- P Diddy will be getting a 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award for his creative contribution to music
- For decades, the American rapper and entrepreneur has been touted as one of the best people to have in the industry
- According to the report, the award will be presented to him at the pre-Grammys party on 25 January
Sean Combs, also known as P Diddy, will be getting special attention as he receives a Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award.
Billboard reports that he will be given the award at the annual pre-Grammys party on 25 January.
Clive Davis, a co-host of the pre-Grammy gala, said the rap icon really deserves the honour because of his past and enviable contributions to the industry.
“It’s personally so gratifying that Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs is this year’s icon. He fully deserves this wonderful recognition.
"From his past innovative and creative contributions right from the very inception of the hip-hop revolution, to his many memorable appearances at the pre-Grammy Gala as both speaker and performer, it’s all come full circle. I couldn’t be happier for Sean as a dear friend and colleague,” he said.
Deborah Dugan, the president of the awards, said Diddy has been infusing the creative industry with “sharp entrepreneurial spirit” with the move to create timeless impact.
“For nearly three decades, Diddy has fused his boundless creativity and sharp entrepreneurial spirit to create timeless art and build brands and institutions that have shifted our global music culture.”
Diddy has been honoured in other circles when he was inducted into the Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Hall of Fame.
Meanwhile, we earlier reported that Jay-Z was caught on camera seizing a person’s phone during a dance session at P Diddy’s 50th birthday party on Saturday.
In the viral video, the popular rapper could be seen suddenly taking away the person’s phone, and showing how frustrated he was over what the person was doing.
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