Published On: Wed, Jan 10th, 2018

Grammys 2018: QUEEN and Tina Turner obtain Lifetime Achievement honour

Among the largest names within the historical past of common music are being honoured this yr.

Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy revealed teh information right now.

He stated: “This yr’s Particular Benefit Awards recipients are a prestigious group of numerous and influential creators who’ve crafted or contributed to a few of the most distinctive recordings in music historical past.

“These exceptionally inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers, artistic architects, and technical visionaries. Their excellent accomplishments and keenness for his or her craft have created a timeless legacy.”

Queen stay one of many biggest British and international bands of all time.

With a again catalogue ingrained within the nationwide consciousness and file gross sales estimated at as much as 300million, they haven’t at all times generated the identical reverence within the US. The 1984 video for I Need To Break Free was a humorous parody of Coromation Avenue, with the boys wearing drag. European audiences beloved it and acquired the joke. US stations together with MTV banned the video.

23 years later Queen are being recognised with American music’s highest honour.

Tina Turner stays a dwelling inspiration at 78. Her private, public lives are a triumph of overcoming adversity. Alongside the best way she has achieved legendary standing for her life story as a lot as her unbelievable presence on stage, display and file.

She offered extra live performance tickets than any solo performer and her mixed file gross sales high 180 million.

Turner’s story may even be celebrated within the new musical, which starst previews in London’s West finish on the Aldwytch Theatre on March 21. 

This yr the Grammys Lifetime Achievement Award honourees additionally embody Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan and the Meters. 

Diamond has been recording because the 1960’s and has had hits in each decade since then in addition to starring the film The Jazz Singer.

Emmylou Harris is a pioneer of pop, people, nation and different music.

Louis Jordan’s posthumous honour recognises his recognition from the late 1930s to the early 1950s because the King of the Jukebox. The American musician, songwriter, and bandleader helped pioneer the sound of rock and was dubbed by the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame because the Father of Rhythm & Blues and the Grandfather of Rock and Roll.

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