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JAY-Z set for major industry honor on the eve of the 2018 Grammys

Jay-Z is to be honored with the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons in January (18).

The 21-time Grammy winner will be feted by music mogul Clive Davis and executives at the Recording Academy at the annual pre-ceremony gala at the Sheraton in New York City.

Past recipients include Irving Azoff, Sir Richard Branson, Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, and Motown boss Berry Gordy.

"We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to honor JAY-Z with this year’s Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award," Neil Portnow, the president and CEO of the Recording Academy says. "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.

"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."

Davis adds, "JAY-Z is a quintessential icon and I couldn’t be happier and more excited to share the evening with him. What a night this will be!"

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