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Essence to celebrate Grammys with Jill Scott, Chaka Khan

Vernice White and Chaka Khan, Ray Parker Jr.
Vernice White, Chaka Khan, and Ray Parker Jr. perform at the 13th annual “A Great Night in Harlem” gala concert, presented by The Jazz Foundation of America to benefit The Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund, at The Apollo Theater on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in New York. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honoree is musician Herbie Hancock. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Essence magazine will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a pre-Grammys bash featuring Jill Scott and Chaka Khan.
The magazine announced Friday that sixth annual Black Women In Music event will honor Scott, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and actress. The Feb. 5 event will also feature performances by Khan, Brandy and Lianne La Havas.
In this Saturday, July 5, 2014, file photo, Jill Scott performs at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. Essence magazine will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a pre-Grammy bash featuring Scott and Chaka Khan, the magazine announced Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

The R&B singers will pay tribute to music through the decades, starting in the ’70s.
The 57th annual Grammy Awards will take place Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will air live on CBS.
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