Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Lil Wayne & Sylvia Rhone to Be Honored at 2023 Recording Academy Black Music Collective Event

Grammy-winning artists Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne, and music executive Sylvia Rhone, will be honored during the second annual Recording Academy Honors Presented by The Black Music Collective event at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event will take place three days before the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.

All four honorees will receive the Recording Academy Global Impact Award for their personal and professional achievements in the music industry.

“I am so thrilled to honor and celebrate these four giants in the music industry,” Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. said in a statement. “Last year’s inaugural event was such a highlight during Grammy Week and now with Dre, Missy, Wayne and Sylvia there to pay tribute to this year, it’s definitely going to be another night to remember. I continue to be proud of the work of our Black Music Collective as it’s a vital part of what we do here at the Academy.”

Rico Love, vice chair of the Recording Academy’s board of trustees, will return to chair the event. Adam Blackstone will also return as musical director. Blackstone won his first Primetime Emmy last year — outstanding music direction for The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent. Blackstone is nominated for a Grammy this year for best traditional R&B performance for his recording of the jazz standard “‘Round Midnight” featuring Jazmine Sullivan.

MVD Inc will produce the event for the second year.

Here’s a closer look at this year’s four honorees:

Paul Grein