ISSA Honor: Jay-Z to receive Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala

Jay-Z’s eminence as one of Hip-Hop’s most prominent ground breakers is being escalated to a higher level of litty-ness as the Brooklynite from the Marcy Projects will be honorably recognized by the Recording Academy ahead of the upcoming 60th annual Grammy Awards.  

More than just an untouchable lyricist, Beyoncé’s 47-year-old music mogul hubby will be presented the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala for his significant contributions to the culture and his numerous philanthropic endeavors.
As a 21-time Grammy award winner, HOV—who recently paid respects to fellow rap G.O.A.T., Biggie Smalls, by dressing up as the late emcee for a Hollywood Halloween bash, while Bey donned a Lil’ Kim costume—will be acknowledged in his home-city as music’s most enterprising force with a resume featuring honcho positions at Def Jam Records, Roc Nation, Tidal, The Shawn Carter Foundation, Budweiser’s Made In America Festival and a slew of other major organizations..

Jay-Z industry icon award at Grammys
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“We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to honor JAY-Z with this year’s GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Award. His contributions as an industry trailblazer and music visionary only begin to touch on the tremendous impact he’s made both in entertainment and beyond,” said the  President/CEO of the Recording Academy.  “JAY-Z also embodies the vibrant spirit of New York City and we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree as we return to Manhattan for this year’s GRAMMY Awards.”

The evening’s co-host, Clive Davis, added “JAY-Z is a quintessential icon and I couldn’t be happier and more excited to share the evening with him. What a night this will be!”

A master wordsmith, the “Empire State Of Mind” will be honored with the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala in New York City’s Times Square on January 27, the eve of the 60th annual Grammy Awards. 

By : Asia Grace             

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