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John Legend, Cyndi Lauper and Chloe Bailey lead the stars playing MusiCares event for Joni Mitchell


John Legend, Cyndi Lauper and Chloe Bailey led the stars performing at the MusiCares Person Of The Year event held this Friday night in Las Vegas two days before the Grammys.

Held at the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, the event was held to honor Joni Mitchell, who could be seen in the audience watching the glittering lineup whirl through her old hits.

For his latest concert appearance John, 43, sat at a piano and accompanied himself while delivering a rendition of Joni’s song River from her 1971 album Blue. 

Having a ball: Held at the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, the event was held to honor Joni Mitchell, who could be seen in the audience watching the glittering lineup whirl through her old hits

Having a ball: Held at the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, the event was held to honor Joni Mitchell, who could be seen in the audience watching the glittering lineup whirl through her old hits

The husband of Chrissy Teigen looked as dapper as ever in a perfectly fitted green and gold print blazer that featured a bit of silvery trim at the lapels.

Meanwhile Chloe, who is one half of the sister-act Chloe X Halle, was decked out in a voluminous scarlet gown as she took the stage to sing Chelsea Morning.

Jon Batiste, the most nominated act at the upcoming Grammy Awards, also demonstrated how multitalented he is by playing piano as he sang a medley of Down To You, Shine and Bad Dreams.

Cyndi meanwhile slipped into a skintight pair of white trousers and a matching casual jacket to play the keyboard as she covered Joni’s historical number The Magdalene Laundries.

Radiant: For his latest concert appearance John, 43, sat at a piano and accompanied himself while delivering a rendition of Joni's song River from her 1971 album Blue

Radiant: For his latest concert appearance John, 43, sat at a piano and accompanied himself while delivering a rendition of Joni’s song River from her 1971 album Blue

Sizzling sensation: The husband of Chrissy Teigen looked as dapper as ever in a perfectly fitted green and gold print blazer that featured a bit of silvery trim at the lapels

Sizzling sensation: The husband of Chrissy Teigen looked as dapper as ever in a perfectly fitted green and gold print blazer that featured a bit of silvery trim at the lapels

Meanwhile: Chloe, who is one half of the sister-act Chloe X Halle, was decked out in a voluminous scarlet gown as she took the stage to sing Chelsea Morning

Meanwhile: Chloe, who is one half of the sister-act Chloe X Halle, was decked out in a voluminous scarlet gown as she took the stage to sing Chelsea Morning

Terrific: Jon Batiste also demonstrated how multitalented he is by playing piano as he sang a medley of Down To You, Shine and Bad Dreams

Wow: Jon is the most nominated act at the upcoming Grammy Awards

Feted: Jon Batiste, the most nominated act at the upcoming Grammy Awards, also demonstrated how multitalented he is by playing piano as he sang a medley of Down To You, Shine and Bad Dreams

Hitting the stage: Cyndi meanwhile slipped into a skintight pair of white trousers and a matching casual jacket to play the keyboard as she covered Joni's historical number The Magdalene Laundries

Hitting the stage: Cyndi meanwhile slipped into a skintight pair of white trousers and a matching casual jacket to play the keyboard as she covered Joni’s historical number The Magdalene Laundries

Sara Bareilles hit the stage in a flowing purple trouser suit with pink lapels, throwing her head back as she belted out the song California from the 1960s.

Holly Laessig, Jess Wolfe and Madison Cunningham joined Sara onstage for that number, with Madison providing the musical accompaniment on acoustic guitar. 

Pentatonix – the band made up of Matt Sallee, Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying – offered up renditions of Raised On Robbery and Why Do Fools Fall In Love. 

Glam: Sara Bareilles hit the stage in a flowing purple trouser suit with pink lapels, throwing her head back as she belted out the song California from the 1960s

Glam: Sara Bareilles hit the stage in a flowing purple trouser suit with pink lapels, throwing her head back as she belted out the song California from the 1960s

Quartet: Holly Laessig, Jess Wolfe and Madison Cunningham joined Sara onstage for that number, with Madison providing the musical accompaniment on acoustic guitar

Quartet: Holly Laessig, Jess Wolfe and Madison Cunningham joined Sara onstage for that number, with Madison providing the musical accompaniment on acoustic guitar

So many stars: Beck was on hand to cover Joni's 1975 song The Jungle Line

Meanwhile: The British artist Yola arrived in a shimmering split gown to sing the 1966 number Urge For Going

So many stars: Beck (left) was on hand to cover Joni’s 1975 song The Jungle Line while the British artist Yola (right) arrived in a shimmering split gown to sing the 1966 number Urge For Going

All together now: Pentatonix - the band made up of Matt Sallee, Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying - offered up renditions of Raised On Robbery and Why Do Fools Fall In Love

All together now: Pentatonix – the band made up of Matt Sallee, Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying – offered up renditions of Raised On Robbery and Why Do Fools Fall In Love

Beck was on hand to cover Joni’s 1975 song The Jungle Line while the British artist Yola arrived in a shimmering split gown to sing the 1966 number Urge For Going.

Dave Grohl’s 17-year-old daughter Violet, who has followed him into the music business and become a singer, appeared onstage to cover Joni’s 1974 song Help Me.

Violet attended the fete with her mother Jordyn and sister Harper and all three of them were dressed in black, presumably in mourning for Dave’s bandmate and best friend Taylor Hawkins who died last week.

Brandi Carlile modeled a navy suit over a shimmering gold blouse, giving her performance her all as she thundered through Joni’s number Woodstock. 

Showbiz legacy: Dave Grohl's 17-year-old daughter Violet, who has followed him into the music business and become a singer, appeared onstage to cover Joni's 1974 song Help Me

Touching tribute?: Violet attended the fete with her mother Jordyn and sister Harper and all three of them were dressed in black, presumably in mourning for Dave's bandmate and best friend Taylor Hawkins who died last week

Showbiz legacy: Dave Grohl’s 17-year-old daughter Violet, who has followed him into the music business and become a singer, appeared onstage to cover Joni’s 1974 song Help Me

Making it happen: Brandi Carlile modeled a navy suit over a shimmering gold blouse, giving her performance her all as she thundered through Joni's number Woodstock

Making it happen: Brandi Carlile modeled a navy suit over a shimmering gold blouse, giving her performance her all as she thundered through Joni’s number Woodstock

So much fun: During her latest public appearance she enjoyed a tender moment with her fellow musical sensation Stephen Stills as they both held their guitars

So much fun: During her latest public appearance she enjoyed a tender moment with her fellow musical sensation Stephen Stills as they both held their guitars

During her latest public appearance she enjoyed a tender moment with her fellow musical sensation Stephen Stills as they both held their guitars.

St. Vincent, whose offstage name is Annie Clark, put in an appearance during the festivities to treat the crowd to a rendition of Court And Spark from the 1974 album of the same name.

She exuded an aura of understated glamour, swinging onto the stage in a plunging black trouser suit and accentuating her features with scarlet lipstick. 

Showstopper: St. Vincent, whose offstage name is Annie Clark, put in an appearance during the festivities to treat the crowd to a rendition of Court And Spark from the 1974 album of the same name

Hello, gorgeous: She exuded an aura of understated glamour, swinging onto the stage in a plunging black trouser suit and accentuating her features with scarlet lipstick

Showstopper: St. Vincent, whose offstage name is Annie Clark, put in an appearance during the festivities to treat the crowd to a rendition of Court And Spark from the 1974 album of the same name

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