The kick-off event for Grammys Week, which is set to take place Jan. 22nd, will be held at the Village studios in West Los Angeles and “will pay tribute to the artistic achievements and innovations of Dre,” the Grammys announced.
Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy described Dr. Dre as “an influential force in music.” “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,” she said in a statement.
Throughout Dre’s career, he’s worked with Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Tupac Shakur. In recent years, he’s worked with Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak.
Compton, Dre’s most recent album, was released in 2015. While he revealed last year that he was working on new material for his long-awaited third solo LP Detox, no music for it has been released thus far.
While the event will pay tribute to Dre’s legacy, it will also celebrate the creativity and achievements of the Producers & Engineers Wing, which has more than 6,400 professional members.
During 2019 Grammy Week, eight-time Grammy winner Willie Nelson received the same honor as Dre. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will take place Sunday Jan. 26, 2020 and will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. EST/PST.