- P Diddy will be getting the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icon award for his creative contribution
- 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-Grammy's party on Saturday, January 25, 2020
Sean Combs, also popularly known as P Diddy, the legendary hip hop mogul, will be getting special attention as he receives the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icon award.
Billboard reports that he would be given the award at the annual pre-Grammy's party award on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Clive Davis, a co-host of the pre-Grammy gala said the rap icon really deserves the honour, going by 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.
Adds Deborah Dugan, the president of the award, said that 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,” he said.
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It should be noted that his career was also given special attention as it was inducted into the Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Players Hall of Fame.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng 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, December 14.
In the viral video, the popular rapper could be seen suddenly taking away the person’s phone, and showing how frustrated he is over what the person was doing.
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