This past weekend, the Swisher team invaded Los Angeles to host our annual Spark Party – the official kick-off event for the 2018 season. Filled with special celebrity guests, delicious food and drinks, great music and great energy, the Spark Party is not only a fun and exciting way to kick start the 2018 Artist Project, but it’s also an opportunity for some of the industry’s biggest names to come together and celebrate. Taking place on the rooftop at the illustrious West London Hollywood hotel, this year’s party was certainly one to remember.

Each year at the Spark Party, we take the time to honor a particular artist with our prestigious Spark Award in order to celebrate his or her accomplishments in the industry and beyond. This year’s recipient was none other than the Atlanta icon and hip-hop legend Gucci Mane!

Swisher International President, John Miller, took a moment midway through the event to give a brief speech to Guwop and present him with the award. The humble star showed his gratitude with a few words of his own:

“Thank you so much, I really appreciate Swisher Sweets for giving me this award and honoring me tonight,” Gucci tells the intimate crowd. “It feels good to be respected and awarded, and stuff like that. You know so many years of being an artist, I never got an award so this feels great! Let’s have a great night.”

Joined by Gucci was his beautiful wife Keyshia Ka’Oir, recording star Fetty Wap, the 2017 Spark Award recipient Chanel West Coast, hilarious comedians Nick Nack & Dan Rue, and so many other celebrity guests. Well-respected DJ, Orange Calderon, was also in attendance, providing the great music all night.

Later this month, the Swisher Sweets Artist Project will be announcing all of the performers for the 2018 Pack Night events, as well as the dates and locations for each city. While the 2017 class was certainly one to remember, we plan to make 2018 our best year yet!

Stay tuned for more announcements by following @SwisherSweets on all platforms.