The music mogul, who co-founded Def Jam Records and has worked with artists like Adele, Jay Z, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kanye West, will be feted during a special ceremony in Los Angeles on 11 February (16), in the week leading up to the Grammy Awards (15Feb16).

"Rick Rubin has said he has one rule regarding his recording process, 'The only rule is that it's not done until it's great,'" says Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy. "His contributions to music and to the artists he's worked with prove that Rick is beyond simply great. He is remarkable.

"We look forward to celebrating this musical icon and his pioneering career, which continues to inspire and climb to new heights."