GRAMMY’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Run–DMC

Run DMC honered with the GRAMMY’s Lifetime Achievement Award. They are the first hip-hop act to receive this honor.

The Recording Academy presents this Special Merit Award to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.

Run’s reaction on Twitter: “I just got a call from the Grammys!! They shocked me!! We’re the first rappers to get this award!! Shocked! Grateful!. God is good!!! I’m so honored to be a #GRAMMYs Lifetime Achievement Award recipient this year. Thank you to the Recording Academy!”

Read more about Run DMC getting this award in an short article at NY Daily News.

Further 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt. More information in the Special Merit Awards to Honor 2016 Class news post and the 12 Things To Know About The 2016 Special Merit Awards Class at