December 13, 2013 13:55

The Beatles, Kraftwerk to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Isley Brothers and Kris Kristofferson will also be recognised for their contribution

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The Beatles and Kraftwerk are amongst the acts set to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards as part of the 56th annual Grammy Awards.

The Isley Brothers, Kris Kristofferson and Mexican artist Armando Manzanero will also be honoured with the lifetime recognition gong and the late Creole musician Clifton Chenier and violinist Maud Powell will receive the award posthumously. Meanwhile, Rick Hall of Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals and composer Ennio Morricone have been named as the Trustees Award honorees, as well as photographer Jim Marshall, who died in 2010. The recipients of the Special Merit Awards were announced yesterday (December 12) in Los Angeles.

Daft Punk, Lorde, James Blake, Tame Impala, Disclosure and The National are amongst the artists up for prizes in the 56th annual Grammy Awards, which will take place on January 26, 2014 at the Staples Center in LA. The nominations were announced on December 6 at a ceremony in Los Angeles. Jay-Z leads the pack for next year's ceremony with nine nominations, including Best Rap Performance for 'Tom Ford' and Best Rap Album for 'Magna Carta Holy Grail', whilst Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams tie with seven nominations each.

Elsewhere, Mercury Prize winner James Blake is up against Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in the Best New Artist category, whilst the Best Alternative Music Album category sees nods for 'Trouble Will Find Me' by The National, 'Lonerism' by Tame Impala and 'Modern Vampires Of The City' by Vampire Weekend. The Best Rock Album sees Black Sabbath up against David Bowie, Kings Of Leon, Queens Of The Stone Age and Neil Young With Crazy Horse. In the Best Dance/Electronica Album category, 'Random Access Memories' by Daft Punk competes with 'Settle' by Disclosure.

'Get Lucky' by Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams is up for Record Of The Year alongside 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams and 'Royals' by Lorde. Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' is also named in the Album of the Year category alongside 'Good Kid, M.A.A.D City' by Kendrick Lamar and 'The Heist' by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. In the Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, category Rob Cavallo, Dr. Luke, Ariel Rechtshaid, Jeff Tweedy and Pharrell Williams have all received nominations.

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