chaka khan's khana sutra candles

Chaka Khan’s Khana Sutra candles

*One of the perks of being a GRAMMY nominee is being invited to the “55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Official Talent Gift Lounge” where some of the most exquisite unexpected items are gifted to the lucky ones!

What makes the gifting lounge so cool is that the venders are especially selected to attend – and they are picked for their unique offerings – most of the items not everyone has – but everyone will want! was invited to check out some of the elite items and spotted GRAMMY nominees Tyrese, Anthony Hamilton and show host LL Cool J in the lounge – as well as Terrell Owens and Ashanti were mingling about and picking up some of the fabulous pieces that were there for the taking.

 lollipop necklaces

Cool J’s wife’s Simone I. Smith Lollipop necklace

Easily the most eye catching and coveted item in the entire lounge was LL Cool J’s wife’s Simone I. Smith exclusive jewelry line.  Her signature Lollipop Necklace was what every star wanted.  These can be purchase at Neiman Marcus and the best part is that $10 will be donated to the American Cancer Society from each piece purchased!  Find out more at the fabulous line at

swimsuit line by D’Milikah

Swimsuit line by D’Milikah

Another eye catcher … for a very different reason was the exclusive swimsuit line by D’Milikah.  The Brazilian designer Emily Gonzaga brought some of her signature pieces to the GRAMMY gifting lounge for hot-bodied nominees like Rihanna and more!

For those GRAMMY stars with a sweet tooth, Chaka khan has just the thing!  Her newly launched line of gourmet chocolates called Chakalates were available in the gifting lounge– with flavors like Ginger & Praline and Jamaican Dark Rum – GRAMMY winners will have a sweet end to an amazing night.

ll cool j & chakalates

LL Cool J and Chakalates

Chaka’s candle line Khana Sutra was featured in the gifting lounge.

And after eating all those Chakalates – those folks at the GRAMMYS have just the thing so as not to mess up any of those perfect celebrity teeth – a blinged out pretty pink or black tooth care system from Dr. Bling himself!  It’s described as your greatest at-home weapon to combat plaque buildup, gingivitis, cavities and gum disease.  And every celebrity needs those blinged out white teeth right?  A portion of the proceeds from this product benefits breast cancer!

jager teeth cleaning system

Jager (Dr. Bling) Teeth Cleaning System

All said, celebs will walk away with around $5,000 worth of goods from the exclusive GRAMMY gifting lounge – must be nice!