Iggy Pop, Chicago, Public Enemy land Lifetime Achievement Grammys

Iggy Pop, Chicago, Public Enemy land Lifetime Achievement Grammys

Rockers Iggy Pop and Chicago, and rap veterans Public Enemy are to be saluted with Grammy Awards for Lifetime Achievement.

Fellow musical icons Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, John Prine, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe will also be feted with Special Merit Awards by Recording Academy officials, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the industry.

Meanwhile, the Grammy Awards' executive producer Ken Ehrlich will be among the Trustees Award recipients, alongside composer Philip Glass, and record industry executive Frank Walker, who is credited with discovering country legend Hank Williams, and blues greats Bessie Smith and Blind Willie Johnson, while the Technical Grammy Award will go to audio and acoustical engineer George Augspurger.

"Our industry is one that prides itself on influence and paying it forward, and each year the Recording Academy has the privilege of honoring a select group of visionaries whose creative contributions have rippled throughout our culture," Recording Academy President Deborah Dugan shares in a statement.

"Our Special Merit Awards recipients have molded their musical passion into pieces of history that will continue to influence and inspire generations of music creators and music lovers to come."

All of the honourees will be celebrated at a special ceremony and concert in Pasadena, California on 18 April (20).

Black Sabbath, Dionne Warwick, Julio Iglesias, and George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic were among those to take home Lifetime Achievement Grammys earlier this year (19).

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