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NEW YORK (AP) — Essence magazine will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a pre-Grammy 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.

The R&B singers will pay tribute to music through the decades, starting in the ’70s.

The 57th annual Grammys Awards will take place Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will air live on CBS.

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