JAY-Z is set to receive the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award this year. Industry veteran, Clive Davis, will present him with the honor.

The Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award recognizes the continued contributions of music's most influential figures. Fresh off the release of his critically-acclaimed album, 4:44, the recognition comes right on time.

“We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to honor Jay-Z with this year’s Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award,” said Neil Portnow, President and CEO of the Recording Academy. “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.”

The presentation will take place prior to the 60th Annual Grammys, on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the Sheraton New York Times Square. The Grammys will take place the next day, on Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden.

 

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