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Lil Wayne, Dr. Dre & Missy Elliott to be honored at pre-Grammy event

The academy announced Wednesday that the three Grammy winners and executive Sylvia Rhone will receive the Global Impact Award for their personal achievements in the music industry.

Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne to be honored with Grammy’s Global Impact Award

Missy Elliott, Lil Wayne, Dr. Dre to be honored by Recording Academy.

The three music icons are set to be honored next month as recipients of the Recording Academy’s Global Impact Award — On Wednesday (Jan. 11), the Recording Academy announced that Lil Wayne, Dr. Dre, and Missy Elliott will be honored at their second annual Black Music Collective event during Grammy week in February.

Weezy, Dre and Missy will receive the Global Impact Award alongside music executive Sylvia Rhone for their personal achievements in the music industry.

“I am so thrilled to honor and celebrate these four giants in the music industry,” Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. said in a statement. “Last year’s inaugural event was such a highlight during GRAMMY Week and now with Dre, Missy, Wayne and Sylvia there to pay tribute to this year, it’s definitely going to be another night to remember. I continue to be proud of the work of our Black Music Collective as it’s a vital part of what we do here at the Academy.”

The Recording Academy Honors Presented By The Black Music Collective are a part of GRAMMY Week 2023, concluding with the Grammy Awards which take place on February 5 at the Arena in Los Angeles.

According to the Recording Academy’s website, the Black Music Collective is an advisory group of music industry leaders — including honorary chairs John Legend, Yolanda Adams, Quincy Jones, and Ethiopia Habtemariam — who are looking to find new and emerging opportunities in Black music and identify ways to drive Black representation. It is a hub for power players in Black music, across all genres, all under the GRAMMY roof, bringing together creators and business leaders to set unified goals, align on a shared agenda and build community.

Last year, Legend, MC Lyte, D-Nice, and LVRN — a Black-owned record label that includes artists 6LACK, D.R.A.M., Westside Boogie and Summer Walker — were honored.

The event is set be held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, Feb. 2. The 65th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Arena.


In addition to 2023 Grammy, BEYONCÉ leads all artist with nine nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar with eight. Adele trails with seven nods, while Future, Lizzo and Mary J. Blige each have six. In the rap categories, Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Pusha T’s It’s Almost Dry, Future’s I Never Liked You, DJ Khaled’s GOD DID and Jack Harlow’s Come Home the Kids Miss You will battle it out for Best Rap Album.


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