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ESSENCE Black Women in Music Honors GRAMMY® Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Jill Scott
12/19/2014 10:23:05 AM

Jill Scott

NEW YORK, NY -- ESSENCE, the premier brand for African-American women, will kick off a year-long commemoration of the 45th anniversary of ESSENCE magazine in 2015 with an unforgettable Black Women in Music GRAMMY® Awards Week celebration.  Now in its sixth year, Black Women in Music will honor GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott for her incredible achievement, singular artistry and powerful storytelling. 

"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," said ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. DeLuca.

For the first time, ESSENCE will invite a passionate community of music fans to join a host of industry influencers for the invitation-only event held on February 5, 2015, which will include an exclusive performance from Scott as well as several featured performances representing the classic eras in music – 70's, 80's, 90's and beyond.

Michelle Ebanks, President of ESSENCE, added: "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." 

Established in 2010, ESSENCE Black Women in Music continues to herald the accomplishments of both emerging and established artists and influencers during GRAMMY® week.  Previous celebrants include:  GRAMMY®-winner Mary J. Blige, GRAMMY®-winner Kelly Rowland, GRAMMY®-nominee Janelle Monae, music industry veteran Sylvia Rhone, and singer/songwriters Solange, Lianne La Havas, and Emeli Sande.

The 2015 ESSENCE Black Women in Music event is sponsored by Lincoln, Colgate® Optic White® and Glade. Stay tuned to ESSENCE.com for highlights and behind-the-scenes access. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @essencemag #EssenceRedCarpet.  Join in the discussion on Facebook.

Source via PR Newswire


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