It has been revealed who will be getting a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2019, and one of those named are the boys from Birmingham England, Black Sabbath.
At the ceremony in Los Angeles on May 11thnext year, the annual award will be given to artists who have “made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording.”
As well as Sabbath, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave and Dionne Warwick will be honored.
Also at the ceremony, Lou Adler, Ashford And Simpson, and Johnny Mandel have been named Trustees Award honourees, while Saul Walker will be the Technical Grammy Award recipient.
Neil Portnow, President and CEO of the Recording Academy, said of the awards: “Each year, the Recording Academy has the distinct privilege of celebrating music industry giants who have greatly contributed to our cultural heritage.
“This year, we have a gifted and brilliant group of honourees and their exceptional accomplishments, contributions, and artistry will continue to influence and inspire generations to come.”
Black Sabbath got high praise from The Recording Academy when they pointed out that Sabbath created “the heavy metal signposts” that “influenced every heavy rock band that followed.”