Dr. Dre will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work. Dre broke onto the music scene in the late 1980s as a co-founding member of groundbreaking rap collective N.W.A. and went on to produce hits for everyone from Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Nas and Busta Rhymes to Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Gwen Stefani, and countless more.
He will be honored during the 13th annual Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY Week celebration on January 22 at Village Studios in Los Angeles.
“Dr. Dre is an influential force in music,” said Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “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.”
In addition to celebrating Dre’s legacy, the event will also salute the overall industry influence of the Producers & Engineers Wing’s more than 6,400 professional members and their commitment to creativity and technical prowess in the field of recording. According to the Recording Academy, its Producers & Engineers Wing advocates year-round for excellence and best practices in sound recording, audio technologies, and education in the recording arts, along with proper crediting, recognition and rights for music creators.
Dre is the recipient of six GRAMMY Awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.