Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic and Sam & Dave will be honored by the Recording Academy with Lifetime Achievement Awards, it was announced today. Other artists also being awarded the honor include Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias and Dionne Warwick.
The Recording Academy has also announced that producer Lou Adler(Carole King, Mamas And The Papas) , songwriters Ashford & Simpson (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “You’re All I Need to Get By”) and composer Johnny Mandel will each receive the Trustees Award while Saul Walker will receive the technical GRAMMY Award.
“Each year, the Recording Academy has the distinct privilege of celebrating music industry giants who have greatly contributed to our cultural heritage,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “This year, we have a gifted and brilliant group of honorees and their exceptional accomplishments, contributions, and artistry will continue to influence and inspire generations to come.”
The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording , while the Trustees Award honors such contributions in areas other than performance. The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees determines the honorees of both awards. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are voted on by the Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing®Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, and are ratified by the Academy’s Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording industry.
A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held on May 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. Additional details regarding the ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks.