The Recording Academy is set to honor The Beatles with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy at a ceremony to be held before this year’s Grammy Awards. Kris Kristofferson, the Isley Brothers, and Kraftwerk will also be honored at the ceremony.
“It is a great privilege to recognize such an exceptional group of honorees and celebrate their accomplishments and contributions to the recording industry,”said Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow in a statement. “Their legacies are timeless and legendary, and their creativity will continue to influence and inspire future generations.”
The fact that the Beatles haven’t won the Lifetime Achievement Grammy is probably surprising to most people, but that doesn’t mean that the Grammys haven’t been kind to the Fab Four over the years. The group have won eight Grammys over the course of their career, including Best New Artist in 1965 and Album of the Year in 1968 for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The band last won an award in 1997 for Best Music Video (Long Form) for The Beatles Anthology documentary.
The Recording Academy also announced the winners of their Trustees Award, which include photographer Jim Marshall, composer Ennio Morricone, and Rick Hall, the owner of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.