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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]

MusiCares Person of the Year
Awarded forartistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy
CountryUnited States
Presented byMusiCares
First awarded1991
Last awarded2019
Websitewww.grammy.org/musicares

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. [8]

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RecipientsEdit

Year[I] Image Recipient Lifetime Nationality Ref.
1991   David Crosby b. 1941 United States [9]
1992   Bonnie Raitt b. 1949 United States [10]
1993   Natalie Cole 1950–2015 United States [11]
1994   Gloria Estefan b. 1957 Cuba
United States
[12]
1995   Tony Bennett b. 1926 United States [13]
1996   Quincy Jones b. 1933 United States [14]
1997   Phil Collins b. 1951 United Kingdom [15]
1998   Luciano Pavarotti 1935–2007 Italy [16]
1999   Stevie Wonder b. 1950 United States [15]
2000   Elton John b. 1947 United Kingdom [17]
2001   Paul Simon b. 1941 United States [18]
2002   Billy Joel b. 1949 United States [19]
2003   Bono b. 1960 Ireland [20]
2004   Sting b. 1951 United Kingdom [21]
2005   Brian Wilson b. 1942 United States [22]
2006   James Taylor b. 1948 United States [23]
2007   Don Henley b. 1947 United States [24]
2008   Aretha Franklin 1942–2018 United States [25]
2009   Neil Diamond b. 1941 United States [26]
2010   Neil Young b. 1945 Canada [27]
2011   Barbra Streisand b. 1942 United States [28]
2012   Paul McCartney b. 1942 United Kingdom [29]
2013   Bruce Springsteen b. 1949 United States [30]
2014   Carole King b. 1942 United States [31]
2015   Bob Dylan b. 1941 United States [32]
2016   Lionel Richie b. 1949 United States [33]
2017   Tom Petty 1950–2017 United States [34]
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
[35]
2019   Dolly Parton b. 1946 United States [36]

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

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ReferencesEdit

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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.
  8. ^ "Dolly Parton Is MusiCares' 2019 Person Of The Year". 4 September 2018.
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  13. ^ "Calendar". Billboard. January 28, 1995. p. 85. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ a b Swenson, John (October 8, 2002). "Rock News: Music's high and low notes". United Press International. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  16. ^ "Pavarotti Named MusiCares Person Of The Year". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  17. ^ O'Haire, Patricia (October 6, 1999). "News Beat". New York Daily News. Mortimer Zuckerman. Retrieved February 11, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ Lewis, Martin (February 21, 2001). "The Pre-Grammys: Song-By-Song-By-Simon". Time. Time Inc. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ "Bono is MusiCares Person of the Year". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. October 8, 2002. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  21. ^ "In Brief: Sting, Wyclef". Rolling Stone. October 15, 2003. Retrieved February 11, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ "Brian Wilson: MusiCares Person of the Year". msnbc.com. December 1, 2004. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  23. ^ Sieger, Julia M. (February 7, 2006). "MusiCares Honors Singer James Taylor". CBS News. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  24. ^ Gundersen, Edna (February 12, 2007). "Don Henley lauded as MusiCares Person of the Year". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  25. ^ Gundersen, Edna (February 10, 2008). "MusiCares honors Aretha Franklin at pre-Grammy party". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  26. ^ "Kate Winslet, Mickey Rourke, Neil Diamond". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. February 9, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  27. ^ "Neil Young named MusiCares person of the year". USA Today. Gannett Company. August 11, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  28. ^ "A Star Is Honored". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. August 4, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2010.
  29. ^ "Paul McCartney Is 2012 MusiCares Person Of The Year". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  30. ^ "TWENTY-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TO BE HONORED AS 2013 MUSICARES® PERSON OF THE YEAR".
  31. ^ "Carole King Named 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year".
  32. ^ "Bob Dylan Named 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year". Grammy.com. Grammy foundation. September 23, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  33. ^ "Lionel Richie Named 2016 MusiCares Person Of The Year". Grammy.com. Grammy foundation. August 18, 2015.
  34. ^ "2018 MusiCares Person of the Year: Fleetwood Mac". 28 July 2015.
  35. ^ McPhate, Tim; Hertweck, Nate (26 January 2018). "Lorde, Haim, Keith Urban: 13 Fleetwood Mac MusiCares Tribute Performances". Recording Academy. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  36. ^ "Dolly Parton Is MusiCares' 2019 Person Of The Year". 4 September 2018.

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