This year’s Grammy Awards will see a flurry of talent being rewarded for their contribution to music, and atop the list for the lifetime achievement award are The Supremes.
Considered the queens of Motown Records, The Supremes is one of the biggest and most successful acts in the 1960s.
You might know them. The group originally consisted of Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and Betty McGlown, but The Supremes is generally considered as a trio.
They released some of the most well-known songs in history like “Stop in the Name of Love,” “Baby Love,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” and “Where Did Out Love Go?”
According to reports, the legendary trio will be recognized at the 2023 Grammy Awards, alongside Nirvana, Nile Rodgers, Slick Rick, Ma Rainey, Bobby McFerrin, and Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart.
With this new honor, Ross will become the first woman to receive the lifetime achievement award twice, since she was bestowed with the honor as a soloist back in 2012.
“Performing with two talented woman, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballad, is a memory that will be in my heart forever,” Ross said.
“It was a beautiful symphony. Motown was such an incredible family. I’m forever grateful for the blessed opportunity.”
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Unfortunately, Wilson and Ballard won’t be able to personally receive their awards, as they had both passed away. Instead, their daughters will receive the award on their behalf, reports say.
Wilson’s daughter, Turkessa Ferrer-Babich expressed her gratitude: “The Lifetime Achievement Award is an acknowledgment that all three women contributed, from the very beginning of their career,
“My mom knew that she was going to get this award, someday. Unfortunately, she’ll get it when she is no longer physically with us. I know, though, that she is overwhelmed with excitement that she and her sisters are getting this award. They deserved it. They worked hard and contributed so much to the music industry and the world.”
Wilson passed away in 2021, but in celebration of the Grammy honor and her birthday on March 6, a posthumous single titled “Soul Defender” will be released on Mar. 3.
According to reports, the late singer was preparing to release the song before her sudden death in February two years ago.
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