Top honors for Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen will be honored as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy — the music industry body that hosts the Grammy Awards

Springsteen is being honored as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of his extraordinary creative accomplishments as well as his significant charitable work, which has included an impressive range of philanthropic activities over the years.

“Bruce Springsteen is a truly gifted and Renaissance artist of our time, a national treasure, and an exemplary humanitarian,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy. “His career is a testament to the power of creative excellence, and his contributions as a philanthropist speak to the tenacity of the human spirit. We are privileged and honored to pay tribute to Bruce this year as our MusiCares Person of the Year.”

The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during Grammy Week. The celebration culminates with the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Springsteen’s recording career spans nearly 40 years, beginning with his 1973 Columbia Records release Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.  He has released 17 studio albums, garnered 20 Grammy Awards and won an Oscar (for “Streets Of Philadelphia” from 1993’s Philadelphia) and has supported a wide range of charitable causes including organizations that work to alleviate homelessness and hunger.

 

 

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