by Josh Grossberg | Thu., Dec. 10, 2009 11:50 AM
The late King of Pop was top name announced today as a recipient of a special Lifetime Achievement Award to be bestowed in the run-up to next month's 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. It will be the 14th Grammy of his storied career. (And it might not stop there: the soundtrack to This Is It will be eligible for the 2011 awards.)
Jackson joins the equally deceased Bobby "Mack the Knife" Darin, as well as the very-much-alive Leonard Cohen, Loretta Lynn and conductor André Previn among the honorees.
The special statuettes will be presented at an invite-only ceremony on Jan. 30, a day before the big show airs on CBS.
Get the latest on the Grammy nominations here and check out the contenders in our gallery below.