The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will honour Grammy Award winners Alicia Keys and Kasseem Dean, aka Swizz Beatz, at their annual Grammy Week celebration on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room in New York City.
The prestigious, invite-only event will celebrate the artistic contributions of the Producers & Engineers Wing’s professional members and will highlight the accomplishments of Keys and Dean.
The event, now in its 11th year, is well-regarded among producers and engineers as well as industry titans. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.
"With multiplatinum success, fierce dedication to the craft, and unwavering support for the art of recorded sound, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz represent the power of groundbreaking ingenuity in our creative community," said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy.
"Alicia and Swizz have set new precedents for excellence and their contributions are paramount. This is sure to be an unforgettable evening, and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate them together as an undeniable force in the industry."
Previous honorees have included:
2009—Ahmet & Nesuhi Ertegun; Jerry Wexler; Arif Mardin & Tom Dowd
2011—T Bone Burnett
2013—Quincy Jones & Al Schmitt