"Aretha Franklin's reign as the Queen of Soul is incomparable and undisputed," president and CEO of the Recording Academy Neil Portnow said in a statement.
"For more than six decades, her extraordinary artistic achievements coupled with her passionate dedication to her philanthropic work-which ranged from children's and artists' issues to civil rights activism-served as a testament to her power, majesty, and genius," he continued.
"These gifts positioned her as a true cultural icon, and the Recording Academy is honored to celebrate her inspirational legacy."
Franklin died in August at the age of 76 from pancreatic cancer.
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