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EMPIRE: An Inside Look at the Making of the Music Phenomenon

The GRAMMY Museum is pleased to present a special evening celebrating FOX’s hit TV series EMPIRE with an intimate panel discussion featuring cast members Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, Serayah, Executive Producer Sanaa Hamri, GRAMMY winner and EMPIRE Music Producer NE-YO, and Senior Vice President of A&R for Columbia Records Shawn Holiday. Moderated by Los Angeles Times writer Gerrick Kennedy, panelists will discuss creating the music for the show. Having taken TV audiences by storm in its record-setting first season, EMPIRE entered season two as the No. 1 series on broadcast television. The series stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson, and features music by prolific producers Timbaland, Jim Beanz and NE-YO. The GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack, Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1, was released in March 2015 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The soundtrack made history as the first soundtrack to debut atop the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart. Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2 Volume 2 will be released on April 29 featuring never-before-heard songs from upcoming episodes and includes the powerful song “Never Let It Die” by Jussie Smollett and Yazz. EMPIRE airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

Unfortunately Jussie Smollett can no longer be a part of the panel due to scheduling issues.

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