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ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' Honorees Announced

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ESSENCE's 2012 Black Women in Music event is set to honor Grammy-nominated artist Kelly Rowland and music industry veteran Sylvia Rhone.

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The exclusive event will honor these two women on February 8, 2012, in Los Angeles, and will feature an exclusive performance by Rowland and Grammy Award-winning rapper Eve.

During the course of her career, Rowland has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide -- both as a solo artist and one-third of the legendary group Destiny's Child. She's currently nominated for a 2012 Grammy for her platinum selling single "Motivation," featuring Lil Wayne.

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Rhone's career spans three decades, and she is touted as one of the music industry's most influential female executives. Most recently she served as the president of Universal Motown Records, where she oversaw the careers of Kelly Rowland, Nicki Minaj, Erykah Badu and MC Lyte -- who will DJ the event.

Join us in saluting these two very talented and deserving women.
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