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Springsteen to be honoured for his creative and philanthropic contributions

Bruce Springsteen is to be named 2013 MusiCares person of the year.

He is being recognised awarded for his creative and philanthropic contributions by MusiCares, the group who organise the Grammy Awards.

Springsteen will be honoured at a private ceremony which is set to take place on February 8 next year in Los Angeles.

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow called Bruce a "renaissance artist of our time, a national treasure, and an exemplary humanitarian".

In his time, Springsteen has won 20 Grammy awards during a career that has spanned almost 40 years.

The Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundation provides financial, medical and educational services to members of the music community.

Past person of the year honourees include Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Paul McCartney.

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