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The MusiCares Person of the Year is an award presented annually by The Recording Academy, the same organization that distributes the Grammy Awards, to commend musicians for their artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy.[1][2] The award's name reflects the non-profit health care organization known as MusiCares, established by the academy "to provide health and medical assistance to needy musicians".[3] Chosen by the MusiCares Foundation, award recipients are honored during "Grammy week" (a string of galas just prior to the annual Grammy Awards ceremony)[4] with an "all-star" tribute concert that helps to raise money for the foundation.[5][6] From 1991 to 1993, the first three MusiCares Person of the Year awards were presented to American musicians David Crosby, Bonnie Raitt, and Natalie Cole. Cuban American
Cuban American
singer Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
received the award in 1994, followed by Americans Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
and Quincy Jones. Between 1997 and 2004, the award went to British musicians Phil Collins, Sir Elton John, and Sting, Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti, Americans Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and Billy Joel, and Irish musician Bono. A string of Americans were presented the award between 2005 and 2009—Brian Wilson, James Taylor, Don Henley, Aretha Franklin, and Neil Diamond. Canadian Neil Young
Neil Young
received the 2010 award while Barbra Streisand, Sir Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
and Bruce Springsteen were honored in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively. Carole King
Carole King
was honored in 2014 and was followed by Bob Dylan. Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
was named the 2016 honoree,[7] followed by Tom Petty
Tom Petty
in 2017. 2018 honorees Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
became the first group to win the award.

Contents

1 Recipients 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Recipients[edit]

Year[I] Image Recipient Lifetime Nationality Ref.

1991

Crosby, DavidDavid Crosby 1941 !b. 1941 United States [8]

1992

Raitt, BonnieBonnie Raitt 1949 !b. 1949 United States [9]

1993

Cole, NatalieNatalie Cole 1950–2015 !1950–2015 United States [10]

1994

Estefan, GloriaGloria Estefan 1957 !b. 1957 Cuba United States [11]

1995

Bennett, TonyTony Bennett 1926 !b. 1926 United States [12]

1996

Jones, QuincyQuincy Jones 1933 !b. 1933 United States [13]

1997

Collins, PhilPhil Collins 1951 !b. 1951 United Kingdom [14]

1998

Pavarotti, LucianoLuciano Pavarotti 1935–2007 !1935–2007 Italy [15]

1999

Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder 1950 !b. 1950 United States [14]

2000

John, EltonElton John 1947 !b. 1947 United Kingdom [16]

2001

Simon, PaulPaul Simon 1941 !b. 1941 United States [17]

2002

Joel, BillyBilly Joel 1949 !b. 1949 United States [18]

2003

Bono 1960 !b. 1960 Ireland [19]

2004

Sting 1951 !b. 1951 United Kingdom [20]

2005

Wilson, BrianBrian Wilson 1942 !b. 1942 United States [21]

2006

Taylor, JamesJames Taylor 1948 !b. 1948 United States [22]

2007

Henley, DonDon Henley 1947 !b. 1947 United States [23]

2008

Franklin, ArethaAretha Franklin 1942 !b. 1942 United States [24]

2009

Diamond, NeilNeil Diamond 1941 !b. 1941 United States [25]

2010

Young, NeilNeil Young 1945 !b. 1945 Canada [26]

2011

Streisand, BarbraBarbra Streisand 1942 !b. 1942 United States [27]

2012

McCartney, PaulPaul McCartney 1942 !b. 1942 United Kingdom [28]

2013

Springsteen, BruceBruce Springsteen 1949 !b. 1949 United States [29]

2014

King, CaroleCarole King 1942 !b. 1942 United States [30]

2015

Bob Dylan b. 1941 United States [31]

2016

Lionel Richie b. 1949 United States [32]

2017

Tom Petty 1950–2017 United States [33]

2018

Fleetwood Mac Mick Fleetwood John McVie Christine McVie Lindsey Buckingham Stevie Nicks b. 1947 b. 1945 b. 1943 b. 1949 b. 1948 United States United Kingdom

^[I] Each year is linked to an article about the Grammy Awards ceremony of that year. See also[edit]

Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year List of Grammy Award
Grammy Award
categories

References[edit]

^ Donahue, Ann (January 30, 2010). " Neil Young
Neil Young
Named MusiCares' Person of the Year". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2010.  ^ "Young named Person of the Year for Grammys". Toronto Sun. Sun Media Corporation. August 11, 2009. Archived from the original on August 12, 2009. Retrieved March 11, 2010.  ^ Reynolds, J.R. (January 14, 1995). "Apollo Theatre Photos To Go On Sale; AIDS Benefit Show in L.A. To Honor Ella". Billboard. p. 15. Retrieved February 12, 2010.  ^ Laudadio, Marisa; Herndon, Jessica (January 27, 2010). "Sneak Peek: Inside Grammy Week Parties". People. Time Inc.
Time Inc.
Retrieved March 11, 2010.  ^ "All-Star Lineup To Honor 2010 MusiCares Person Of The Year Neil Young". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. December 14, 2009. Retrieved March 8, 2010. [permanent dead link] ^ " Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
Named 2009 MusiCares Person Of The Year". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. October 21, 2008. Archived from the original on January 11, 2009. Retrieved March 11, 2010.  ^ " Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Named 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year". Grammy.com. Grammy foundation. August 18, 2015.  ^ Holden, Stephen (January 9, 1991). "The Pop Life". The New York Times. The New York Times
The New York Times
Company. Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ Rule, Sheila (February 20, 1992). "On a D Train in Disguise, the Grammys Ride In". The New York Times. The New York Times
The New York Times
Company. Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ "Awards show begins at 8 p.m." The Register-Guard. Guard Publishing. February 20, 1993. Retrieved February 15, 2010. [dead link] ^ Rule, Sheila (March 1, 1994). "The Pop Life; Stars Count Down To Grammy Night". The New York Times. The New York Times
The New York Times
Company. Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ "Calendar". Billboard. January 28, 1995. p. 85. Retrieved February 15, 2010.  ^ Shazli, Ardi (February 5, 1996). "Limited tickets to see Grammy awards in LA". New Straits Times. New Straits Times
New Straits Times
Press. Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ a b Swenson, John (October 8, 2002). "Rock News: Music's high and low notes". United Press International. Retrieved February 12, 2010.  ^ "Pavarotti Named MusiCares Person Of The Year". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2010.  ^ O'Haire, Patricia (October 6, 1999). "News Beat". New York Daily News. Mortimer Zuckerman. Retrieved February 11, 2010. [permanent dead link] ^ Lewis, Martin (February 21, 2001). "The Pre-Grammys: Song-By-Song-By-Simon". Time. Time Inc.
Time Inc.
Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ Strauss, Neil (February 27, 2002). "The Pop Life; Tough Competition At Grammys". The New York Times. The New York Times
The New York Times
Company. Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ " Bono
Bono
is MusiCares Person of the Year". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. October 8, 2002. Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ "In Brief: Sting, Wyclef". Rolling Stone. October 15, 2003. Retrieved February 11, 2010. [permanent dead link] ^ "Brian Wilson: MusiCares Person of the Year". msnbc.com. December 1, 2004. Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ Sieger, Julia M. (February 7, 2006). " MusiCares Honors Singer James Taylor". CBS News. Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ Gundersen, Edna (February 12, 2007). " Don Henley
Don Henley
lauded as MusiCares Person of the Year". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ Gundersen, Edna (February 10, 2008). " MusiCares honors Aretha Franklin at pre-Grammy party". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ "Kate Winslet, Mickey Rourke, Neil Diamond". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. February 9, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ " Neil Young
Neil Young
named MusiCares person of the year". USA Today. Gannett Company. August 11, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2010.  ^ "A Star Is Honored". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. August 4, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2010.  ^ " Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
Is 2012 MusiCares Person Of The Year". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2011.  ^ TWENTY-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TO BE HONORED AS 2013 MUSICARES® PERSON OF THE YEAR ^ Carole King
Carole King
Named 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year ^ " Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Named 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year". Grammy.com. Grammy foundation. September 23, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014.  ^ " Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
Named 2016 MusiCares Person Of The Year". Grammy.com. Grammy foundation. August 18, 2015.  ^ https://www.grammy.org/2017-musicares-person-of-the-year-tom-petty

External links[edit]

Grammy Awards official website MusiCares feature in L.A. Times

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MusiCares Person of the Year

David Crosby
David Crosby
(1991) Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1992) Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1993) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
(1994) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
(1996) Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1997) Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti
(1998) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1999) Elton John
Elton John
(2000) Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(2001) Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(2002) Bono
Bono
(2003) Sting (2004) Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
(2005) James Taylor
James Taylor
(2006) Don Henley
Don Henley
(2007) Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
(2008) Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(2009) Neil Young
Neil Young
(2010) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2011) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(2012) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2013) Carole King
Carole King
(2014) Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2015) Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(2016) Tom Petty
Tom Petty
(2017) Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(2018)

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