We don’t know a whole bunch about what’s going down in a month at the Grammy awards, but we know this: legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the show. Though the group, as famous and groundbreaking as they are, never won a Grammy, they were the first collective to be nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance…before there was even a rap category. How’s that for perspective?
“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,” President and CEO of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, said in a statement. “Their exceptional accomplishments, contributions, and artistry will continue to influence and inspire generations to come.”
In addition to Run-DMC, Earth Wind & Fire, John Cage, Ruth Brown, Jefferson Airplane, Herbie Hancock, Celia Cruz, and Linda Ronstadt will also receive honorary awards during the show. The Grammys will air live on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. (EST) on CBS.