Dr. Dre will be honored for his legendary production work ahead of the 2020 Grammys.
The Recording Academy announced Thursday (Oct. 31) that Dre will be honored at the 13th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Grammy Week celebration. Known as the official kickoff to Grammy Week, the event will pay tribute to the artistic achievements and innovations of the Compton-bred trailblazer.
”Dr. Dre is an influential force in music,” Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah said in a release. “Dre breaks boundaries and inspires music creators across every genre. His evolution as a producer solidifies him as a leader of the pack within our industry, and we watch in amazement as he continues to shape the future of music.”
The industry’s top producers, engineers and professionals will gather at the Village Studios in Los Angeles for the ceremony on Jan 22. The Producers & Engineers Wing event lands four days before the 2020 Grammys, which are set to take place at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Jan. 26.
In addition to honoring Dre’s artistic legacy, the event will salute the over 6,400 members of the Producers & Engineers Wing and their influence on the music industry.
Dre has won a total of six Grammys, winning Producer of the Year in 2002. He was awarded with the Best Rap Solo Performance for “Let Me Ride,” followed by Best Rap Performance By A Group Or Duo in 2001 for “Forgot About Dre” with Eminem, which he won again in 2010 for “Crack A Bottle” with 50 Cent and Em. Dre took home two Best Rap Album Grammys for his production work on Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP and Relapse.
The N.W.A. co-founder made his Grammy stage debut in 2011, performing a medley of “Love The Way You Lie” and “I Need A Doctor” with Eminem, Skylar Grey, Adam Levine, and Rihanna.