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News: Jay-Z Will Receive Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award in 2018

Jay-Z will be honored for not only his musical efforts but his business endeavors at next years 2018 Pre-Grammy Awards Gala. He has a total of 21 Grammy Awards plus an impressive rap resume which will result in him receiving the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award.

He will be given the award at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel before the 60th annual Grammy Awards show. From launching Roc Nation Sports to being inducted into The Songwriters Halle of Fame, Jay has remained consistent with his Shawn Carter Foundation and philanthropic work.

“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,” said Neil Portnow, president/ceo of the Recording Academy. “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.”