The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) will honor legendary musical artists Daryl Hall and John Oates with the chairman's award for sustained creative achievement at the organization's annual convention, to be held June 7-10 in San Diego.

The duo, which has hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart six times, will be presented the award on the last night of the convention.

"NARM congratulates Daryl Hall and John Oates for their remarkable talents as singers, songwriters and musicians and for their inspiring creativity," NARM President Jim Donio says. "Their soulful melodies have transcended four decades and crossed all demographics, and they have allowed multiple generations to enjoy their signature Rock and Soul music and appreciate their influence."

Previous recipients of the NARM chairman's award include B.B. King, Chicago, Carlos Santana, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and Fleetwood Mac.