Harvey Mason Jr is now the official president and the CEO of the Recording Academy, becoming the first black person to hold the post.
He has been interim head of the academy since January 2020. He was made permanent on Thursday.
The announcement comes two weeks after the academy voted to remove its anonymous nomination review committees ? groups that determined the contenders for key awards at the coveted music show.
Mason succeeded Deborah Dugan, the former CEO of Bono?s (RED) charity organisation who in 2019 became the first woman appointed to lead the organisation.
She was fired 169 days later? days before the 2020 Grammys. Dugan has since said the awards show was rigged and muddled with conflicts of interest.