Nationwide — During Grammy Awards Week celebration, singer Jill Scott will be honored at Essence magazine’s sixth annual Black Women in Music event. The three-time Grammy Award winner will be honored for her incredible achievement, singular artistry and powerful storytelling.
The highly anticipated event, which will kick off a year-long celebration of the publication’s 45th anniversary, will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015. There will be several featured performances representing music from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.
Vanessa K. DeLuca, Essence editor-in-chief, comments, “Jill Scott is the quintessential Essence woman. Like many of the female artists who inspired her, she has touched the collective soul of women across generations.”
Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence, comments, “Essence was groundbreaking in its founding 45 years ago, as is Jill Scott in her impact on music and the arts. She is a fearless innovator, and it is our honor to continue to build community by bringing together music industry influencers and fans during Grammy Week for an epic celebration.”
Scott herself comments, “It will be 15 years in July that my first album came out, and Essence has been there the entire time. I’m truly honored.”
Launched in the year 2010, Essence’s Black Women in Music celebrates the music careers of both emerging and established artists. Former honorees include Solange Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monáe, and many othes.