johnny gill - bday

*In the heart of Bel Air, CA one of the most beautifully lavished birthday parties was thrown for a true R&B legend, Grammy nominated Johnny Gill. He is the sixth and last member of New Edition, one part of supergroup LSG and successful solo artist.

Johnny’s career expands three decades and his latest album Game Changer continues to spin number one hits and helped reunite him with groupmates New Edition. The theme for the evening was 50 Shades of Johnny.

Set against the erotic theme of the movie (“50 Shades of Gray”), Johnny’s 50th birthday party brought out tons of dominatrix dressed models, a live band, several bars, a photobooth, and yes, mermaids throughout the massive swimming pools. Several celebrity friends were in attendance to help Johnny celebrate the milestone birthday.

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Some of JG’s guests included bandmates, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell and Ronnie Devoe, Smokey Robinson, Debbie Allen, Cedric The Entertainer, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Spencer, Buddy Lewis both from “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” new couple R&B singer Joe and Rosci Diaz formerly of 106 & Park, Housewives NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey as well as Johnny’s publicists Kita Williams and Monique “Mo” Jackson of the T.O. Show. T

Throughout the party, guests were treated to performances from Eric Benet, Kenny Lattimore, Earth Wind and Fire’s Philip Bailey and the birthday boy himself Johnny Gill.

EUR associate Herica Thompson caught some highlights via the video and images below.

johnny gill party - cedric

Cedric the Entertainer

johnny gill party - rocsi diaz

Rocsi diaz

johnny gill party - joe


johnny gill party - sheryl lee ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph

johnny gill party - nene & kenny lattimore

Johnny Gill NeNe Leakes Kenny Lattim ore (and others)