Gold House Announces Third Annual Gold Gala Celebrating the 2024 A100 and Equitable Excellence

Honorees include Lucy Liu, Saweetie, Cynthia Erivo, Padma Lakshmi, Bang Si-Hyuk, Karan Johar, Hello Kitty, Hoa Xuande, and the Cast and Creators of Beef; program to conclude with multi-song performance by Saweetie. First-ever Billboard x Gold House Founders Party, headlined by Steve Aoki, with performance by Nymphia Wind, to follow.

2024 Gold Gala Honorees

Gold House, the leading cultural ecosystem powering Asian Pacific creatives, companies, and communities, announces its third annual Gold Gala taking place on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the historic Music Center in downtown Los Angeles.

The Gold Gala, the definitive annual gathering of top Asian Pacific and multicultural leaders, will convene over 600 guests to celebrate the 2024 A100 List (to be announced on May 1, 2024) — the 100 most impactful Asian Pacific changemakers in culture and society over the past year — with on-stage presentations to special honorees, including Lucy Liu, Bang Si-Hyuk, Cynthia Erivo, Hoa Xuande, Hello Kitty, Karan Johar, Padma Lakshmi, Saweetie, Valkyrae, the creator and cast of Beef, Maui first responders, and Olympic gold medalists

This year’s theme, A Gold New World, imagines a tomorrow for all, built by all. Award-winning fashion designer Prabal Gurung will help bring this vision to life as the first-ever Gold Gala Creative Director. 

The Gold Gala guests will be treated to a MICHELIN-level three-course dinner, presented by OpenTable, with a menu designed by Gold Gala Culinary Director Padma Lakshmi and Gold Gala Executive Chef Vijay Kumar and his team behind the MICHELIN-starred Semma in New York City. 

The Gold Gala will close with a multi-song performance from award-winning artist and 2023 A100 Honoree Saweetie. Throughout the evening, guests will also experience unique activations, including special glam stations featuring products from brands within the L’Oréal Groupe portfolio, a cocktail reception and custom drinks presented by Martell Blue Swift, and surprise moments from Genesis Motor America and Meta.

The Gold Gala will be immediately followed by the inaugural Billboard x Gold House Founders Party to continue the celebration with a headlining DJ performance by 2x-Grammy-nominated artist and producer Steve Aoki. The party, Gold Gala’s largest ever, will also feature a special performance by RuPaul's Drag Race Season 16 winner Nymphia Wind, a rousing karaoke room presented by Rakuten Viki, American Chinese favorites from Panda Express®, and an additional DJ performance by DJ Hu Dat

“Gold House and Gold Gala have become the beacon for the Asian Pacific community to unite, invest in, and celebrate our inventiveness and impact. This year, I've focused on making Gold Gala look truly global while feeling local, balancing the breadth of our expansive diaspora with its bold, unified heart. From the organic and towering arboreal growths to our centerpiece spheres that shape us—the sun, the moon, our Earth—we envisage a new, more holistic, more centered world that enables all of us to bloom,” says Gurung.

Special honors to be presented at the Gold Gala include: 

  • The cast and creators of Beef, historic winner for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards, will be honored with the Gold Icon Honor for its groundbreaking representation of the Asian American experience. 
  • Multi-platinum-selling recording artist & entrepreneur Saweetie will receive the first-ever Billboard Gold Music Honor, recognizing boundary-pushing musical accomplishments that redefine cultural narratives. 
  • Grammy, Emmy, Tony-winning and Oscar-nominated actress, singer, songwriter and producer Cynthia Erivo, who will star in Wicked later this year, will receive the Gold Ally Honor for her award-winning work to advance inclusive representation in front of and behind the camera. 
  • In recognition of their lifetime achievements, the Gold Legend Honor will be presented to Bang Si-Hyuk, founder and chairman of HYBE; producer and director Karan Johar; actress, artist, advocate, director, and producer Lucy Liu; and producer, television host, food expert, and New York Times best-selling author Padma Lakshmi.
  • Honorees of the A1 Honor, recognizing the most impactful in their field over the past year, including content creator and streamer Valkyrae for Gaming and Sports and the Maui First Responders for Social Impact.
  • Hello Kitty will receive the Gold Generation Award for her 50th anniversary, a testament to her ability to connect generations of people all over the world, while sharing her positive message of friendship and kindness, over the last five decades.
  • Hoa Xuande, star of the new smash hit on Max, The Sympathizer, will be honored with the New Gold Honor for a rising leader who will redefine canon for the Asian Pacific community. 
  • Olympic Gold Medalist snowboarder Chloe Kim, Olympic Gold Medalist figure skater and New York Times best-selling author Kristi Yamaguchi, the most decorated Winter Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno, Olympic Bronze Medalist ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani, and Paralympian Scout Bassett will unite onstage for a special moment to celebrate the USA’s newly awarded 2022 Team Skating Gold Medal, including Nathan ChenVincent Zhou, and Madison Chock onstage, from the Beijing Winter Olympics and to wish luck to all the Gold athletes at the upcoming Paris Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games alongside the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

Multidisciplinary artist, comedian, and advocate ALOK will present custom remarks to open the program. On-stage presenters include notable multicultural creative and business leaders, including director, producer, and Oscar-winning actor Regina King, filmmakers Jon M. Chu and Lulu Wang, Oscar-winning storytellers Daniel KwanJonathan Wang, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy; actor John Cho; actors Gordon Cormier, Dallas Liu, Ian Ousley, and Elizabeth Yu from the live-action series Avatar: The Last Airbender; actor and producer Auliʻi Cravalho; fashion designer Prabal Gurung; actor Poorna Jagannathan; executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI), Krystal Ka‘ai; actor Maia Kealoha from the upcoming live-action Lilo & Stitch; Chairman and CEO of East West Bank, Dominic Ng; makeup artist and founder of Patrick Ta Beauty Patrick Ta; President of Billboard Mike Van; with additional honorees and presenters to be announced soon. 

Gold House is thrilled to work with production partners Sequoia Productions. The Gold Gala is also made possible with the support of Amazon Music, FIJI Water, Garnier USA, Lush Decor, and Shopify


About Gold House:

Gold House is the leading cultural ecosystem that unites, invests in, and champions Asian Pacific creators and companies to power tomorrow for all. Our innovative programs and platforms include membership systems and events to fortify relationships among the Asian Pacific community and with other marginalized communities (#StopAsianHate); first-of-its-kind investment vehicles and accelerators to propel the next generation of top Asian Pacific founders, creatives, and leaders (Gold House Ventures, Creative Equity Fund); and industry-leading research, consulting, and marketing to promote authentic and affirming portrayals (Gold Story Consultation, Gold Open, Gold List, A100 List). To learn more, visit or follow @GoldHouseCo on Instagram, Facebook, X/Twitter, Threads, and LinkedIn.

About Billboard:

Billboard is the ultimate barometer of success in music. Through its iconic charts, breaking news, thought leadership, multi-platform storytelling and world-class events, Billboard tracks the world’s top musicians and the business that powers them. Since its origin in 1894, music leaders and fans across the world look to Billboard as the most trusted source for music information, spanning 15 countries and published in 10 languages. The prestigious Billboard Music Awards are the only premium awards ceremony that recognize musicians for their undeniable achievements on the Billboard charts, using pure data to determine the winners, rather than relying on opaque committees or undisclosed voters to select the honorees giving fans maximum impact at each year's ceremony, as Billboard's chart data measures fans' engagement with their favorite music. Billboard’s other premium experiences range from the Billboard Power 100 to Billboard Women in Music, Billboard Latin Music Week, and Billboard Live, which connects the most impactful artists and industry leaders with fans from all cultures and corners of the globe.

Source: Gold House