Bonnie Raitt will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy at the 2022 Grammys.
The Academy announced Thursday that the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award honorees will be celebrated with the return of the Special Merit Awards Ceremony and 64th Grammy Nominees Reception event, which will be held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles on January 30.
Due to the pandemic, honorees were unable to attend the 63rd Grammy Awards nor receive in-person recognition during the show but were acknowledged in the telecast.
Raitt, who was unable to accept the award last year, will join the rest of the 2021 Special Merit Award recipients, which were announced nearly a year ago.
Raitt is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose unique style blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop. After 20 years as a cult favorite, she broke through to the mainstream in the early ’90s with her Grammy-winning albums Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw.
Her widely acclaimed 2012 independent release Slipstream was one of the top-selling independent albums and earned Raitt her 10th Grammy Award (Best Americana Album). In 2016, Raitt released her Grammy-nominated album Dig In Deep.
Raitt is set to release her 21st studio album next year. Just Like That… will be the third release on her Redwing Records label.
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