Hip hop luminaries Dr. Dre, Missy Elliot, and Lil Wayne, as well as Epic Records chairman/CEO Sylvia Rhone will be the recipients of the Recording Academy’s Global Impact Award at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony.
According to Grammy.com, the award honors artists for their “personal and professional achievements in the music industry.”
“I am so thrilled to honor and celebrate these four giants in the music industry,” said Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. “Last year’s inaugural event was such a highlight during Grammy Week and now with Dre, Missy, Wayne, and Sylvia there to pay tribute to this year, it’s definitely going to be another night to remember. I continue to be proud of the work of our Black Music Collective as it’s a vital part of what we do here at the Academy.”
Meanwhile, Billboard reports Dr. Dre is on the verge of sealing a $200 million deal with Shamrock Holdings and Universal Music Group for a piece of his catalog. Some of the assets set to be acquired in the mega-deal include royalties from two of his solo albums and his share of N.W.A. artist royalties; his producer royalties; the master recording of his first solo album, The Chronic, and a portion of Kendrick Lamar’s releases through Aftermath’s joint deal with Interscope and Top Dawg Entertainment.
Billboard adds that his ownership stake in Aftermath label, which he co-owns with UMG’s Interscope is not included in the bundle.
The 65th annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly known as the Staples Center) in Los Angeles on Feb. 5, 2023, and be broadcast live on CBS.