will.i.am will accept a CLIO Honorary Award at this year’s CLIO Award Ceremony, scheduled for May 15 at New York City’s Museum of Natural History.
The Honorary Award celebrates “the work and talent of those who push the boundaries of creativity in advertising and beyond.”
In a statement, CLIO Awards executive director Nicole Purcell said: “will.i.am has not only mastered music but has transcended his art form, extending his boundless creativity into areas like politics, technology and philanthropy. He embodies all of the values the CLIOs represent by inspiring change and encouraging us to think differently.”
In their 54th year, the CLIO Awards honor creative advertising in package design, print, radio, and television. The Honorary Award was first handed out last year, with Anthony Bourdain and Annie Leibovitz taking home honors.
Last month, will.i.am announced the official release date for his long-delayed solo album “#willpower.” It’s due April 23 via Interscope Records and will feature collaborations from pop stars like Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne, and more.