Grammys to Honor Queen with Lifetime Achievement Honors
By Andrew Magnotta
January 9, 2018
Queen is set to receive Lifetime Achievement Honors at this year's Grammys for the band's "prestigious...diverse and influential" career in music.
The other honorees are Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, Hal Blaine and the Meters.
"These exceptionally inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers, creative architects and technical visionaries," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow of the group of honorees. "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, many of which get played in arenas around the world (whether Queen is performing there or not).
The band authored some of the most recognizable rock songs of all-time and not only withstood but continued to thrive after the 1991 death of iconic frontman Freddie Mercury.
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."
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, January 28. Get more information here.
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