John Legend to Receive Recording Academy’s First Global Impact Award E! News UK
John Legend will receive the Global Impact Award at the Recording Academy Honors event.
The All Of Me singer will receive the honor on April 2.
The 2022 Global Impact Award is the first of its kind at the Recording Academy Honors and will be celebrated with a performance by Summer Walker. D-Nice and MC Lyte will also make appearances at the ceremony.
“It is our honor to celebrate John Legend as the first recipient of the Recording Academy Honors Global Impact Award,” Recording Academy Co-Chair Valeisha Butterfield Jones said in a statement. “John is one of the most important artists of our time, someone who leads by example and constantly pushes important boundaries in music, philanthropy and activism. His contributions and impact on music and our culture are unprecedented.”
The presentation will take place the day before the 2022 Grammy Awards at Resorts World in Las Vegas.
“On behalf of the Black Music Collective, we are honored to bring together some of the most influential creators of our time to celebrate John Legend ahead of music’s greatest night,” added Riggs Morales, President of the Black Music Collective. “This event is a reflection of our continued work as we strive to celebrate the biggest and brightest in black music who transcend beyond race and gender.”