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Pitbull to Perform at Steven Tyler’s GRAMMY Awards® Viewing Party benefiting Janie’s Fund



Star-studded gala presented by Live Nation to be held at
Raleigh Studios in Hollywood on Sunday, Jan. 26

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 9, 2020) – Iconic music legend and humanitarian Steven Tyler announced that the GRAMMY® winning independent global superstar, education advocate and entrepreneur Pitbull will perform at Tyler’s third annual Janie’s Fund GRAMMY Awards® Viewing Party presented by Live Nation, on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Hosted by action-movie hero and sitcom star Terry Crews, the must-attend gala and after party promises to be an epic celebration of music with musical icons and entertainment legends while raising money for Janie’s Fund, Steven Tyler’s charitable initiative that provides “a big voice for abused girls.”

The gala will celebrate music’s biggest night with a star-studded red carpet, cocktails, four-course dinner prepared by Chef Wayne Elias of Crumble Catering, viewing of the 62nd GRAMMY Awards telecast, a live auction, and an exclusive after party featuring performance by Pitbull.

“For the past two years, some of the most recognized celebrities, artists and philanthropists have joined me at our GRAMMY Awards ® Viewing Party to both honor and celebrate the courageous young women we’re supporting through Janie’s Fund,” Tyler said. “The outpouring of love and support has been nothing short of miraculous. We have huge plans for the next decade, and I’m more jazzed than ever to make sure our impact continues to grow and shines light on the issue of abuse. Along with my partnering organization, Youth Villages, we’re committed to ensuring every girl and young woman who ages out of foster care at 18 years old (10,000 annually) has access to the therapeutic support and resources they need to thrive. We all have a role to play in helping them find their voices again and providing effective “after care” through our LifeSet program is my top priority. We really have the rare opportunity for transformational change in the next decade, and our GRAMMY Awards Viewing Party is the perfect way to kick things off!”

Co-chair Aerosmith will be honored as the 2020 MusiCares® Person of the Year for their considerable philanthropic efforts over five decades and undeniable impact on American music history. Additional co-chair supporters for the event include Britney SpearsLady GagaSharon StoneAlice CooperRod StewartJohn StamosAndrea BocelliAshlee Simpson and Evan RossCaitlin JennerSydney SweeneyJane LynchBill Maher Julianne HoughMario LopezHilary Roberts and Brooks LaichMarsha Stephanie BlakeMichael Rapino and Shep Gordon.

Steven Tyler’s annual GRAMMY Awards Viewing Party first launched in 2018 and has since raised a total of $5.2 million dollars for Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic initiative created by Tyler in partnership with the national family services nonprofit Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls across America who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Tyler first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” now celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since the November 2015 launch of Janie’s Fund, the organization has built a community of 70,000+ supporters to raise more than $7.5 million, providing over 167,000 days of counseling and trauma informed care for more than more than 1,200 girls, including supporting 30 girls that receive daily therapeutic services at the Janie’s Houses in Memphis, TN and Douglasville, GA.

Sponsors for the event include Live Nation and Hilton. A media alert with further information on attendees will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on table purchases or company sponsorships, please email janiesfund@aabproductions.com.

Note: This event is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or licensed by The Recording Academy® or the GRAMMY Awards®.

About Pitbull
Pitbull invites disruption on a global scale as a GRAMMY®-winning independent international superstar, education advocate, business entrepreneur and motivational speaker. With countless awards, dozens of international number ones, hundreds of gold and platinum certifications, single sales of over 80 million, and cumulative views in excess of 15 billion, one of the most impressive careers in music history set the stage for him to make true change. Not only did he successfully help establish Sports Leadership Arts and Management (SLAM!) tuition-free public charter schools across the country, he was honored by the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of Clean Water Here; he is a partner in eMerge Americas, the annual tech and innovation summit held in Miami; and he was honored alongside music legends as well as Nobel Peace Prize and Pulitzer Prize winners at the 2019 International Achievement Summit. Pitbull and Horizon Media have partnered to launch 305 Worldwide, a new multicultural marketing agency. The first partnership secured through 305 Worldwide is Pitbull’s multiplatform marketing collaboration with Boost Mobile. Pitbull has performed for millions worldwide and even joined forces with the #1 life and business strategist, Tony Robbins, for numerous engagements around the globe. He maximizes his own creative, entrepreneurial and personal freedom yet again on the Latin album LIBERTAD 548 — his first project released independently under his own Mr. 305 Records on September 27, 2019.

About Terry Crews
Action-movie hero, sitcom star, advertising pitchman, playable video game character, high-end furniture designer, and human rights activist all describe the man that is TERRY CREWS. If it feels as if Crews is everywhere, that’s because he is: as the host of the #1 competition show America’s Got Talent on NBC, star of the Golden Globe-winning NBC series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and the upcoming animated Paramount feature, RUMBLE. Crews is also the face (and muscles) of Old Spice, a playable character in Microsoft’s Xbox One game “Crackdown 3”, and a force in the design and art world where his high-end furniture collection, in partnership with iconic Bernhardt Designs, has been picking up awards across the country. Crews was also named one of TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” as one of the “Silence Breakers,” speaking out against sexual harassment following the #MeToo movement. Crews’ no-holds-barred approach to working has made him a force to be reckoned with as his career continues to evolve.

About Janie’s Fund
Janie’s Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Steven Tyler in partnership with one of America’s most effective nonprofits, Youth Villages. Named after Aerosmith’s 1989 hit, “Janie’s Got a Gun,” Janie’s Fund provides hope and healing for many of our country’s most vulnerable girls who have survived the trauma of abuse and neglect. Through Janie’s Fund, Tyler is using his big voice to give a voice to thousands of victims who haven’t had one. For more information, visit JaniesFund.org.

About Youth Villages
Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health committed to building strong families, delivering effective services and significantly improving outcomes for child welfare systems across the country. Founded in 1986, the organization’s 3,000-plus employees help more than 30,000 children annually in 20 states across the U.S. The organization has been recognized by the Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report and was identified by The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations. Learn more at www.youthvillages.org.


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