Tina Turner to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording.

Tina Tuner to receive a Lifetime Achievment Award

The Queen of Rock and Roll who started her musical career in the 1950s has been tapped to receive The Recording Academy’s highest honor  — a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Well-known for her extravagant live performances and impressive raw voice, Turner’s albums have all consistently charted on the Billboard 200 and have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. She will join fellow Award honorees Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters and Queen who are also slated to receive the accolade.

“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 Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “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 Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other recording professionals.

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