Selena, Salt-N-Pepa among Recording Academy's 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients

The Recording Academy is announcing its lineup of 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.

The honorees, who will will be recognized at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, 2021, include Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Lionel Hampton, Marilyn Horne, Salt-N-Pepa, Selena and Talking Heads.

The award celebrates performers who have "made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording, according to a press release.

The Trustees Award, which honors "contributions in areas other than performance," will be awarded to Ed Cherney, Benny Golson and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. Daniel Weiss will be the Technical Grammy Award recipient.

"Given the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, more details about the special award presentation event will be announced at a later date," the release stated.

Earlier this month, the Recording Academy made its latest effort to promote diversity by releasing a new guide to help the music industry be more proactive when it comes to racial justice. This comes as the academy and its Grammy Awards have faced backlash from the Black community for a lack of inclusion and transparency.

Earlier this year, Sean "Diddy" Combs criticized the academy and the music industry at large during his speech as the Industry Icon award winner at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy Gala.

"Black music has never been respected by the Grammys to the point that it should be," he said. "For years we've allowed institutions that have never had our best interests at heart to judge us, and that stops right now."

Since then, the Recording Academy has tried to round out its membership with a diversity push, launched the Black Music Collective and hired a diversity and inclusion officer. Now, the academy has partnered with Color of Change, a civil rights advocacy group, to create the #ChangeMusic roadmap. The guide lays out actions the music industry can take to improve its treatment of Black people.

Contributing: David Oliver

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