Along with respected music executive Sylvia Rhone, they will be celebrated “for their personal and professional achievements in the music industry” at the second annual Black Music Collective event at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on February 2.
“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.”
Sponsored by Amazon Music and Google Pixel Phone, 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 Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
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As far as the 2023 Grammy nominations go, 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’sIt’s Almost Dry, Future’sI Never Liked You, DJ Khaled’sGOD DID and Jack Harlow’sCome Home the Kids Miss You will battle it out for Best Rap Album.
The award for Best Rap Song will be decided between Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5,” Future’s “Wait For U,” Gunna’s “Pushin P,” DJ Khaled’s “GOD DID” and Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs.”
Breakout stars GloRilla and Latto have earned their first-ever Grammy nominations for Best Rap Performance (“F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”) and Best Melodic Rap Performance (“Big Energy (Live)”), respectively, while veterans JAY-Z, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross are also in the mix.
Beyoncé’s nine nominations pushes her career total to 88, making her the most nominated artist in Grammys history — tied with her husband JAY-Z, who added another three nods to his name thanks to his show-stealing verse on DJ Khaled’s “GOD DID” which won Best Rap Verse at HipHopDX‘s 2022 Hip Hop Awards. With just four wins, Queen Bey could become the most awarded artist in Grammys history.