Jay Z, an industry icon, has been chosen to receive an honor for his industry icon status at next year’s Pre-Grammy Gala.

The 2018 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award will be presented by Clive Davis and the Recording Academy at Sheraton New York Times Square on Jan. 27.

In a press release Tuesday, Recording Academy’s Neil Portnow described Jay-Z’s embodiment of “the spirit of New York City” and his groundbreaking, versatile career. “We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to honor JAY-Z with this year’s GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Award,” Portnow said. “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.”

This is a great accomplishment for Hov and he’ll be coming to Philadelphia December 1. Hopefully he’ll perform at the 2018 GRAMMY’S airing January 28.

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