The Recording Academy will be recognizing the contributions of Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, and music executive Sylvia Rhone during the 2023 Grammy week with its Global Impact Award. The event, which will be hosted by the Black Music Collective, will take place on February 5th at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, in conjunction with the 65th annual Grammy Awards.
This award celebrates the achievements of musicians and industry figures who have made a significant impact in the global music scene. Previous recipients include John Legend. Both Dr. Dre and Lil Wayne have won multiple Grammys in their careers, Dr. Dre with 7 and Lil Wayne with 5. Missy Elliott, a trailblazer for women in the hip-hop genre, has also won 4 Grammy awards.
However, the award show did receive some criticism for the nominee choices this year, with rapper Denzel Curry among those who spoke out about it. The nominees for Best Rap Song include Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5,” Future’s “WAIT FOR U,” Gunna’s “pushin P,” Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs,” and DJ Khaled’s “GOD DID.” Both Dr. Dre and Lil Wayne have received nominations for their contributions on DJ Khaled’s album
Additionally, Beyoncé leads the pack with 9 nominations this year, including Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Dance Recording for “Break My Soul.” This ties her with her husband JAY Z, who holds the record for the most nominations ever at 88 each.