With over 30 years in the music industry, Diddy’s been responsible for shining light on some of the biggest artists in the world. He’s expanded his career beyond music, becoming influential in television/film liquor and, of course, media.
Having worked with artists such as Biggie, Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige, and many more Clive Davis and the Recording Academy have chosen Puff Daddy as their recipient for the Pre-Grammy Gala next year. In a recent interview with Vibe, Diddy said, “Clive Davis and Arista Records gave me a chance when I was starting Bad Boy Records, he was one of the first industry executives to really believe in me. I’m forever grateful for him.”
Clive Davis also responded by saying, “It’s personally so gratifying that Sean “Puffy” Combs is this year’s icon. He fully deserves this wonderful recognition. 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.”
The event is set to happen on Saturday, January 25th, the evening before to the Grammy Awards.
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Clive Davis and Arista Records gave me a chance when I was starting Bad Boy Entertainment, he was one of the first industry executives to really believe in me. I’m forever grateful for him. To be honored at this year’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala and receive the Industry Icons Award is truly a blessing. I look forward to seeing all my musical family members there in a night of celebration. I’m humbled by this honor. Love, LOVE.