The Recording Academy honour Doris Day with their prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’
Published: January 17, 2008

The Recording Academy® is to honour Doris Day in 2008 with a long overdue and much deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.

The songstress that we all know and love shot to fame in the 1940s as a sultry big-band vocalist and by the end of the decade had become a Hollywood movie star. It was however in the 1950s that Doris Day “The Singer” became one of the most successful female solo recording artists of all-time. Her singing & film career then continued with gusto until the late 1960s.

Doris Day’s legacy of song comprises of over 600 recordings. She also released 29 studio albums and charted more than 76 singles on the American Billboard (these include million-sellers: “Sentimental Journey” (1945) “Love Somebody” (1948), “It’s Magic” (1948), “A Guy Is A Guy” (1952), “Secret Love” (1954) and “Que Sera, Sera”). In the late 1990s, her recordings of “Sentimental Journey” and “Secret Love” were inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.
It is the fore-mentioned outstanding contribution to popular music that is now to be acknowledged at the 50th GRAMMY Awards. The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on the 10 February 2008. Other recipients of this award are Burt Bacharach (composer), The Band (rock band), Cab Calloway (jazz singer), Itzhak Perlman (violinist), Max Roach (drummer/composer) and Earl Scruggs (banjo player).

“These profoundly inspiring figures are being honoured as legendary performers, creative architects and technical visionaries. Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy.” – President/CEO of The Recording Academy.

Although not yet officially confirmed it is not expected that Ms. Day will likely be able to attend the ceremony. Also please be aware that the actual televised show is usually edited and does not of norm include the Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The Recording Academy® was established in 1957 and is internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards. These prestigious awards are given for musical excellence and are the most credible brand in the music industry. Most notably the recipients are decided by the respected and accomplished musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that form part of this organisation.

*** Stop Press: The Grammy Museum will open 8 December 2008. Doris will be nicely featured in the Lifetime achievement Section and also the Hall of Fame for her two winning songs. ***