Club Marbella holds OMG Tour official after party
Juliana D. Norwood | 11/24/2010, 5 p.m.
Thursday night was the official after party for up-and-coming R&B sensation Miguel, who is currently on tour with Usher and Trey Songz, as part of the highly anticipated OMG Tour.
Dedicated fans packed of the Staples Center for the show and many followed the madness from Downtown Los Angeles to club Marbella in Hollywood to get an encore performance of Miguel's hit single "All I Want is You," and for the chance at an up-close and personal meet-and-greet opportunity.
This event was certainly the talk of the week especially because of the numerous celebrity guests in attendance including host Chris Brown, Omarion and ex-B2K group members J-Boog and Lil' Fizz, Rob Kardashian, Lady of Rage, a slew of "Flavor of Love" cast members including New York, Saphaari, and Bootz, Dawn Robinson of En Vogue, and more recently Lucy Pearl.
"I Want to Work for Diddy" cast members, Paloma, "Football Wives" Mercedes Nelson, rapper Rich Rick, producer and all-around music entrepreneur Damon Elliott, The Banjo Boyz, DJ Deftone spinning the hottest hits all night long, and many more.
Late into the evening the V.I.P section of the club became a free-for-all freeing up the majority of the dance space. Less concerned with getting their groove on, and more concerned with their opportunity to mingle, network, and simply rub elbows with a handful of the entertainment industry's big names, party-goers turned the once exclusive corridor into a hot, sweaty, ball of chaos.
Nevertheless, that didn't subtract from the bottle-popping, camera-flashing, table-dancing fun in V.I.P.
The man of the night, Miguel, sat atop his booth laid back in the corner, but he was extremely personable, posing for dozens of photographs, shaking hands, and joining in on the lively yet hardly audible conversations of his entourage.
The half Black-half Mexican artist and producer will release his debut album, "All I Want is You," on Nov. 30 under Jive and Bystorm Entertainment. He also plans to release a second single, "Sure Thing."
He described the album as "eclec-tric," explaining that "it's in tone with keeping Hip-Hop as a base, because that's what I grew up on, but including and infusing styles such as classic rock and funk."
Miguel's second studio album, "State of the Art," is scheduled to be released in 2011. He explained that "I'm always two albums ahead ... I want to stay connected to my fans. I want to keep putting music out and not have too many big gaps between transitions."
The evening also celebrated the launch of www.LowKeyMessy.com, the new site for up-to-date music/entertainment, gossip, and fashion news, as well as a good-bye party for guests of honor, host/radio personalities Claudia Jordan and Jason Lee.