The Recording Academy announced today that they will honor the late Michael Jackson at the upcoming Grammy's. Michael is among seven Lifetime Achievement Award honorees for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on January 30th.
The King of Pop will receive a posthumous award along with singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, 1959 Best New Artist Grammy winner Bobby Darin, Delta blues guitarist David "Honeyboy" Edwards, country queen Loretta Lynn, composer Andre Previn and jazz trumpeter Clark Terry.
Academy president/chief executive Neil Portnow said in a statement, "This year's honorees are a prestigious group of diverse and prominent creators who have contributed some of the most distinguished and influential recordings. 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."
It has not been revealed who will accept the award on Michael’s behalf. But we think his children would be great recipients!