*Run DMC; Earth, Wind and Fire, Herbie Hancock and Ruth Brown will be among the latest recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday.
The award is given annually to artists who contributed significantly to the recording industry and the broader culture.
The new winners will be honored with a concert sometime in early 2016, apart from the annual Grammy Awards to take place on February 15.
Hancock, who already has 14 Grammys, revitalized rhythm sections to bring a new sense of melody. Queen of R&B Ruth Brown brought a new audience to the genre with a string of hits in the 1950s. Earth, Wind and Fire became widely popular by bringing a wider pop audience to R&B; and Run-DMC were among the pioneers of hip-hop in 1980s New York.
Other recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award include Celia Cruz, the late Cuban salsa singer who was one of the 20th century’s leading artists in Latin America; Jefferson Airplane helped create the psychedelic sound of the 1960s, with lasting hits such as “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love.” and singer Linda Ronstadt, who has won 10 Grammys over a career that has taken her from pop to rock and across many other genres.