JAY-Z has had an outstanding 2017 campaign and looks to bring in 2018 with a bang too, as he is set to receive another highly, well-deserved award from the Grammy’s. It has been announced that Hov will be honored with the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award for all of his incredible contributions and the vital impact that he has had on the music industry.
The 4:44 rapper will be presented the award at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala that will be held on January 27th at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. The 60th Grammy Awards are scheduled to be held the next day, which Jay is more than likely to perform at.
Neil Portnow, President of the Recording Academy released a statement about the news, saying, “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.” “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.”
Mr. Carter continues to add to his list of achievements, as the 21-time Grammy winner also looks to add to his trophy case. His album, 4:44, is expected to be nominated for a few categories, which he should take some hardware home for. Many are also looking forward to a legendary performance from the M.C. at the awards, so tune in to CBS on Jan. 28, 2018 to catch it all unfold.