Today it was announced that Jay Z is set to receive the Salute to Industry Icons Award during the widely anticipated 2018 Grammy Awards. Congratulations for the huge honor!
The President of Recording Academy Neil Portnow stated: ‘We’re 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 has made both in entertainment and beyond. Jay Z also embodies the vibrant spirit of New York City and we could not imagine a more fitting honoree as we return to Manhattan for this year’s GRAMMY Awards.’
Now that Beyonce’s rapper husband is sure to be offered this huge honor, Jay Z joins other big names who won in the past: Irving Azoff, Ahmet Ertegun, Clive Davis, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Richard Branson, Martin Bandier, Berry Gordy, Lucian Grainge, David Geffen, Doug Morris, Debra L. Lee, Mo Ostin and Antonio “L.A.” Reid.
However, considering Jay Z had a great year and his album 4:44 was critically acclaimed, there is a pretty big chance that this will not be the only award the star will be taking home at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
The announcement regarding what other categories he’s nominated for is set to be done on November 28!
The 60th edition of the Grammy Awards is expected to air on CBS on January 28, 2018.
Are you going to tune in?