Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J, John Legend & More Turn For Ken Ehrlich’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Presentation
Ken Ehrlich, the longtime Grammy Awards executive producer, was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday, and received support from the likes of Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J and John Legend.
Ken Ehrlich Gets Walk Of Fame Star
Ehrlich received the 2,541st star on the Walk of Fame Wednesday afternoon. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president Leron Gubler said in a statement, “Ken Ehrlich’s magical productions have touched millions of people watching these shows around the world, and we are pleased to welcome him to our family of stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
LL Cool J, who made an appearance at Ehrlich’s star unveiling, sang the producers praises upon learning that he’d be honored on the Walk of Fame.
“He’s always one of the smartest guys in the room in terms of what he does and creativity. He’s very creative and he has been a great friend to me,” the rapper and actor said, according to Variety. “He’s really helped me a lot about hosting and putting together big shows like this. I wouldn’t be producing ‘Lip Sync Battle’ if Ken didn’t let me grow and be a co-producer on the nominations all of those years. He really walked me into the game and taught me a lot. He’s been a great friend. He’s been like a big brother to me in a lot of ways.”
Wonder, for whom Ehrlich is producing a tribute for CBS, performed at the ceremony, as did Legend.
In addition to producing the Grammy Awards for the last three decades, Ehrlich has produced music specials for the White House and NFL events. Ehrlich was also behind was the 1990 special marking Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and the Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006 at Madison Square Garden.