Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, and Lil Wayne and music executive Sylvia Rhone will be honored at the Recording Academy Honors with the Recording Academy Global Impact Award for their personal and professional achievements in the music industry.
The honorees will receive the award during the Grammy Week event presented by the Black Music Collective at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on February 2. Adam Blackstone is the musical director of the event.
“I am so thrilled to honor and celebrate these four giants in the music industry,” said Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr.
Dr. Dre is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist, producer, founder, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
Multi-Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer Missy Elliott has been a pioneer for women in hip-hop for over 25 years.
Five-time Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum rap icon Lil Wayne is Young Money Entertainment founder and CEO, Young Money APAA Sports founder, acclaimed author, pro skater, and philanthropist. By 2020, he cemented his legacy forever as one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Sylvia Rhone is the only African American and first woman to be named Chairwoman and CEO of Elektra Entertainment Group. In 2019, when Sony Music Entertainment selected her as Chairwoman and C.E.O of Epic Records, she became the first woman CEO of a major record label owned by a Fortune 500 company.
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