The Recording Academy announced that they would be honoring several music legends. Recording artists Neil Diamond, Queen, and Tina Turner will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Grammys Celebrate Legacies
At the foundation of every Grammy ceremony are segments that honor the performers, bands, and recording industry leaders that have influenced the popular culture and the music world. These portions are part of the Grammy Awards' Lifetime Achievement Awards. This year, the Recording Academy plans to recognize several outstanding recording artists and bands, whose music will forever be a part of society.
Ms. Tina Turner
The Queen of Rock and Roll is expected to be one of the performers who will receive the prestigious honor. In a career that has totaled up to six decades, Tina Turner has defied the odds so many times. Turner released countless songs such as "River Deep Mountain High," "Proud Mary," "What's Got to Do With It," and "We Don't Need Another Hero" that will forever be engraved into pop culture vernacular.
Turner also worked with fellow legends such as Cher, Sir Elton John, Mick Jagger, and the late David Bowie throughout her career. In addition to receiving this honor, Turner is expected to release her second autobiography, My Love Story, later this year.
The Original Queen Line-Up
Legendary rock band Queen will also be honored by the Recording Academy. When the band formed in London in 1970, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon created the foundation of glam rock.
Through their larger than life songs such as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You," "Another One Bites the Dust," and "I Want It All," Queen became one of the prominent rock bands of the 1970s and 1980s. After Mercury's passing in 1990 and Deacon's retirement, Dr. May and Taylor briefly revitalized the group with Paul Rodgers for several years before solidifying its future success with Adam Lambert.
Mr. Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond is one of the most versatile performers in the entertainment industry. Diamond has sold over 130 million records worldwide and has written countless songs that have been recorded by numerous artists. Diamond also made Grammy history in 1980 with his epic duet of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" that he sang with fellow recording icon Barbra Streisand.
Other Honorees And Grammy Details
The other artists joining Diamond, Queen, and Turner to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award are bluegrass legend Emmylou Harris, drummer Hal Blaine, bandleader Louis Jordan, and funk band The Meters. It is unknown if any of the recipients will perform at the Grammy Awards.
Recording artists P!nk, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Childish Gambino, and Broadway actors Ben Platt and Patti LuPone are expected to perform at the ceremony, which will air live from Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28.