Essence Salutes Kelly Rowland And Sylvia Rhone
January 9, 2012 at 7:23 AM (PT)
ESSENCE will celebrate 2012 GRAMMY week with its 3rd annual ESSENCE Black Women in Music event honoring GRAMMY AWARD-winning artist KELLY ROWLAND and music industry veteran SYLVIA RHONE on FEBRUARY 8, 2012 in LOS ANGELES.
"We've watched KELLY ROWLAND for over a decade grow from a teenage sensation into an international superstar. Her talent, drive and remarkable creative force show what it truly means to be a young powerhouse in an ever-changing industry," said ESSENCE editor-in-chief CONSTANCE C.R. WHITE. "KELLY embodies the 'soul' of young Black women through her music and we are proud to salute her dynamic contributions."
"SYLVIA RHONE has transformed the music industry with her vision and she has become a trailblazer for African-American women everywhere by breaking down barriers throughout her career," said ESSENCE president MICHELLE EBANKS. "Her exceptional talent, enduring humanity and effortless elegance make Sylvia a true ESSENCE woman and we are honored to present her with the ESSENCE Black Women in Music award."