Jay Z is an industry icon

Jay-Z will get the 2018 Salute to Industry Icons Award at the Clive Davis' and the Recording Academy's annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala.

He is being celebrated for his significant contributions to the music industry and philanthropic endeavors. Neil Portnow, President and CEO of the National Recording Academy, said, “Jay-Z…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.” Past winners include Herb Alpert, Berry Gordy, and LA Reid.

The invitation only Pre-GRAMMY Gala takes place on January 27th – the day before the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards – at the Sheraton New York Times Square. Meanwhile, the 2018 GRAMMY nominations will be announced on November 28th.


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