Set for dinner and a present on the Hollywood Palladium, the occasion traditionally advantages Tyler’s charity group Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic initiative to lift consciousness for younger ladies who’ve survived abuse and neglect. In partnership with nonprofit Youth Villages, the title of the fund is impressed by Aerosmith’s 1989 hit “Janie’s Acquired a Gun,” which tells the story of a younger lady who was a sufferer of home abuse.
Firstly of the night, the Aerosmith frontman toasted the gang, kicking off the Grammy’s livestream. Following the three-course dinner and awards telecast, the rockstar made his first public efficiency in two years, performing a piano rendition of Aerosmith’s “Dream On.”
In an emotional speech, Tyler spoke to the gang about how little one victims of neglect and abuse “paid dearly” on account of the pandemic, referencing Janie and Gabriel Fernandez, the 8-year outdated boy who was a sufferer of abuse and, finally, homicide — a narrative that was chronicled in Netflix’s The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez.
“The world stood nonetheless,” Tyler mentioned of the beginning of the pandemic. “Immediately, 2020 grew to become a devastating F5 twister — a worst case situation for youngsters on this nation. Faculties shut down, keep at residence orders have been put in place, which means private and financial stress and substance abuse would run rampant. Youngsters paid dearly. It makes me cringe to consider the Janie’s and Gabriel’s of 2020.”
“Give it up for the thoughts blowing expertise Jessie J. Thanks for stepping in large for us, and for Miley,” Tyler addressed the gang. “As you all heard by now, Miley couldn’t be right here with us tonight. We ship her our vibes and our hopes she’ll really feel higher quickly. Thanks additionally to Miley’s unbelievable band who’re nonetheless going to kill it with us tonight.”
Cyrus tweeted in regards to the information Saturday night time, apologizing to Janie’s Fund and Tyler for her absence. The pop star wrote, “Touring world wide, playin for a 100,000 individuals an evening and assembly a whole bunch of followers a day the probabilities of getting Covid are fairly excessive. I’ve Covid now but it surely was positively price it.” She adopted up with a second tweet stating that she’s “feeling positive.”
All through the night time, a number of large ticket gadgets have been auctioned off, together with Aerosmith’s touring “Dream On” piano, signed by Tyler, at $700,000, a portrait by celeb photographer Andy Gotts for $100,000 and an authentic Mick Rock picture of Tyler performing stay with Aerosmith in 1976 courtesy. The occasion raised a record-breaking $4.6 million for Janie’s Fund.
Different attendees included Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross, Caitlyn Jenner, Melissa Joan Hart, Ashley Benson, Matt Sorum and Kat Graham.
This text initially appeared in THR.com.