Four Tops to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Grammys

December 23rd, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 23 (ANI): Pop group Four Tops will be honoured with the lifetime achievement award at this years Grammys.

The group involving Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Roquel Payton, Theo Peoples and Ronnie McNeir will receive the prestigious award along with late Rat Pack star Dean Martin.

Gene Autry, the Blind Boys Of Alabama, Hank Jones, Tom Paxton and Brenda Lee will also receive career awards.

Neil Portnow, President of The Recording Academy - which runs the Grammys - called the recipients a “prestigious group of legendary performers, creative architects and technical visionaries”.

Their outstanding accomplishments, legendary passion and artistry have positively affected our culture and will continue to influence and inspire generations to come, the BBC quoted him as saying.

Meanwhile, the nominations for the main awards ceremony have already been announced. US rapper Lil” Wayne leads the pack with eight nods, including album of the year for Tha Carter III. (ANI)

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