Honorees

Chance The Rapper is a musician, actor, activist, philanthropist, father, and husband. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Chance began gaining notoriety in his home town with the release of his 2012 mixtape “10 Day”. After a nationwide tour with Childish Gambino, Chance took the rap world by storm with the 2013 […]

Missy Elliott is a living icon. For thirty years, she’s been directing the global soundscape, visually reinventing herself and redefining pop music. Missy’s career is multifaceted, as she’s charted new creative territory through songwriting, rapping, singing, and producing, with style and grace. Her influence is broad – Elliott has inspired or collaborated with a number […]

Sylvia Rhone is regarded as the most influential female executive in the history of the music business. Recipient of nearly three dozen honors and awards, Ms. Rhone is currently the President of Epic Records, a division of Sony Entertainment. In an acclaimed career spanning more than four decades, Ms. Rhone has helmed senior positions at […]

Before Jamie Foxx even started his new album, he had an album title. “I’ve always lived my life trying to understand what women are all about, from the hood to the White House,” he says. “So with the album ’Intuition,’ I tried to sing about what women really want—they want to have fun, they want to […]

  They say time heals all wounds, but the truth is that there are no guarantees. When you’ve lost someone you love there’s no rainbow that suddenly appears over the horizon. The pain that engulfs you is like a roaring river — if you step too close to the edge it will sweep you off […]