Run D.M.C., Jefferson Airplane Lead Lifetime Achievement Grammys

(Radio.com) The Recording Academy has announced the recipients of this year's Special Merit Awards. Lifetime Achievement Award honorees for 2016 are Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, and RUN DMC.

"Each year, The Academy has the distinct privilege of honoring those who have greatly contributed to our industry and cultural heritage, and this year we have a gifted and brilliant group of honorees," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy in a prepared statement.

Portnow continues, "Their exceptional accomplishments, contributions, and artistry will continue to influence and inspire generations to come." Read more here.

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