Tina Turner To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award By Recording Academy

January 9, 2018  |  

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Yesterday, The Recording Academy announced the artists who would be receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards. Among the list were a few familiar names, some we should probably know and one of our faves.

There was Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, and Queen. The Academy is also honoring a musician, songwriter and bandleader by the name of Louis Jordan.

The height of Jordan’s career was from the 1930’s to 50’s. He’s regarded as a pioneer of Rock and Roll, being named the Father of Rhythm and Blues and the Grandfather of Rock and Roll by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Most notably, Jordan worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong.

They’re also honoring a group called The Meters, including members Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Art Neville, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, and George Porter Jr. While you may recognize a few of those names, these men are considered the founding fathers of funk. Throughout their career, the band performed with Rolling Stones, Dr. John, Robert Palmer, Labelle, Earl King, Allen Toussaint, and Lee Dorsey.

And lastly, our favorite. Ms. Tina Turner is being honored with a lifetime achievement award. I don’t have to run down Turner’s resume. After watching What’s Love Got To Do With It, many of us feel like we know her entire life story already. But for those who need a reminder, Turner began her career in the 1950s and would go on to sell 50 million records worldwide.

A well-deserved honor.

A presentation of the awards and accompanying concert will be held this summer.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days” and the creator of the website NoSugarNoCreamMag. You can follow her on Facebook and on Instagram and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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