Jay-Z is a living legend; his contribution to the music industry is immeasurable and this is the reason he will be honoured at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
According to Billboard, the Roc Nation boss will be presented with the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Awards at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala slated for January 27, as recognition for his ‘unblemished’ resume’ plus his exceptional business acumen which has launched the career of younger artistes.
“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 Neil Portnow, president/ceo of the Recording Academy, in a statement released yesterday. “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.”