Here’s a fun fact for your Wednesday: Despite their pioneering and pivotal career, Run-DMC never won a Grammy Award.
I know, shocking, right?
However, hold the outrage. You’re probably smart enough to point out that during the bulk of Run-DMC’s heyday that a rap category didn’t exist. The legendary hip-hop trio was nominated for a Grammy in 1986, the Best R&B Vocal Performance Grammy. They lost.
Now 30 years later, they’re finally getting their Grammy. According to The Fader, the group will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony on February 15. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and Guy Who Comes on Stage Around Hour Three of the Show to Talk About the Power of Music, spoke on the award in a statement.
“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. Their exceptional accomplishments, contributions, and artistry will continue to influence and inspire generations to come.”
In addition to honoring Run-DMC, honorary awards will be given to Earth, Wind & Fire, Jefferson Airplane, Herbie Hancock, Linda Ronstadt, Celia Cruz, John Cage, and Ruth Brown.
(Via The Fader)