Queen To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Queen is set to receive Lifetime Achievement honours for the band's "prestigious...diverse and influential" career in music.
The other honourees are Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, Hal Blaine and the Meters.
"These exceptionally inspiring figures are being honoured as legendary performers, creative architects and technical visionaries," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, in a statement.
"Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy."
Queen's career has spanned over 40 years. The band helped define the term "arena rock" with its legendary live performances and litany of hit songs.
The band authored some of the most recognizable rock songs of all-time and continued to thrive after the 1991 death of iconic frontman Freddie Mercury.
The Recording Academy, which stages the Grammys, described the band thusly:
"With their sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality, and colossal spectacle of their live performances, Queen—John Deacon, Brian May, [Freddie Mercury], and Roger Taylor—captured hearts and conquered charts like no other band in history, a legacy that continues to live through the ongoing work and concert performances fronted by May and Taylor, presently joined for concert performances by the extraordinary American vocalist Adam Lambert."
Original article by Andrew Magnotta at iHeartRadio