Grammys to Honor Bruce Springsteen Next Year

By the Associated Press | June 28, 2012 | 3:05 PM EDT

FILE - This March 9, 2012 file photo shows Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performing at the Apollo Theater in New York. MusiCares announced Thursday, June 28, that Springsteen will be honored as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of his extraordinary creative accomplishments as well as his significant charitable work. The 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will be held on Feb. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Springsteen is being recognized for his creative and philanthropic contributions by the group that puts on the Grammy Awards.

The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Springsteen has been named its 2013 MusiCares person of the year. The Boss will be feted at a private fundraising dinner ceremony on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow called Springsteen a "renaissance artist of our time, a national treasure, and an exemplary humanitarian." Springsteen has won 20 Grammy awards during his nearly 40-year career.

The Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundation provides financial, medical and educational services to members of the music community. Past person of the year honorees include Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Paul McCartney.