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At the 2018 Pre-Grammy Awards Gala in New York, Jay Z will be honored with the “Salute To Industry Icons Award.” The award honors people who have made significant contributions to the music industry.

President/CEO of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow said, “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.”

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Past recipients include Sir Richard Branson, Berry Gordy, Clive Davis, L.A. Reid and Debra L. Lee.

 

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