QUEEN is among the artists who will receive the Recording Academy‘s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. This year’s honorees — a list which also includes drummer Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, THE METERS, bandleader Louis Jordan, and Tina Turner — will be celebrated at a ceremony and concert set to take place this summer. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Although QUEEN has been nominated four times, the band has yet to receive a Grammy award. However, the iconic British rock group has been inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame for its songs “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You”/“We Are The Champions”.
“This year’s Special Merit Awards recipients are a prestigious group of diverse and influential creators who have crafted or contributed to some of the most distinctive recordings in music history,” said Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow. “These exceptionally inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers, creative architects, and technical visionaries. Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy.”
The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.