LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - Celebrating the year's achievements in music the first annual Billboard After Party presented by Citi® was held on the rooftop of The London Hotel in West Hollywood, CA tonight with DJ Cassidy providing the musical entertainment.

Celebrity attendees included Prince, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Darren Criss, The Lumineers, Karmin, Diane Warren, Sia, Bonnie McKee, Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and The Tantrums, Joshua Radin, Lisa Loeb, Megan and Liz, Greg Kurstin, and industry executives Ross Levinsohn (Prometheus Global Media), Dana Miller (Prometheus Global Media), Bill Werde (Billboard), Tommy Page (Billboard), Jennifer Breithaupht (CITI), David Kovach (CITI), Kathy Willard (Live Nation), Bozoma Saint John (Pepsi), Erika Priestley (Beats By Dre), Lori Feldman (Warner Bros. Records), Charlie Feldman (BMI), Scott McCune (Coca-Cola), Peter Strickland (Warner Bros. Records), Dion Singer (Warner Music International), Liana Huth (Fuse), Michele Bernstein (William Morris Endeavor), Virginia Davis (Azoff Music), Chris Hicky (music video director), and more.

Guests were treated to dinner and drinks from Gordon Ramsay at The London. Décor for the event was designed and installed by New York's Allow Me Events.

The Billboard After Party featured a pop-up photo studio where attendees could stop to get their picture taken. Those photos were shared on Billboard's Facebook Page in a special photo album created exclusively for the event. Photos from the party can be found HERE (http://on.fb.me/154kBFR).

Citi Private Pass is available to all Citi consumer credit and debit cardmembers and offers access to events where they can experience the best in sports, dining, music and family entertainment. In 2012 alone, Citi Private Pass offered cardmembers access to over 10,000 events of which 4,000-featured music from chart-topping artists ranging from R&B to country. 

A limited number of complimentary tickets to the Billboard After Party were made available for Citi credit and debit cardmembers through www.citiprivatepass.com. For this exclusive event, tickets were limited to 2 per Citi cardmember and were available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Billboard After Party is produced by New York-based agency MAC Presents (http://www.macpresents.com/).

Billboard is the world's most influential music brand reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard magazine, Billboard.biz (http://www.billboard.biz/), Billboard Conferences, Billboard Bulletin, and other targeted newsletters, and millions of music fans through Billboard.com (http://www.billboard.com/) and Billboard Events. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard charts and content are consumed and referenced by millions of people in more than 100 countries through a content syndication deal with a global news network, and strategic relationships with other major companies around the world. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Japan, Korea and Russia.

Billboard is owned by Prometheus Global Media, which resides under the newly formed Guggenheim Digital Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences, events, and awards shows such as The Billboard Music Awards on ABC, and The Billboard Latin Music Awards on Telemundo), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShowEast, CineAsia, and CineEurope); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Adweek Conferences and The CLIO Awards).

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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