The Drop: LP

In conjunction with The Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy, Sponsored by Amoeba

Please join us as we welcome LP back to the Clive Davis Theater for a performance and an intimate discussion, moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman. LP, an artist signed to Warner Bros Records, just debuted her first major label record, Forever For Now, following her 2012 EP Live at EastWest Studios. Both the EP and the full length, each produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer and Warner Bros. Records chairman Rob Cavallo, showcase the power and prowess she’s earned as a performer from earlier times barnstorming the country — “250 shows a year, driving around the country in a tiny van.”  That’s the standard she and Cavallo took to the studio. Anyone who’s ever seen LP live, or watched the much-viewed viral videos of her effervescent performances on which she accompanies herself on rocking ukulele, knows that powerful is a perfect description of her.  Her vocal abilities and live performances are what brought her a place on Esquire’s rising-stars roster, led Vogue to gush about her “penetrating voice” and “swagger,” and what has unleashed a wave of glowing praise from Rolling StoneThe Los Angeles TimesCNNUSA TodayBillboard and many others. Like many before her, LP has been down the major-label road, having previously signed deals that did not fit, leading her to believe that an artist’s career may not be in the cards. During those years, LP fell into writing for other artists, penning such hits as Rihanna’s “Cheers (Drink to That)” and Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful People.” However, the artist world came calling again in late 2011 after LP began drawing crowds to what she describes as “fun, low-key” appearances at local L.A. clubs.  From there, the next phase of her career began, and at the core of all this is LP’s rich, engaging world of art, emotion, spirit, and….music.