Dr. Dre, who has produced tracks for Eminem, Snoop  Dogg and more, will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work. The Recording Academy announced that it’s Producers and Engineers Wing will pay tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer at Village Studios in Los Angeles on Jan. 22. The event will take place four days before the 2020 Grammys. Dr. Dre has won six Grammys, three of which he took  home as producer or engineer. Born in Compton, CA, he began his career as  a member of the seminal West Coast rap group N.WA., producing their groundbreaking debut album, “Straight Outta Compton.”  He went on to produce tracks for himself and other  artists, including Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Eve, Jay Z, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Xzibit, The Game, Anderson P.aak and more. He also found success outside of hip hop, producing Top 10 pop hits for Gwen Stefani, Michel’le and Mary J. Blige. Dre founded Beats Electronics with Jimmy Iovine in 2008. Six years later, they launched the streaming subscription service Beats Music. Apple acquired both for $3 billion in 2014.

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