The Talking Heads are set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 2021 Grammy Awards show, which will air on CBS on January 31st. The award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. What's ironic about this (Once In A) Lifetime Achievement, is that Talking Heads never actually WON a Grammy Award during the band's illustrious 16-year career. They were, however, nominated twice – once in 1984 for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group for “Burning Down the House,” and again in 1988 for Best Concept Music Video, “Storytelling Giants.” If you're hoping for a 'Heads' reunion performance similar to their 2002 Rock Hall induction, don't hold your breath.
Other recipients of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement include Texas native, the late Tejano music legend Selena, as well as Salt-N-Pepa, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, opera singer Marilyn Horne, and late jazz great Lionel Hampton. The Grammy Awards will be hosted by Trevor Noah of The Daily Show