New York, NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2007
Beneath the infectious lights and beating pulse of New York City, a number of music industry events took place on Tuesday, December 18. But none could compare to the ambience of Bryan-Michael Cox's sleek 30th Birthday fete at the W Hotel, Union Square.
The festive event, sponsored by W Hotel and Men's Vogue, shut all competition in the Red Apple down that night -- as it boasted the attendance of hundreds of fabulous people. From key Tinseltown elite and music execs to tastemakers and artists, no stone was left unturned at this hot ticket celebration. Clearly, every facet of the entertainment industry was dutifully in attendance to celebrate with the highly acclaimed producer.
Some of the night's guests included Mary J. Blige, Mos Def, Q-Tip Michael Maudlin, Chris Hicks, Steve Tyrell, Paul Shaffer, Mario, Tank, J. Holiday, Melyssa Ford, Charles Shyer, Al Reynolds, Johnta Austin, Little X, Algebra, Kendrick "WyldCard" Dean and Don Bowie. The chic atmosphere captured the attention of the guests from start to finish. Respectfully, the event was a hit -- exactly what Cox is known for.
When the partygoers infiltrated Union Square's swank W hotel, they were greeted by the flashing lights of renowned celebrity photographer Johnny Nunez. Later, the night was filled with networking, delectable treats and libations. Of course, one could not forget to mention the countless classics and current selections that were spun by Q-Tip. The pulsating beats lured revelers to the dance floor. And once Q-Tip dropped the cult classic "Poison" by BBD, Cox cut up the rug with choreographed moves reminiscent of that time period. Following Cox's lead, others joined the routine. What a riot.
As the night winded down, privy members of the crowd prepared for the after-party at the W's hip Under Bar. In just an instant, the patrons became fans when none other than Mary J. Blige whisked in the venue. Adorned in a full-length mink, the singer greeted everyone with a warm hello and smile. For Mary was also celebrating that night with a new album that includes music, which Cox produced. Destined to be a smash like their past collaborations, Mary faithfully attended the producer's bash. This was an ideal way to culminate the festivities.
Bryan-Michael Cox is a hit maker, who has written and produced songs for what reads like a who's who of the music industry. In just a short period of time, he has afforded his expertise to Usher, Fantasia, Toni Braxton, Tamia, Ron Isley, Monica, Mario, Marques Houston, Making the Band 4, Lloyd, Lil' Mo, Joe, Jermaine Dupri, Jagged Edge, Ginuwine, Faith Evans, Kelly Rowland, Danity Kane, Destiny's Child, Chris Brown, Brian McKnight, Brandy, Bow Wow, Fantasia, Bobby Valentino, B5, Baby of Cash Money, Algebra, Aaliyah, Amerie, 112 among many others.
Notably, Cox has written and produced chart topping songs for powerhouse artists like Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and Usher. And for his work with these icons, he scored his highest accolades to date: a Grammy Award for Best R&B song - "Be Without You" (songwriter award) in 2007, a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album - The Emancipation of MiMi (producer award) in 2005 and a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B album - Confessions (producer award) in 2004.
Just when one thought that Cox's career couldn't get any hotter, the top producer has landed a number of flagship projects. Additionally, Cox is transcending music genre, given his collaborations with artists like Elton John, Bono, Gwen Stefani and Celine Dion. A birthday celebration of this caliber was suitable for such a talented individual.