Grammy-winning artists Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne, and music director Sylvia Rhone, will be honored at the second annual Recording Academy Honors presented by The Black Music Collective event at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event takes place three days before the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.
All four honored recipients of the Recording Academy Global Impact Award for their personal and professional achievements in the music industry.
“I am so excited to honor and celebrate these four giants of the music industry,” Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said in a statement. “Last year’s inaugural event was such a highlight of Grammy week, and now with Dre, Missy, Wayne and Sylvia there to pay tribute this year, it’s sure to be another night to remember. I continue to be proud of the work of our Black Music Collective, as it is a vital part of what we do here at the academy.”
Rico Love, vice chairman of the Recording Academy’s board of directors, returns to host the event. Adam Blackstone also returns as musical director. Blackstone won his first Primetime Emmy last year – Outstanding Music Direction for Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent. Blackstone is nominated for a Grammy this year for Best Traditional R&B Performance for his recording of the jazz standard “‘Round Midnight” with Jazmine Sullivan.
MVD Inc. will produce the event for the second year.
Here is a closer look at this year’s four honorees: