Julio Iglesias to receive honorary degree from Berklee

BOSTON (AP) — Julio Iglesias and three other prominent music industry figures will receive honorary degrees from Boston’s Berklee College of Music at its commencement next month.

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris, drummer Harvey Mason and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Dee Dee Bridgewater also will be presented with honorary doctorates in music at the May 9 ceremony.

Berklee says Latin crooner Iglesias and the others are being recognized for their achievements and influences in music and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture.

Past recipients include Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Page, Smokey Robinson, Steven Tyler, Loretta Lynn, David Bowie, Juan Luis Guerra, Annie Lennox, Paco de Lucia, Carole King, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, George Clinton, Placido Domingo and A.R. Rahman.

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