Sean “Diddy” Combs will be celebrated the night before the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards as he has been named 2020 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons honoree by the Recording Academy.
On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, Diddy will be honored at Clive Davis’ annual Pre-Grammy Gala for his “continuous influence on the music industry and beyond.”
“For nearly three decades, Diddy has fused his boundless creativity and sharp entrepreneurial spirit to create timeless art and build brands and institutions that have shifted our global music culture,” said Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “By bringing the music and lifestyle of East Coast hip-hop to the masses, he was an early reminder of music’s unifying ability to flip our perceptions and broaden our connections to all corners of the world."
“To be honored at this year’s Pre-Grammy Gala and receive the Industry Icons Award is truly a blessing,” said Sean Combs.
Previous honorees include Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Clive Davis, Berry Gordy, and more.
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Article image: Diddy performing in 2010. (Shamsuddin Muhammad [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)