Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

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Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded for"performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording"
CountryUnited States
Presented by The Recording Academy
First awarded1963
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by The Recording Academy to "performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording." [1] This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and the Grammy Trustees Award, which honors non-performers.

Grammy Award Accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

The Recording Academy U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers and other recording professionals

The Recording Academy is an American learned academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals. It is famous for its Grammy Awards, which recognize achievements in the music industry.

The Grammy Trustees Award is awarded by The Recording Academy to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording". From 1983 onwards, performers could also receive this award. This award is distinct from the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors performers.

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Lifetime Achievement Award recipients

The following individuals have received Lifetime Achievement Awards, listed by year.

YearRecipientRef.
1963 Bing Crosby
1965 Frank Sinatra
1966 Duke Ellington
1967 Ella Fitzgerald
1968 Irving Berlin
1971 Elvis Presley
1972 Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson
1984 Chuck Berry, Charlie Parker
1985 Leonard Bernstein
1986 Benny Goodman, The Rolling Stones, Andrés Segovia
1987 Roy Acuff, Benny Carter, Enrico Caruso, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Woody Herman, Billie Holiday, B.B. King, Isaac Stern, Igor Stravinsky, Arturo Toscanini, Hank Williams
1989 Fred Astaire, Pablo Casals, Dizzy Gillespie, Jascha Heifetz, Lena Horne, Leontyne Price, Bessie Smith, Art Tatum, Sarah Vaughan
1990 Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, Vladimir Horowitz, Paul McCartney
1991 Marian Anderson, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Kitty Wells
1992 James Brown, John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters
1993 Chet Atkins, Little Richard, Thelonious Monk, Bill Monroe, Pete Seeger, Fats Waller
1994 Bill Evans, Aretha Franklin, Arthur Rubinstein
1995 Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, Henry Mancini, Curtis Mayfield, Barbra Streisand
1996 Dave Brubeck, Marvin Gaye, Georg Solti, Stevie Wonder
1997 Bobby "Blue" Bland, The Everly Brothers, Judy Garland, Stéphane Grappelli, Buddy Holly, Charles Mingus, Oscar Peterson, Frank Zappa
1998 Bo Diddley, The Mills Brothers, Roy Orbison, Paul Robeson
1999 Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Smokey Robinson, Mel Tormé
2000 Harry Belafonte, Woody Guthrie, John Lee Hooker, Mitch Miller, Willie Nelson
2001 The Beach Boys, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Marley, The Who
2002 Count Basie, Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como, Al Green, Joni Mitchell
2003 Etta James, Johnny Mathis, Glenn Miller, Tito Puente, Simon & Garfunkel
2004 Van Cliburn, The Funk Brothers, Ella Jenkins, Sonny Rollins, Artie Shaw, Doc Watson
2005 Eddy Arnold, Art Blakey, The Carter Family, Morton Gould, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jelly Roll Morton, Pinetop Perkins, The Staple Singers
2006 David Bowie, Cream, Merle Haggard, Robert Johnson, Jessye Norman, Richard Pryor, The Weavers
2007 Joan Baez, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Maria Callas, Ornette Coleman, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Bob Wills
2008 Burt Bacharach, The Band, Cab Calloway, Doris Day, Itzhak Perlman, Max Roach, Earl Scruggs
2009 Gene Autry, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Four Tops, Hank Jones, Brenda Lee, Dean Martin, Tom Paxton
2010 Leonard Cohen, Bobby Darin, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Michael Jackson, Loretta Lynn, André Previn, Clark Terry
2011 Julie Andrews, Roy Haynes, Juilliard String Quartet, The Kingston Trio, Dolly Parton, Ramones, George Beverly Shea [2]
2012 The Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell, Antônio Carlos Jobim, George Jones, The Memphis Horns, Diana Ross, Gil Scott-Heron
2013 Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page, Ravi Shankar, The Temptations [3]
2014 The Beatles, Clifton Chenier, The Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson, Armando Manzanero, Maud Powell [4]
2015 Bee Gees, Pierre Boulez, Buddy Guy, George Harrison, Flaco Jiménez, The Louvin Brothers, Wayne Shorter [5]
2016 Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, Run-DMC [6]
2017 Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, The Velvet Underground [7]
2018 Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, The Meters, Queen, Tina Turner [8]
2019 Black Sabbath, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, Dionne Warwick [9]

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