JAY-Z is having one of the most stellar 2017's as the veteran rapper shook up the industry with the release of his 4:44 album, induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the birth of his twins, Rumi & Sir Carter. The rap mogul has now been selected to receive the 2018 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award at the Pre-Grammy Gala. Hov will be presented with the honor by Clive Davis at the Sheraton New York Times Square on Jan. 27th; the evening before the 60th annual Grammy Awards.
In a press release issued today (Tuesday, Oct. 31), Recording Academy boss Neil Portnow said that Jay represents "the spirit of New York City" with his business mindstate and a career that knows no limits.
"We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to honor JAY-Z with this year's GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Award," Portnow said. "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."
Clive Davis mirrored these sentiments stating, "JAY-Z is a quintessential icon and I couldn’t be happier and more excited to share the evening with him. What a night this will be!"