Sean 'Diddy' Combs to Receive Prestigious Grammy Honor. The "Mo Money Mo Problems" rapper will take home the Salute to Industry Icons award for 2020. His musical career will be recognized at the Pre-Grammy Gala. It's personally so gratifying that Sean "Puffy" Combs is this year's icon. He fully deserves this wonderful recognition. I couldn't be happier for Sean as a dear friend and colleague, Clive Davis, via statement. To be honored at this year’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala and receive the Industry Icons Award i

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs will be celebrated at annual Pre-Grammy Gala 

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been tapped as the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons honoree and his 25-year career will be celebrated at the annual Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Los Angeles.

Combs, who founded Bad Boy Records and fostered the careers of Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Method Man, 112, Faith Evans and many others, will be honored on Jan. 25 – the eve of the Grammy Awards – at the renowned event spearheaded by Clive Davis.

“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,” Davis said.

Recent honorees have included Clarence AvantJay-Z, L.A. Reid and Irving Azoff.

In September, Combs visited Morehouse College to receive Atlanta’s highest honor – the Phoenix Award – presented by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for his musical contributions to the city throughout his career. Combs was also honored by the Georgia Entertainment Caucus the same week. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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