Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne receive the Global Impact Award

Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne are set to be honored next month as recipients of the Recording Academy’s Global Impact Award.

Together with respected music director Sylvia Rhonewill be celebrated “for their personal and professional achievements in the music industry” at the second annual Black Music Collective event at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on February 2.

“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 opening 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.”

Sponsored by Amazon Music and Google Pixel Phone, the Recording Academy Honors Presented By The Black Music Collective is part of GRAMMY Week 2023, culminating with the Grammy Awards, which will take place on February 5 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

As for the 2023 Grammy nominations, Beyonce leads all artists with nine nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar with eight. Adele trails with seven nods, while Future, Lizzo and Mary J. Blige each have six.

In the rap categories, Kendrick Lamar’s Sir. Moral & The Big Steppers, Pusha T’s It’s almost dry, The future I never liked you, DJ Khaled’s GOD did it and Jack Harlow’s Come home, the kids miss you will compete for best rap album.

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The award for Best Rap Song will be decided between Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5”, Future’s “Wait For U”, Gunna’s “Pushin P”, DJ Khaled’s “GOD DID” and Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs”.

Breakout stars GloRilla and Latto have earned their first ever Grammy nominations for Best Rap Performance (“FNF (Let’s Go)”) and Best Melodic Rap Performance (“Big Energy (Live)”) respectively, while veteran JAY-ZLil Wayne and Rick Ross is also in the mix.

Beyoncé’s nine nominations push her career total to 88, making her the most-nominated artist in Grammys history – tied with husband JAY-Z, who added three more nods to his name thanks to his show-stealing verse on DJ Khaled’s “GOD DID” who won Best Rap Verse at HipHopDXHip Hop Awards 2022. With just four wins, Queen Bey could become the most awarded artist in Grammy history.

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