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Grammys 2018: Fleetwood Mac to be Honored as MusicCares ‘Person of the Year’

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Two-time GRAMMY winners Fleetwood Mac will be honored at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The first band in the award’s history to receive the honor, Fleetwood Mac will be honored in recognition of their significant creative accomplishments and their longtime support of a number of charitable causes, including MusiCares, the premier safety net of critical resources for the music industry.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be the first band to receive the MusiCares Person of the Year award,” said Mick Fleetwood on behalf of Fleetwood Mac. “Independently and together, we all set off on a journey to spend our lives as artists, songwriters and musicians. None of us did it alone and there were plenty of helping hands along the way, so we applaud and celebrate MusiCares’ guiding principles of giving musicians a helping hand and a place to turn in times of need. We are very appreciative of this recognition.”

As one of the best-selling bands of all time, Fleetwood Mac have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and established their place in rock and roll music history. Having created a distinctive sound that endures today, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Their album, Rumours, won the Album Of The Year for 1977 and remains one of the best-selling albums of all time.

In 2015 the band’s classic and most successful lineup — comprising Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks — reunited for the first time since 1998 for the On With The Show tour. The tour sold out arenas across the globe and showcased classic hit songs from Fleetwood Mac’s career such as “The Chain,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop,” “Big Love,” “Little Lies,” and “Rhiannon,” among others.

Proceeds from the 28th annual Person of the Year benefit gala — to be held during GRAMMY Week two nights prior to the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards — will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

 

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