12-time Grammy-winner John Legend will be honored by the Black Music Collective event during Grammy Week, Variety reports. The singer/songwriter will be the first recipient of the Recording Academy Global Impact Award for his personal and professional achievements in the music industry.
“It is our distinct honor to celebrate John Legend as the inaugural recipient of the Recording Academy Honors’ Global Impact Award,” Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Co-President of the Recording Academy said. “John is one of the most important artists of our time, someone who leads by example and pushes important boundaries consistently across music, philanthropy, and activism. His contributions and impact to music and our culture are unparalleled.”
“On behalf of the Black Music Collective, we are honored to bring together some of the most influential creatives of our time to celebrate John Legend ahead of Music’s Biggest Night,” Riggs Morales, Chair of the Black Music Collective added. “This event is a reflection of our continued work as we strive to celebrate the greatest and brightest in Black music who transcend beyond race and genre.”
Noted musical director Adam Blackstone and EBONY's 2021 Power 100 Lifetime Achievement awardee Jimmy Jam are scheduled to give remarks, with additional special guests to be announced at a later date.
The inaugural Black Music Collective event is set to take place at Resorts World Las Vegas on Saturday, April 2, 2022,