Bruce Springsteen has been chosen for the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year honor and will receive the award next year during the week of the Grammys.
The 62-year-old Boss will be honored for his four decades of philanthropy at a black tie gala February 8, which is two days before the 55th annual Grammys in Los Angeles.
"Bruce Springsteen is a truly gifted and Renaissance artist of our time, a national treasure and an exemplary humanitarian," Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow said in announcing the award, which also recognizes artistic achievement. "His career is a testament to the power of creative excellence, and his contributions as a philanthropist speak to the tenacity of the human spirit."
Past recipients of the MusiCares Person of the Year award include Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand and Neil Young. Last year, Paul McCartney was given the honor. David Crosby was the first to receive the award in 1991.
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