The Recording Academy to Give "Lifetime Achievement" Award to Black Sabbath

December 19, 2018

The Recording Academy has announced that Black Sabbath will be the recipents of the "Lifetime Achievement" award at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Along with Black Sabbath, the other artists to be granted Lifetime Achievement awards at the 2019 ceremony include George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, and Dionne Warwick.

According to a statement released by the Recording Academy, "The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording.”

Black Sabbath had spent the last 50 years touring the globe, selling out venues, and releasing groundbreaking albums that went on to inspire generations of new rock bands. In 2017, Black Sabbath officially ended their touring in their hometown of Birmingham, England.

Drummer Bill Ward left Black Sabbath before their final tour as a band, and it is unknown if he will join Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler during their honoring ceremony.