Quincy Jones will be given the “Legendary Genius Honor” at Spotify’s Secret Genius Awards on November 16th at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in L.A.
The second annual installment of the awards celebrate the songwriters, producers, engineers and mixers behind the music that Spotify fans have streamed the most this year. The online service created the awards as a dedication to creators in the music industry.
Jones released a statement thanking many people he’s known and opportunities he’s had:
“Big-time love and props to Spotify for taking an important step in the industry by spotlighting the many geniuses behind the scenes… It has been absolutely incredible to have collaborated with so many different artists throughout the last seven decades and it is an absolute honor to have been chosen as a recipient of the Legendary Genius Honor. Thank-Q Spotify, and I hope my work will serve as an inspiration to the next generation of creators.”
The Secret Genius Awards are made up of 14 categories and include Songwriter of the Year, Producer of the Year, Breakthrough of the Year, Social Message and more. Additional presenters and performers for the event will be announced in the coming weeks.