Grammys to honor Dr. Dre for trailblazing production work

November 01, 2019 - 5:08 am

Dr. Dre will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work, including hits for Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg and more.

The Recording Academy announced Friday that its Producers & Engineers Wing will pay tribute the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on Jan. 22 at Village Studios in Los Angeles. The event takes place four days before the 2020 Grammys.

Dre has won six Grammys, three of which he took home as a producer or engineer. Born in Compton, he broke out on the music scene as a co-founding member of N.W.A., producing some of its groundbreaking 1988 debut album, "Straight Outta Compton."

He went on to produce his own multiplatinum albums, along with crafting music for Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Eve, Jay-Z, Nas, Mary J. Blige and Gwen Stefani.

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Fekadu reported from New York.

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