Neil Young is to recieve his first solo Grammy Award at the 2010 ceremony in Los Angeles, it was announced on Tuesday August 11.
The singer songwriter will be awarded the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year, for his artistic as well as philanthropic work.
Recording Academy president Neil Portnow explains Young as the award’s recipient by saying: “Neil has set a standard of artistic integrity and iconoclastic creativity for more than four decades, and his achievements have been matched by his unwavering humanitarianism.”
He adds: “He is a shining example of how music people offer their creative gifts to the world, and how they also give back through their commitments to charitable endeavours.”
The MusiCares Person of the Year has previously been awarded to Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Bono and Neil Diamond.
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