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Valeisha Butterfield Jones Announces as The Recording Academy’s First-Ever Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer


The Recording Academy has named Valeisha Butterfield Jones as its first-ever Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. In her role, Butterfield Jones will report directly to Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. Visit for more information The role will ensure diversity and inclusion are apart of the business values and standards throughout the […]

JAY-Z to be Honored 2018 Salute to Industry Icons Grammy Award

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Words by Ime Ekpo Visit for more information JAY-Z’s contributions to the music industry and Hip-Hop culture have earned him the 2018 Salute to Industry Icons Grammy Award, presented by The Recording Academy and Clive Davis. Hov will be presented with the award at Clive Davis’ annual pre-ceremony gala at the Sheraton New York […]

The Grammys Create a Rap Committee: Big Changes to Come

The Grammys Create a Rap Committee Big Changes to Come

Words by Nick Slay Visit for more information Despite the first rap category in 1989, Hip-Hop has always felt snubbed by The Grammys. So much so that the original Grammy for Rap awarded to Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff wasn’t a part of the televised broadcast, hence the no show by Smith and […]

The Grammys To Honor Run–D.M.C. With Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Recording Academy announced Wednesday (January 13, 2016) a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to world renowned Hip Hop pioneers, Run-D.M.C., in recognition of their unparalleled contributions to Hip Hop. Visit for more information Selected by the Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees, the award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding […]