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Lil Wayne To Be Honored at the Black Music Collective’s Pre-Grammy Event

Lil Wayne performing at Amazon MusicPhoto by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Amazon Music

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Rap superstar Lil Wayne is set to be honored at Recording Academy’s second annual Black Music Collective. This event will take place days ahead of the 65th Grammy Awards, in which he is also nominated.

Lil Wayne to Receive Global Impact Award This Year

Due to his impressive contributions in the music industry, multi-platinum rapper Lil Wayne will be accepting the Global Impact Award. Furthermore, Dr. Dre and Missy Elliott will be granted the same accolade, alongside executive Sylvia Rhone.

This second annual Black Music Collective event will happen at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, on February 2. Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. stated that he “continues to be proud” of BMC, as it has become a vital part of what they do in the academy.

“I am so thrilled to honor and celebrate these four giants in the music industry,” he said. “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.”

In 2020, prominent artists including honorary chairs John Legend, Jimmy Jam and Quincy Jones formed Black Music Collective. These music industry leaders specifically founded the group to advance Black representation and inclusion in the music scene.

Lil Wayne, who has snatched five Grammys, has had a multiple smash hits over the years. Some of these songs are “Lollipop” feat. Static Major and “A Milli.” In addition, he has helped Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga widen their fame.

According to BMC’s Instagram post, Lil Wayne has cemented his legacy forever as “one of the best-selling artists of all time” by 2020. He is an acclaimed author, pro skater, and philanthropist whose mission is to empower the youth to dream. Consequently, the Global Impact Award rightfully belongs to him.

He is Nominated in the 65th Grammy Awards

In the main Grammy event, Lil Wayne is also vying for an award. “GOD DID,” a single he collaborated with DJ Khaled, is nominated for Song of the Year. Such song will pit against Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” Harry Styles’s “As It Was” and many others. Additionally, “GOD DID” is also gunning for the Best Rap Performance Award.

The 2023 Grammys will air live on Sunday, February 5 from Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena. Moreover, it will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

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