Donny Hathaway to obtain posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Just in from sources over at Vibe, the Recording Academy will probably be honoring Donny Hathaway with a Lifetime Achievement Award for the 40th anniversary of the late soul singer’s dying.

“Each 12 months, the Recording Academy has the distinct privilege of celebrating music business giants who've enormously contributed to our cultural heritage,” mentioned Recording Academy President and CEO, Neil Portnow, Business Wire. “This 12 months, we've a gifted and sensible group of honorees and their distinctive accomplishments, contributions, and artistry will proceed to affect and encourage generations to come back.”

Hathaway recorded many basic hits together with “Someday We’ll All Be Free,” “A Song For You,” and “This Christmas.” The Chicago native was discovered lifeless on January 13, 1979 outdoors of the Essex House lodge in New York the place the incident was dominated a suicide.

As said on the Grammy web site, “Donny Hathaway was a flexible soul stylist who constructed his legend singing each city protest songs in addition to clean, signature duets with the likes of Roberta Flack, regardless of his far-too-short profession.
The Academy will even be giving people their flowers whereas they’re right here with Dionne Warwick and George Clinton & Parliament additionally receiving lifetime achievement honors. Other honorees embody Black Sabbath, Julio Iglesias, Billy Eckstine and Sam & Dave.”

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will broadcast on February 10, 2019 at eight p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. A particular presentation for the lifetime achievement awards is scheduled for May 11, 2019.