performances by Jon Batiste, Brothers Osborne, Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Eric Church, Gary Clark Jr., Miley Cyrus, Daddy Yankee, DJ Khaled, Luis Fonsi, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, P!nk, Ben Platt, Rihanna, Zuleyka Rivera, Sam Smith, Chris Stapleton, Sting, SZA, Bryson Tiller and U2.
Tonight we honored entrepreneur and 21-time GRAMMY winner Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter (@S_C_) with the 2018 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons Award at the #PreGRAMMYGala presented by the #RecordingAcademy and @CliveDavis! #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/kejvMR2TQh— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) January 28, 2018