Essence magazine will honor Missy Elliott at the 2018 ‘Black Women in Music’ pre-Grammy event.
The legendary rapper/producer will receive the honor that Essence first began awarding back in 2010 to recognize the accomplishments of both emerging and established artists and influencers.
“The artistry of Missy Elliott cuts across generations—underscored by her vast creative accomplishments and contributions to the culture,” said Vanessa De Luca, ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief. “So prolific is her work, she is an inspiration to women all over the world. Missy’s energetic presence is truly magnetic and we can’t wait to celebrate her as one of the artistic masterminds of our time.”
The ceremony will take place Jan 25 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. The 60th annual Grammys will take place three days later at Madison Square Garden.