Grammys to honor Michael Jackson in 2010 with lifetime achievement award
Thirteen-time GRAMMY winner Michael Jackson was one of the most
commercially successful and influential entertainers of all time. With a career
that spanned more than four decades, Jackson’s Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, and HiStory remain among the world’s best-selling albums and spawned 17
No. 1 singles in the United
States. Throughout his career, he received more awards and honors than any other artist in music history, including his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame twice. He was also featured multiple times in the Guiness Book Of World Records. Jackson’s incredible dance moves, unique
musical sound and identifiable
numerous artists and broke down racial, cultural and generational boundaries.
The special invitation-only ceremony will
be held during GRAMMY Week on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010.
acknowledgment will be made during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards
telecast, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan.
31, 2010, and broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
"This year’s honorees
are a prestigious group of diverse and prominent creators who have contributed
some of the most distinguished and influential recordings," said Recording
Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "Their
outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless
legacy that has positively affected multiple generations, and will continue to
influence generations to come. It is an honor and privilege to recognize such
talented individuals who have had and will continue to have such an influence
in both our culture and the music industry."
The Lifetime Achievement
Award honors lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium.