Pharrell Williams has been named as one of the honorees at the 2023 Grammys On The Hill Awards.
“I’m very grateful to be honored at this year’s GRAMMYs on the Hill among some incredible other honorees who have done tremendous advocacy work for others,” said Williams. “It’s important that we show up for each other and support one another to ensure that we can keep creating.”
A statement from the Recording Academy noted Williams has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to protecting creators’ rights and to philanthropy.
From his vision in founding organizations such as Black Ambition and YELLOW, to his work and passion for social justice working with former Virginia Governor Northam to make Juneteenth a paid state holiday, he has proved himself a trailblazer not just in music but in service, and a champion for the music community, the academy added.
Along with the 13-time Grammy winner, this year’s awards will also honor Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, and Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., R-LA, for their contributions to support music creators.
Special guests and attendees will be announced in the coming weeks.
The awards dinner and presentation will take place on April 26 at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C., with live performances from the musical honorees and additional special guests.
(Photo: The Recording Academy)
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