Sting will become a Fellow of the Ivors Academy, receiving the highest honor the Academy bestows.
Sting will receive the award at The Ivors, to be held at Grosvenor House in London on May 18.
The Academy also revealed that Amazon Music is the new title sponsor of The Ivors in a collaboration that will amplify and scale the awards’ recognition and celebration of songwriters globally.
To commemorate the honour, an unheard, Amazon Original demo of Sting’s 2021 single If It’s Love, from his latest album The Bridge, is being released exclusively via Amazon Music.
Sting becomes the twenty-third Fellow that the Academy has inducted in its 79-year history, an honor reserved for those who have truly reshaped and redefined the art and craft of music creation.
Speaking on the honor, Sting said, “Of all the awards in the world of music, The Ivors are for me, the most prestigious. Songwriting is a skilled craft and The Ivors Academy are its guild. So, I am delighted and honoured to be offered this Fellowship of the Academy, joining and acknowledging this extraordinary group of fellow songwriters, and all of those who went before us.”
Speaking on behalf of The Ivors Academy, Fellow Joan Armatrading said, “Across all of Sting’s work as a solo artist and with the iconic band The Police, he is without doubt one of the UK’s foremost successful songwriters and performers and is certainly deserving of one of the most prestigious awards in the music business.
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