MusiCares Person of the Year

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MusiCares Person of the Year
Awarded for artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy
Country United States
Presented by MusiCares
First awarded 1991
Last awarded 2018
Website www.grammy.org/musicares

The MusiCares Person of the Year is an award presented annually by MusiCares (the charity arm of 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 singer Gloria Estefan received the award in 1994, followed by Americans 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 received the 2010 award while Barbra Streisand, Sir Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen were honored in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively. Carole King was honored in 2014 and was followed by Bob Dylan. Lionel Richie was named the 2016 honoree,[7] followed by Tom Petty in 2017. 2018 honorees Fleetwood Mac became the first group to win the award. In 2019, Dolly Parton became the first country artist to receive the honor.

Recipients

Year[I] Image Recipient Lifetime Nationality Ref.
1991 A man with a mustache and shoulder-length hair wearing jeans and holding a guitar, standing behind a microphone. David Crosby b. 1941 United States [8]
1992 A woman with red hair wearing black clothing and hoop earrings playing the guitar and singing into a microphone. The American flag appears in the background. Bonnie Raitt b. 1949 United States [9]
1993 A woman wearing earrings, a bracelet and a multi-colored spaghetti strapped dress, with both holds folded over a microphone. Natalie Cole 1950–2015 United States [10]
1994 The side view of a woman with her eyes closed, singing into a microphone and playing a black guitar. Gloria Estefan b. 1957 Cuba
United States
[11]
1995 An older man holding a microphone in one hand, his arms held out, smiling and wearing a black suit with a white dress shirt. Tony Bennett b. 1926 United States [12]
1996 An older man with a white mustache, wearing a black tie, red dress shirt, gray jacket, and a name badge that hangs from a string around his neck. Quincy Jones b. 1933 United States [13]
1997 A man with a shaved head wearing black and singing into a microphone. The background contains dotted lighting on a stage. Phil Collins b. 1951 United Kingdom [14]
1998 A man in a dress coat and white shirt with an open mouth, which is framed by dark facial hair. Luciano Pavarotti 1935–2007 Italy [15]
1999 A man smiling, wearing black sunglasses and colorful clothing, behind a microphone. Stevie Wonder b. 1950 United States [14]
2000 Elton John 2011 Shankbone 2.JPG Elton John b. 1947 United Kingdom [16]
2001 A man behind a microphone holding an acoustic guitar and wearing a yellow shirt and black hat. Paul Simon b. 1941 United States [17]
2002 A man with a goatee and his eyes closed behind a microphone on a piano, wearing a black shirt and striped jacket. Billy Joel b. 1949 United States [18]
2003 A man with facial hair wearing a leather jacket, a black shirt, an earring, and tinted glasses with a star along the frame. Bono b. 1960 Ireland [19]
2004 A man with a v-neck, white T-shirt wearing a necklace and bracelet standing behind a microphone, holding a guitar. Sting b. 1951 United Kingdom [20]
2005 Brian Wilson (7314673472) (tall).jpg Brian Wilson b. 1942 United States [21]
2006 A man behind a microphone holding an acoustic guitar, sitting on a stool in the center of a stage, with a light shining down from above. To his sides are an electric guitar on a stand, a side table with a laptop, a bottle, and some additional equipment. James Taylor b. 1948 United States [22]
2007 A man wearing a black tie and white dress shirt with an electric guitar hanging from a strap around his neck. His left arm is raised, with his index finger pointed upwards. In the background is a drum set. Don Henley b. 1947 United States [23]
2008 A woman her mouth open, holding a microphone. She is wearing a gray hat with a large bow, gray gloves, and a gray jacket. In the background is a crowd of people. Aretha Franklin 1942–2018 United States [24]
2009 A man behind a microphone holding a black guitar, wearing a black dress shirt with embellishments. Neil Diamond b. 1941 United States [25]
2010 Black and white image of an older man with sideburns wearing a white dress shirt with his sleeves rolled up, holding a guitar. Neil Young b. 1945 Canada [26]
2011 A woman with blond hair, wearing a white dress and jeweled necklace. Barbra Streisand b. 1942 United States [27]
2012 Paul McCartney Performs in Dublin. Paul McCartney b. 1942 United Kingdom [28]
2013 Bruce Springsteen Performs in Spain. Bruce Springsteen b. 1949 United States [29]
2014 Carole King. Carole King b. 1942 United States [30]
2015 Bob Dylan - Azkena Rock Festival 2010 2.jpg Bob Dylan b. 1941 United States [31]
2016 Lionel Richie 2012 2.jpg Lionel Richie b. 1949 United States [32]
2017 Tom Petty 2.jpg Tom Petty 1950–2017 United States [33]
2018 Fleetwood Mac 2009.jpg 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
[citation needed]
2019 Dolly Parton 2011.jpg Dolly Parton b. 1946 United States [34]

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

See also

References

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  2. ^ "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.
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  4. ^ Laudadio, Marisa; Herndon, Jessica (January 27, 2010). "Sneak Peek: Inside Grammy Week Parties". People. Time Inc. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
  5. ^ "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]
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Bob Dylan Named 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year". Grammy.com. Grammy foundation. August 18, 2015.
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  13. ^ Shazli, Ardi (February 5, 1996). "Limited tickets to see Annual Grammy Awards in LA". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  14. ^ a b Swenson, John (October 8, 2002). "Rock News: Music's high and low notes". United Press International. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
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  18. ^ Strauss, Neil (February 27, 2002). "The Pop Life; Tough Competition At Grammys". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  19. ^ "Bono is MusiCares Person of the Year". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. October 8, 2002. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  20. ^ "In Brief: Sting, Wyclef". Rolling Stone. October 15, 2003. Retrieved February 11, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  21. ^ "Brian Wilson: MusiCares Person of the Year". msnbc.com. December 1, 2004. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  22. ^ Sieger, Julia M. (February 7, 2006). "MusiCares Honors Singer James Taylor". CBS News. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  23. ^ Gundersen, Edna (February 12, 2007). "Don Henley lauded as MusiCares Person of the Year". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  24. ^ Gundersen, Edna (February 10, 2008). "MusiCares honors Aretha Franklin at pre-Grammy party". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  25. ^ "Kate Winslet, Mickey Rourke, Neil Diamond". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. February 9, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  26. ^ "Neil Young named MusiCares person of the year". USA Today. Gannett Company. August 11, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  27. ^ "A Star Is Honored". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. August 4, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2010.
  28. ^ "Paul McCartney Is 2012 MusiCares Person Of The Year". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  29. ^ "TWENTY-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TO BE HONORED AS 2013 MUSICARES® PERSON OF THE YEAR".
  30. ^ "Carole King Named 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year".
  31. ^ "Bob Dylan Named 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year". Grammy.com. Grammy foundation. September 23, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  32. ^ "Lionel Richie Named 2016 MusiCares Person Of The Year". Grammy.com. Grammy foundation. August 18, 2015.
  33. ^ "2018 MusiCares Person of the Year: Fleetwood Mac". 28 July 2015.
  34. ^ "Dolly Parton Is MusiCares' 2019 Person Of The Year". 4 September 2018.

External links

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

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