Alicia Keys to Be Honored by Black American Music Association
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 27 September, 2023
The Black American Music Association has unveiled the honorees of its inaugural ICE (Imperial Crown of Excellence) Medal of Honor. The event takes place Sunday, Oct. 15, in Atlanta, Georgia, at Morehouse College’s Ray Charles Performing Arts Center.
Legendary singer, songwriter, and producer Alicia Keys will receive the Ella Fitzgerald Gold Standard Award. According to the Black American Music Association, Keys will be celebrated for her “profound impact on various genres, including R&B, soul, hip-hop and pop” and her “unparalleled ability to create captivating melodies,” as well as her “depth, introspection’s and empowering messages” that she delivers through her skills as a pianist and a songwriter.
Keys’ new award will join her extensive collection that includes 15 Grammy trophies, 17 NAACP Image Awards, 9 Billboard Music Awards, and 7 BET Awards.
Circling back to Keys, who recently concluded her Keys to the Summer Tour, the prolific artist is gearing up for the debut of her new musical, Hell’s Kitchen. The coming-of-age musical will be performed at Newman Theater in The Public in New York City from Oct. 24 to Dec. 10. It will officially open on Nov. 19 as part of the 2023-2024 season.