Erykah Badu will be the lady of great importance when Essence respects the four-time Grammy Award champ at its eighth yearly Black Women in Music festivity. The magazine’s welcome just celebration will occur Feb. 9 in Los Angeles.
The Grammy Week occasion, exhibited as a team with The Recording Academy, will likewise salute the chosen people for the 59th yearly Grammy Awards airing on Feb. 12. As a major aspect of the Black Women in Music merriments, Roc Nation-oversaw Nigerian craftsman Tiwa Savage will perform.
Supported by Lincoln, the current year’s festival concurs with the twentieth commemoration of Badu’s diversion changing presentation collection Baduizm. Discharged on Feb. 11, 1997, the set spun off the No. 1 R&B hits “On and On” and “Next Lifetime.” Bowing at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 2 on the Billboard 200, the set at last won a Grammy for best R&B collection at the 40th yearly service.
“From the time that she first hit the scene with Baduizm, we as a whole began to look all starry eyed at the virtuoso that is Erykah Badu,” said Essence supervisor in-boss Vanessa De Luca in a discharge reporting the yearly festival.
Previous Black Women in Music festivities have paid tribute to Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Solange, Emeli Sandé, Andra Day and Epic Records president Sylvia Rhone.