The Recording Academy and the Black Music Collective will present Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott and Epic Records CEO Sylvia Rhone with 2023’s Global Impact Awards. The trophies are awarded for “personal and professional achievements in the music industry” and will be presented at the Hollywood Palladium on February 2nd.
The Recording Academy launched the Black Music Collective in response to widespread recognition of its institutional biases. The inaugural Global Impact Award went to John Legend, MC Lyte, D-Nice and the record label Love Renaissance last year. Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said in a statement: “I am so thrilled to honor and celebrate these four giants in the music industry. 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 65th annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5.
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