We are delighted to announce that Annie Lennox will receive an honorary doctorate in music this summer from The Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Annie, along with Willie Nelson and Carole King, will acquire the degree at the school’s annual commencement ceremony on May 11.
Annie will serve as a commencement speaker, addressing over 900 Berklee graduates and their guests at the 7,000-seat Aggannis Arena at Boston University.
The prestigious music school has honoured a long line of celebrated artists since it began handing out honorary degrees in 1971.
Annie, Willie and Carole will follow in the footsteps of luminaries including Duke Ellington, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, David Bowie and U2 guitarist The Edge.
Students will pay tribute to the trio on the eve of the graduation, playing music associated with their careers at a private concert.
A press statement released from Berklee on Tuesday heaped praise on their latest honorees.
Annie was called "one of the finest musical voices of our time" and will be "celebrated as an innovator and icon", according to school officials.
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