Sean “Diddy” Combs will be honored with the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons award during the annual pre-Grammys party next month.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Combs will be honored during the pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, the evening before the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.
“It’s personally so gratifying that Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs is this year’s icon. He fully deserves this wonderful recognition,” said Clive Davis, co-host of the pre-Grammy Gala. “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.”
Combs will be honored for his many phenomenal contributions to hip-hop. His label Bad Boy has landed at least 70 albums on the Billboard 200 and more than 100 songs on the Hot 100. His successful empire spans clothing, beverages, philanthropic work, political activism, and film and TV assets, including the cable network Revolt that he launched in 2013. ⠀⠀
“Clive Davis and Arista Records gave me a chance when I was starting Bad Boy Records; he was one of the first industry executives to really believe in me. I’m forever grateful for him,” said Combs in a statement. “To be honored at this year’s pre-Grammy Gala and receive the Industry Icons Award is truly a blessing.”
Past recipients of the Icon award include Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss, Irving Azoff, Martin Bandier, Sir Richard Branson, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Berry Gordy, Lucian Grainge, Jay-Z and the 2019 honoree, Clarence Avant.