Quincy Jones to Be Honored at Spotify's Secret Genius Awards

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Quincy Jones attends the Netflix premiere of "Quincy" at the Museum of Modern Art on Sept. 12, 2018 in New York City. 

Quincy Jones will be given the "Legendary Genius Honor" at Spotify's Secret Genius Awards on Nov. 16 at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in L.A., hosted by Ne-Yo.

"Big-time love and props to Spotify for taking an important step in the industry by spotlighting the many geniuses behind the scenes," said Jones. "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 second annual installment of the awards will celebrate the songwriters, producers, engineers and mixers behind the music that fans are streaming the most on Spotify this year. The streaming service founded the Secret Genius program in 2017 as part of its mission to remain dedicated in supporting creators in the music industry.

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 at a later date.