Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne will be honored at the Recording Academy’s second annual Black Music Collective event during Grammy Week next month.
The Academy announced Wednesday that three Grammy winners and executive Silvia Rhone will receive Global Impact Awards for their personal achievements in the music industry. The awards will be held on February 2nd at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said: “Last year’s inaugural event was the highlight of Grammy Week, but this year, with Dre, Missy, Wayne and Sylvia all there to pay their respects, it’s sure to be a night to remember. We’re proud of what the Black Music Collective does because it’s (a) an important part of what we do here at the Academy.”
Black Music Collective is a group founded in 2020 by notable music industry leaders, including Honorary Chairman John Legend, Jimmy Jam, and Quincy Jones, to explore ways to advance Black representation and inclusion. increase.
Last year, Legend, MC Lite and D-Nice were recognized. The event will also feature LVRN, a black-founded record label that has created a roster that includes 6lack, DRAM, Westside Boogie and Summer Walker.
A seven-time Grammy Award winner, Dr. Dre has delivered big hits to Jay-Z, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Kendrick Lamar, Nas and 50 Cent. He won his first Emmy Award for his halftime performance in Super with Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Lamar and 50 Cent.
Elliott is a four-time Grammy Award winner and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019. She broke through with her debut album ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ and collaborated with several top music artists such as Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey. , Ciara, Lil’ Kim, J. Cole, Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown.
Five-time Grammy Award winner Lil Wayne sings “Lollipop” feat. Static Major and “Milli.” He also helped ignite the careers of Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga.
Rhone has been regarded as one of the industry’s most influential music executives. She made her mark in history when she was appointed Chairman and CEO of her Elektra Entertainment Group in 1994. At the time, this elevation made her the only African-American and the first woman ever to retain the title.