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Bruce Springsteen is the first international songwriter to become a Fellow of the Ivors Academy in the British org's 80-year history. The award is the highest honor the academy bestows.

Springsteen has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to the craft of songwriting, across a career that spans 50 years, and his impact on the U.K.’s cultural landscape. He will receive the award at The Ivors ceremony in London on 5/23.

He is the 27th Fellow of the Academy, joining a roster of songwriter greats that includes Sir Paul McCartney, Kate Bush CBE, Joan Armatrading CBE and Sting, who received the award in 2023.

“In addition to recognizing my songwriting, the award stands as a tribute to the fans and friends who have supported me and my work for the last 50 years," said Springsteen. "This entire country has made me feel welcome every step of the way, and for this, I will always remain deeply appreciative.”

Tom Gray, chair of The Ivors Academy, added: “There is no one more fitting than Bruce Springsteen to be the first international songwriter inducted into our Fellowship. Songwriters are powerful storytellers, who capture our lives, loves and hardships. Bruce has always told the greatest stories. The Fellowship marks the esteem in which he is held by all those who share his craft.”

To commemorate Springsteen being named an Academy Fellow, a limited-edition vinyl of Best of Bruce Springsteen in Jersey Devil red can be purchased from Amazon starting 4/19.