N.W.A, Laurie Anderson, Donna Summer Among 2024 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

    The Recording Academy has announced the recipients of this year’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards. N.W.A, Laurie Anderson, Gladys Knight, Donna Summer, Tammy Wynette, and the Clark Sisters will be honoured at this year’s Special Merit Awards ceremony, which takes place Saturday, February 3, the day before the Grammy Awards, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

    At the same ceremony, the Trustees Award will be given to producer and manager Peter Asher, hip-hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc, and attorney Joel Katz, while Tom Kobayashi and Tom Scott will receive Technical Grammy Awards. The award for Best Song for Social Change will go to ‘Refugee’, written by K’naan, Steve McEwan, and Gerald Eaton (aka Jarvis Church).

    Last year, the Lifetime Achievement Award winners were Nirvana, the Supremes, Nile Rodgers, Slick Rick, Ma Rainey, Bobby McFerrin, and Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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