Music icon Tina Turner will receive her flowers this year. As part of the Recording Academy’s 2018 Special Merit Awards, the Private Dancer will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her groundbreaking contributions to the field of recording.
The Queen of Rock and Roll has an impressive Grammy history. The global superstar racked up eight awards, dating back to 1972, for her “Proud Mary” duet with Ike Turner to her first solo win in 1985 for “What’s Love Got to Do With It” from her Private Dancer album.
Turner isn’t the only one to be honored. Other legendary recipients include Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters, and Queen.
This summer, the Recording Academy will hold a special award presentation ceremony and celebratory concert.