Photos: Bridget Kelly Performs New Songs On Hilton Hotel Rooftop

Bridget Kelly is not afraid of the spotlight. “It actually makes me feel free,” says the Manhattan native. Kelly got her start in the limelight on tour with Jay Z belting out the chorus of “Empire State of Mind.” But the 28-year-old and graduate of New York City’s famed LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts is about to take center stage herself with the release of her Roc Nation debut LP, All or Nothing.

Kelly, a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, treated the crowd to a few singles — “I Won’t Cry” and “Almost Done” — off the new album at last night’s Hilton “Our Stage. Your Story” event as a group of tastemakers sipped on Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Sapporo. Check out photos of the rising star in the gallery that follows.

All photos by Julian Berman