British rockers Queen changed rock and roll as we knew it when they burst on the scene with “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

The rockers were nominated for a Grammy Award four times but never won the award.  Two of their songs have been listed in the Grammy Hall of Fame – “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You / We Are the Champions”.

Now the band has been selected to be awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award – an award that recognizes outstanding artist contributions to the world of music.

Speaking on the honour, Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said, “these exceptionally 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.”

The award ceremony and a concert paying tribute to the band will take place sometime this summer.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards are scheduled for January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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