Jay-Z To Receive 2018 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons Award

Congrats to the "Empire State of Mind" rapper!

People reports that Jay-Z is slated to receive the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons award at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala. The big event is scheduled for the night before the 60th annual Grammy Awards, Jan. 27, 2018, and will take place at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.

"We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to honor JAY-Z with this year's GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Award. 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," the President/CEO of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, shared in a statement obtained by the magazine. "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."

Jay-Z, who released his record 4:44 in June, joins an impressive list of past honorees, including Berry Gordy, Antonio "L.A." Reid, and Debra L. Lee.

As Billboard notes, Jay-Z, 47, has been very busy over the years. He's responsible for the launch of Roc Nation Sports and the creation of the Made in America Festival. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June 2017.